Major Depressive Disorder, as we explained previously, is not the typical sadness one feels. It affects one's life in many areas: increase/loss of appetite, over/under sleeping, loss of interest in activities, lack of energy, restlessness and more. Biological factors seem to play a causal role, since genetics may determine the intensity of symptoms. Studies show that … Continue reading Negative Beliefs and Depression
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This story was submitted anonymously and tells the tale of a woman experiencing severe depression and her recovery. I stood in front of a group of women last night and led them through the first week of a book study. During the discussion time, I paused and looked around the room. I saw four groups … Continue reading Share Your Story: Severely Depressed
Hey guys! So recently I had the opportunity to meet and catch up with an old high school friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in ages. After high school we drifted apart to focus on furthering our careers - she furthered in the field of Engineering and I furthered in Management and Psychology. Fast … Continue reading Are you guys up for this challenge?
Why are you here? You are here to triumph over such limitations! You are here to achieve your goals and aspirations! You are here to make contributions in your relationships, in your career/vocation, in your community! Don't hold yourself back any longer! See your limitations, own them, and then powerfully choose right now to starting applying … Continue reading Create success and happiness!
Here are some pretty cool tips and tricks to try out when socializing with friends and family or if you're meeting someone for the first time! When you first meet someone, try to notice their eye color while also smiling at them. It might be because you look for a second or two longer, but … Continue reading 5 MUST try Psychological Lifehacks!
We previously noted that STRESS is a psychological causal factor of DEPRESSION. But what kind of stress and how does is affect depression? Stress is a daily experience in many lives that lead to burn out at the work place, familial conflicts, and even personal issues such as self harm and extreme weight loss. Studies … Continue reading Psychological Causal Factors of Depression Pt 2
One of the best gifts you can receive is the gift you give yourself: belief. Belief in GOOD, belief in PERSEVERANCE, and belief in YOURSELF! Failures and shortcomings are natural and will continue to occur as long as we live. We will experience loss, and doubts will plague our thoughts. However, we must understand that … Continue reading Believe You Can
This person's story (submitted anonymously) speaks about the pains of bipolar disorder and the decision to seek help. I hadn’t been in college very long, but even though I had settled in and made some close friends, I began to feel like something was not right. I was sad all the time, and crying for … Continue reading Share Your Story: Speaking Up (My Mental Illness Journey)
Disclaimer! If you haven't checked out our last post then I would highly suggest doing so before continuing this post -> The Science of Depression! Serotonin is an important chemical and neurotransmitter which helps to regulate mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep memory, and sexual desire and function. It goes without saying that low … Continue reading Fighting depression with Serotonin!