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How to fight the inertia of depression

    The inertia of depression When the safety of bed trumps the ideas in your head of what life holds for you outside the comfort of your duvet, it might just be that the inertia of depression has descended.. Yep, depression can be constant companion throughout life, coming and going but lurking nevertheless. The inertia of depression is not …

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Teens and depression: Troubling symptoms no parent should ignore

Teenage depression is a condition that should never be taken lightly. It’s not just a phase or the sufferer feeling “blue” for no apparent reason. As the teenage years can be some of the most emotionally demanding of our lives, it’s hardly surprising that many young adults find themselves spiralling into depression and struggling to function. Before we get stuck …

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Dealing with Depression

    Depression Checklist: Have you lost enjoyment in things you used to find fun? Do you feel that the future is bleak and without hope? Are you sleeping too much? Are you eating too much? Eating too little? Are you avoiding others and isolating yourself? if you answered yes to two or more of the above questions, you may …

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Rehab For Depression – What It Is All About

Depression is a serious condition that has affected more than 300 million people worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of individuals are diagnosed with this mood disorder. Individuals with this mental disorder are often sad and have no interest in socializing or performing general activities. Depression can lead to several adverse effects, including insomnia, loss of appetite, weakness, fatigue, poor …

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How counselling helps fight against depression

There are varying levels of depression. Some people can be too depressed for counselling to be effective, (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Psychotherapy) and these clients are usually referred on to a Psychiatrist for help. Some people need anti-depressants to pull them out of their severe depression before they are able to respond well to counselling for depression. Having said that, …

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Does Smiling Help with Depression?

You may already know it, but smiling is an excellent way to induce happiness. A smile is not only welcoming to others, but it can be the first step to healing depression and anxiety. Science has proven this through numerous studies, and while the idea is too simplistic, it works. In this article, we look at several studies that show …

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5 Tips On Managing Stress & Anxiety

Are you beleaguered by your busy everyday routine making you feel weary, sulky and depressed? Stressors can take a toll on your emotional wellbeing, seriously affecting your cognitive functioning and your zest to move on in life. The emotional distress & anxiety from bad experiences in life or a hectic schedule can seriously hamper your quality of life and general wellness. Instead of …

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Why am I depressed?

When we feel down and ask ourselves, “Why am I depressed?”, there unfortunately isn’t always a clear answer. Depression is different to sadness. When we feel sad we can often pinpoint why we feel sad. It could be due to losing something we love dearly or we might feel sad after a disagreement with a friend. Depression is different. There …

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The best ways to fight depression

Depression isn’t the same as feeling sad or unhappy. It’s more akin to living in a dark black hole where there is no light and no chance of light either. Everything seems hopeless to a depressed person. They feel useless and worthless and they often feel others would be better off without them. The future is bleak and the anguish …

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How cognitive behavioural therapy can help ease depression Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel and how you think. It can be debilitating leading to detachment from life. The Depression Cycle by Kennerley shows the typical cycle of depression: Depression cycle kennerley   Depression often includes a loss of pleasure in things someone used to enjoy, a …