Guilt is about feeling bad, even disliking ourselves, over something we did or didn’t do in the past. Guilt can be normal: the fact that we feel it proves that we have compassion for others. At the same time, guilt can become so toxic and destructive that it overwhelms, and that’s when it’s time to […]
Depression. A miserable experience. When mild, it steals your dreams. When severe, it runs you over with stagnancy, painful thoughts, guilt, and shutdown. It’s also not just a single emotion. Depression comes in dozens of flavors and intensities, if not hundreds, and can vary from day to day, if not throughout the day. One minute […]
Depression is more than feeling sad or going through a difficult time. It’s a debilitating clinical condition that requires medical care. If not treated, depression can cause significant problems — or death. Here are five questions everyone should be asking about depression. What exactly is depression? Depression can present differently depending on the person, but […]
Antidepressants are used for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. They don’t cure depression, but they’re very effective at reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Sometimes the first antidepressant you take will work just fine, but if it doesn’t reduce your symptoms or it causes side effects that bother you, […]
Maybe it happened suddenly. Life hit you hard, a sucker punch you hadn’t seen coming. Maybe it was slow, seeping into your identity while you were distracted. All you know is somewhere along the line you stopped believing in yourself. Now you can’t do anything right, it’s all inner criticism criticism criticism, and finding your […]
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” — Oprah Winfrey Cognitive therapy (CT) is a powerful technique therapists use to help their clients deal with life’s tougher moments. It’s used worldwide to help individuals overcome psychiatric problems like phobias, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, […]
An article by Kim Rosenthal, MD kimrosenthalmd.com Depression hurts. It robs you of hope and motivation and makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning, never mind cope with the pervasive agony that comes along with it. At times it seems hopeless. There’s no “pulling your socks up.” It isn’t that easy. […]
The music is a delight at the ear, and sunlight plays lacework shadows across the floor. This is a safe place — but the emotion remains all-encompassing.