Assertiveness Introduction: What is the Assertive Response?

assertive response

Assertiveness is one of my favorite topics because it offers a very concrete set of tools, which I will explain in this and other articles.  The exciting part about assertiveness is that once you truly master it, it will improve your communication with your friends, family, children, and business associates.…

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Effective Treatments for Depression: How to Cure Depression

effective treatments for depression

This article is called, “How to cure depression,” but I am going to tell you right away that the fact is that there is not one single, magical cure for all depression.  Anyone who tells you differently is either a liar or trying to sell you something.  Or both.  There…

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I’m Depressed for No Reason – Why Some People Feel Depressed

Some people feel, “I’m depressed for no reason,” and this is a confusing situation to be in and also often baffles friends and family.  However, clinical depression (major depressive disorder) does not require a reason in order to show up.  Depression needs no invitation to come to the party of…

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Does marijuana cause depression?

Does marijuana cause depression

Some people wonder, “does marijuana cause depression?”  I have yet to find a good, solid site with answers on this topic, so I thought I would delve in. Is marijuana a depressant? First, is marijuana a depressant?  Yes.  Marijuana is classified as a depressant drug.  However, what does that mean,…

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If you are in crisis, get help immediately!

I decided this was important enough to deserve its own page: If you are in a serious depression right now, and you think you might be a danger to yourself, please reach out for support.  Keep reaching out until you get proper help. I would suggest starting by calling your…

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Is depression an emotion?

is depression an emotion?

Many people wonder, “Is depression an emotion, a disease, a state of mind, or something else entirely?”  The confusion comes up mostly because a lot of people use the word “depressed” to mean they feel sad or even very sad. Is depression an emotion?  No. The short answer is that…

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Depression questions: FAQ about depression

Some people are only too well aware of all the signs and symptoms of their depression.  However, if you have never been depressed before, you may not recognize the signs.  Someone recently asked, “Can you be depressed and not know it?”  Another person asked, “Is depression an emotion?”  This article will…

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Ketamine treatment for depression shows promise

Major depression is a complex disorder that usually requires a multi-layered approach to treatment.  This is because the root cause of extreme depression is often biological, psychological, and social.  We will discuss the nature of depression and the potential treatments for it in other articles on this site.  This article focuses…

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