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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 [...]

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 [...]

Anger Management Meditation: How Mindfulness Helps Control Anger

 What does it mean to you when you say, “I’m angry”? To be blunt, the possibilities are limitless. Anger is an emotion and thus, subject to an infinite number of ever-evolving variables. Our feelings belong to us and manifest uniquely in each of us. Of course, anger is no different.The good news: Anger is a form of information that can help guide us.The not-so-good news: We can sometimes process this information in counterproductive ways, for example: […]

By | June 6th, 2016|Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness|0 Comments

How Does a Traumatic Experience Lead to PTSD?

The word is literally part of the disorder’s name—post-traumatic stress disorder—so obviously, undergoing a traumatic experience plays a major role in PTSD. Understanding that role is often not as simple as it sounds. Developing PTSD may occur when one goes through or witnesses or learns about a disturbing, stressful, or frightening event (typically more intense than, say, a divorce or job loss). Some of the many examples include violent criminal assault, natural disasters, life-threatening condition, extreme neglect, time spent in a combat zone, sexual assault/violence, and prolonged sexual abuse. […]