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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Cory, a veteran police officer, draws his gun just as a bullet whizzes through his hair, grazing his scalp. Emma, a bank employee freezes when a gunman holds her hostage for several hours in the safe room. Anthony, a military officer in Afghanistan, runs through crossfire to retrieve the corpses of his buddies. [...]

Misplaced Memories

You walk into a room, determined to find something. You start rummaging around, opening some drawers, looking on desktops-only to realize you have no idea what you are actually looking for. You leave the room, shaking your head, maybe amused by your absent mindedness or perhaps a little worried. In a couple minutes, hours or [...]

By |2014-03-08T15:17:26+00:00February 21st, 2014|Depression, Grief & Loss, Memory, Psychotherapy|0 Comments

Cutting Remarks

It takes a lifetime to learn how to handle disappointment, and being a teenager doesn’t help much when things get rough. I was wondering what would cause a beautiful, smart 15 year old like Briana to get a pack of her dad’s razors and some disinfecting lotion from the medicine cabinet and deliberately carve small [...]

The anatomy of an upset

Eugene was having a bad day.  On the way to work, some idiot cut him off, then another stupid person slipped ahead into a prime parking spot, making him late for work, which he hated.  If you could be a fly on the wall of Eugene’s mind, you might hear these thoughts buzzing through his [...]

Teenage Depression

Under the stereotype of teenage angst, teenagers often claim to be misunderstood, but parents should be careful not to misinterpret signs of teenage depression as a bad mood that will pass with time. Untreated depression can have severe negative consequences on a person’s life, so take time to investigate any serious and significant mood changes. [...]

Depression and Insomnia

Insomnia Cure and Success of Depression Treatment WebMD News from HealthDay By Margaret Steel HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Treating persistent insomnia at the same time as depression could double the chances that the mood disorder will disappear, a new study shows. Doctors have long reported a link between insomnia — [...]

Depression in Children

For a long time it was assumed that children lacked the emotional maturity to experience depression, even though most children feel down at times. Today, children are the fastest growing group diagnosed with depression. It is estimated that two percent of children under 12 struggle with depressive symptoms, and that Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) can [...]

A full life as an Empty-nester

Those feelings of sadness when your children leave home are commonly referred to as empty nest syndrome. Women are often affected by this stage of life, which coincides with menopause and other stressors. When children no longer need consistent attention, many women find themselves having to care for their elderly parents. Children leaving home can [...]

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