Depression Treatment Plan: Why am I Depressed?

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Being depressed is frustrating, but there are some concrete steps you can take to help yourself get better. A good depression treatment plan is the key.   There is no blood test for depression, no easy way to “prove” that you are depressed, and sometimes you might even not fully acknowledge …

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Teenage depression test: How to know when your teenager is depressed

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It can be hard to know whether a teenager is simply feeling “hormonal” or whether they are truly depressed without a teenage depression test.  Counsellors, teachers, and parents may be looking for a way to check whether a teenager’s behaviour qualifies as major depression.  Or you may be a teenager …

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Depression Homework Activity 4: Remembering how to play

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Remember,  if you are in crisis, get help immediately.  You may already know how to do that locally.  If not, I have a link here to crisis lines worldwide. Also, if this is your first depression homework exercise that you are doing in this series, please read the brief introduction …

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Depression Homework Activity 3: The Power of Forgiveness

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Remember,  if you are in crisis, get help immediately.  You may already know how to do that locally.  If not, I have a link here to crisis lines worldwide. Also, if this is your first depression homework exercise that you are doing in this series, please read the brief introduction …

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Depression Homework Activity 2: Finding Order from the Chaos

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Today’s depression homework activity is about scheduling and routine.  It is a way to find order in the chaos that often becomes our lives when we are depressed. For many people, having a schedule or routine might seem boring or dull.  However, it doesn’t have to be. It can give shape …

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Depression Homework Activity 1: List Your Passions

Dedicate a private notebook/journal to your depression homework.  This can be for your eyes only or it can be something you share with a counsellor or psychologist. Today’s activity is listing your passions.  Passions are the things that ignite the flame within you. Make a list of all the things …

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What is Depression Homework? And Why do it?

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Depression homework is a series of tasks that you do on your own with the goal of recovering from depression.  It is not like school homework in that there is no grading and no “right” or “wrong” answers.  In fact the mere act of doing the depression homework is what …

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How to overcome depression

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Someone asked me how to overcome depression.  This was my answer: There are many things you can do to start overcoming clinical depression, and which ones work best for you will depend on your personality: Make a list of all the things that have ever brought you joy. Do one …

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Your Thyroid and Depression

If You Are Depressed: Get Your Thyroid Checked! If you are depressed, make sure you have gotten your thyroid checked.  There is a strong link between the thyroid and depression: sometimes when people are hypothyroid, they become depressed.  Hypothyroid just means your body is not producing enough of the thyroid hormones. …

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Best Supplements for Depression: Nutrition and Depression

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What are the best supplements for depression?  Or, rather, what is the best diet and/or supplements to prevent or lessen the impact of depression?  There is a wealth of scientific information linking poor nutritional intake to depression. There are two ways to look at this: 1. Poor nutrition leads to depression. 2. …

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