Am I Depressed?

During the last several years, it’s become more and more difficult to read the daily news without running across a front page article with some alarming story about depression. Here are just a few of these headlines I’ve found: “Too Much TV Leads to Depression” “The Link Between Diet & Depression” “Can Allergies Lead To […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? The link between the amount of sunshine we get and how happy we feel is undeniable. If you have noticed a tendency to feel more depressed and lethargic during the winter months, while feeling relatively normal or better than normal during the rest of the year, you may suffer from […]

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Coping with the "Holiday Blues"

“Tis the season to be jolly”? “It’s the hap-happiest time of the year”? Well, not necessarily. At least not for all of us. According to the National Mental Health Association, as many as four out of ten people will experience a “mild depression” during and after the coming holiday season. By “mild” depression, I think […]

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Parenting Teens 101

All parents are aware that parent-child communication can be very difficult at times.  Most parents are also aware that these “difficult” communication patterns can quickly become “impossible” during the teen years. Even though it’s normal for teens to begin to separate from their parents during adolescence, they need to know that the safety net of […]

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