How to overcome depression

overcoming depression

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 books on hypnosis

There are a lot of books on hypnosis out there, but there is a wide variation in the quality of the information available in those books.  Some provide the latest hypnotherapy techniques while others are simply a rehash of old and outdated information.  This post will point you in the…

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Are you afraid to open up to your counselor?

opening up to counselor

I recently had a question from a person who was having difficulty opening up to her counsellor.  She could not even look her counselor in the eye and felt she was her counselor’s worst client. Opening up to a stranger can be strange I wonder how many people are in the…

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Grief: How to process the loss of everything from your car keys to your loved ones

processing loss

I wanted to take some time to write about loss because it is pervasive in our lives and yet many people do not stop to acknowledge it or even think about it.  Here, I am not just talking about the big, obvious losses like when a loved one passes away.…

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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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