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

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ICD 10 for Depression compared to DSM 5 for Depression What are the diagnostic criteria for depression?  In other words, what are the “official” depression symptoms?  There are two main diagnostic tools for depression: the ICD 10 for depression and the DSM-5 definition of depression. In North America the DSM-5 is…

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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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How to deal with depression alone – Do I have depression? – Causes of depression

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How to deal with depression alone: Many people wonder how to deal with depression alone or what to do when depressed.  You might be suffering from severe depression or you might be asking yourself, “Do I have depression?” Or you might be helping someone with depression.  Knowing how to deal…

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CBT books – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy books

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This article is about the best CBT books, or the best cognitive behavioral therapy books.  There are many CBT books out there, and some of them are specialized to a particular disorder.  This article contains a list of the best books on cognitive behavioral therapy, regardless of whether you are…

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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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Cyber bullying: is your teen being cyber bullied?

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Cyber bullying is a growing concern as more children and adolescents worldwide have access to more sophistocated technology.  Cyber bullying is complicated by the fact that often parents and teachers do not truly understand the most recent technology or its devastating potential for causing pain and humiliation to children and…

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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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