All about Depression A Three-Part Blog Series Part Three Depression Treatment options that work for you! There is a variety of different ways that depression can be treated successfully. There is medication, therapy, counselling or healthy eating and exercise. Medication for the treatment of depression targets specific neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, norepinephrine or dopamine. This can work to reduce both the frequency and the severity of episodes, and in some cases it can eliminate them completely. Most of these medications … [Read more...]
Part Two – What is Depression exactly?
All about Depression A Three-Part Blog Series Part Two What is Depression? Clinical depression as a medical condition related to the neurotransmitters, the chemicals in the brain. The neurotransmitters play a variety of different roles, appetite, regulating your mood and your responsiveness to stimulation, etc. this is why depression presents a variety of different symptoms and forms. Some people that are suffering from depression may eat more, sleep more and feel exhausted all of the time. Others may suffer from insomnia, … [Read more...]
What things do you do to treat your depression?
There are many ways you can treat your depression. Even small things can make a big difference. There are many different ways that we all treat our depression. Some of the obvious ones are, medication and counselling, but there are many other small things that we all do to help ourselves out when we are feeling down. It could be something small like treating yourself to a spa day or a new hairstyle, through to a holiday or weekend away. The point I’m trying to make here is that there are hundreds of different things big and small that people … [Read more...]
12 Signs you may have an Anxiety Disorder
Do you suffer from one or more of these? Then you may suffer from an Anxiety Disorder. Excessive Worry – A very classic sign of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is excessive worrying about everything. If you’re having persistent worrying thoughts for months, and these thoughts are impacting your life. Sleep Problems – If you find yourself constantly lying awake at night, agitated or worried about specific problems or even nothing at all, it could be associated with GAD. Irrational fears – Anxiety is almost always specific to one … [Read more...]
A Dangerous Condition Called LONELINESS
Over the years I’ve worked with thousands of people in counseling and coaching sessions as well as workshops and seminars, and one thing I gradually came to understand is that those who were suffering the most were almost always the ones who were lonely. Not just lonely for an hour or two or a day or two; no, I’m talking about those for whom lonely became a way of life. For the past 10 years, I’ve communicated with other counselors, therapists, and other keen observers of the human condition (mostly nurses and care aides) and they confirmed my … [Read more...]
Types of ADD: A story about untreated ADD and ADHD Part 1
I’ll tell you a story about a friend of mine – and I can assure you it is not me. The resemblance and similar age to me are purely a coincidence. My friend was about fifty-nine years old when he was diagnosed with ADHD. The first ADD-related book he read was “Healing ADD by Daniel Amen”. He was reading it to learn how to help his son who struggled with ADD problems. The son never really got to the addiction stage like his dad but really liked video games and found it was a good place to go when the pressure got to be a little much. My … [Read more...]