Could Your Depression Actually Be Bipolar Disorder?

Could Your Depression Actually Be Bipolar Disorder? Many people seeking depression treatment and counseling are struggling with what therapists call “treatment resistant depression”. This is depressio [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Bipolar, Depression|0 Comments

How Exercise Treats Depression

I've been saying this a lot the last few years, so it's nice to see both scholarly research and the popular press following this very important idea for depression treatment: Physical exercise is effe [...]

Fight Insomnia with this Super Easy and Effective Tip for Better Sleep- Magnesium

One of my favorite new sleep tips is so ridiculously easy to use that I can't believe I don't hear more about it.  It's especially important if you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar, or [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression|0 Comments

Treat Depression with Light

Feeling Depressed? Here’s a simple way to start to feel better. Sometimes, in the midst of a depressive episode, we feel there is almost nothing we can do start to feel better. We feel hopeless, listl [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Depression, Neuroscience|0 Comments

Find the Truth: How Mindfulness Shines a Light on Depression’s Lies

As you know, I’ve written often on the topic of major depressive disorder, or “depression.” And for good reason. Consider that about one in six adults experience depression in their lives and up to 80 [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Depression, Mindfulness|0 Comments

How Does Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Help with Depression?

How Does Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Help with Depression? Depression is a serious, widespread, and growing health issue. About one in six adults experience major depressive disorder in their l [...]

Take These Steps to Cope with Depression

We all experience feelings of sadness and grief from time to time, but major depressive disorder is a diagnosable and serious medical condition. Currently, one in six adults are affected by depression at some point in their life—episodes usually first arising in late teens/mid-20s—and that number is almost double for women. Learning how to cope with depression is an ongoing, but manageable challenge. But, before we get to such steps, let’s first examine the illness itself.  […]

By | July 19th, 2016|Depression, Mindfulness|0 Comments

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

This psychological intervention blends two complementary approaches: acceptance and mindfulness strategies commitment and behavior change strategies The goal of such a combination is psychological fle [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment This is a complex condition, so let’s open with some basics. The term bipolar disorderdoes not refer to the usual “ups and downs” most people experience throughout their lives. It is a brain disorder — formerly known as manic-depressive illness — that impacts nearly six million American adults. Its symptoms are challenging and ongoing, but most importantly, bipolar disorder can be effectively treated. Those living with this condition are enjoying productive, full lives thanks to a blend of medication and talk therapy. To begin understanding bipolar disorder, it helps to learn how to recognize its symptoms. […]

By | April 20th, 2016|Bipolar, Depression|0 Comments

7 Common Symptoms of Clinical Depression

7 Common Symptoms of Clinical Depression Today, mental illnesses are at last beginning to be recognized for what they truly are: illnesses. Neither having nor seeking help for clinical depression should be thought of as a sign of personal weakness. It is not something people can just “get over” or shake off. […]

By | March 24th, 2016|Depression|0 Comments