5 Unexpected Benefits of Addiction Treatment

5 Unexpected Benefits of Addiction Treatment Author: Kelly Fitzgerald Many people enter addiction treatment without knowing what to expect. They may be at the end of their rope, in mental and physical pain, devoid of hope or the energy to make it another day. A common misconception about addiction treatment…

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List of CBT techniques – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

list of cbt techniques

Several people have asked for a comprehensive list of CBT techniques.  What is CBT in psychology?  CBT techniques refers to cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.  CBT is a very popular form of therapy because it has been proven effective for a large number of people suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental…

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Motivational books to help you through depression and an existential crisis

Originally, I answered this question on Quora: “What are some motivational books to help you through depressiom and an existential crisis?” I have already written about the following (just click to read about them): Books about depression  Cognitive behavioral therapy books However, in terms of a book about depression that…

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Is Marijuana a Depressant? Is Weed a Depressant?

Is Marijuana a depressant? Many people ask the question, “Is marijuana a depressant?” without actually knowing exactly what a “depressant” is.  A “depressant” is a fairly technical medical term that means a drug that slows down the rate that your nerves send signals to each other.  Depressants decrease brain activity in certain parts…

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Best supplements for depression – foods that help with depression 

best supplements for depression

What are the best supplements for depression and what are some foods that help with 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…

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Free cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets – the best cognitive behavioral therapy exercises

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Both therapists & clients often look for free cognitive behavioral therapy exercises – or cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets – to complete as CBT homework between therapy sessions as well as using them as CBT self help worksheets to discover underlying thoughts.  CBT activities can take many forms, but some of…

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Teenage depression test – how to deal with teenage depression 

teenage depression test

This guide helps you to tell the difference between normal teenage “hormonal” behaviour and true clinical depression as well as how to deal with teenage depression. It can be hard to know whether a teenager is simply feeling “hormonal” or whether they are truly depressed.  This article features a teenage depression…

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ICD-10 Depression Symptoms | DSM-5 Depression Symptoms | Comparison of DSM-5 and ICD-10 Depression Criteria

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What are the diagnostic criteria for depression?  In other words, what are the “official” depression symptoms?  There are two main diagnostic tools for depression.  One is extremely prevalent in North America and is called the DSM-5.  The other is international and is called the ICD-10.  (More on those below.)  Although the…

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Books about depression – the 10 Best books on overcoming depression

best books on depression

Books about depression: what is bibliotherapy? One of the best ways to overcome depression is to read good books about depression.  This article provides a list of some of the best books about depression.  Reading self-help books about depression as part of your therapy is called “bibliotherapy,” which is just…

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Mental Health Resources for therapists and clients

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Mental Health Resources These are mental health resources for therapists and for people suffering from mental health issues.  These mental health resources include phone numbers, online programs and apps, worksheets, self-care resources, videos, blogs of people who suffer from mental illness, and other valuable mental health resources. My goal in…

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