Do You Remember When You Felt Really Great?

Do You Remember When You Felt Really Great?

  Obviously, when people seek me out, they’re hurting in some way. Something doesn’t feel right. Once an appointment is scheduled, I ask my client to complete my Online Pre-Appointment Survey, which helps us zero in on what’s not working, as well as symptoms of how they’re feeling. When we meet together in person (or in long distance cases, on Skype), this is something we discuss at even greater depth. I think, though, that what surprises...

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Holidays or “Winter Blues” Got You Down?

Holidays or “Winter Blues” Got You Down?

If the holidays have you feeling sad or depressed, I can assure you – you’re not alone at all. Literally hundreds of thousands of people experience “winter blues” or “seasonable funk” to the point that it created its own documentation and acronym – Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Many people attribute SAD to environmental causes – too little sun, too much rain or snow, too much darkness, and...

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Slight Differences in Symptoms Require Big Difference in Prescription

Slight Differences in Symptoms Require Big Difference in Prescription

Too many times psychiatrists apply the same medication to patients who might be complaining about similar symptoms when their symptoms come from a cause that is uniquely differentiated than another cause. Prescription medications for depression or anxiety are not like aspirin that can be used for multiple issues. Proper treatment requires careful and persistent diagnosis. As an example, one of the most important and common misdiagnoses among...

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Pilot Andreas Lubitz: When Does Depression Become Suicidal?

Pilot Andreas Lubitz: When Does Depression Become Suicidal?

About a week ago, the world watched, horrified, when news broke that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew his 149 passengers and fellow staff to their deaths in the French Alps. As news of his life began to filter through, we were introduced to a young man (only 27) who had suffered bouts of depression to the point of seeking help and medication. He was able to hide this from his employer and even before he received his...

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Non-addictive medications help relieve depression, other symptoms

Non-addictive medications help relieve depression, other symptoms

From Dr. Paul Corona’s book, Healing the Mind and Body, Volume 3 We’re so fortunate to live in a time when many excellent medications are widely available to relieve depression and other symptoms. In one generation, the treatment of anxiety and depression has moved from symptomatic medications and narcotics – that did little more than dull the emotional pain of patients, cloud their minds and set them on a path to addition...

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The Dreaded “D” Word – Depression & Relieving Depression

The Dreaded “D” Word – Depression & Relieving Depression

  Depression is a subject few people care to discuss. Many people have an aversion to depression because they equate it with defeatism, a weak self-image, lack of will power and the sissy’s response to life’s challenges. Still others fear that it can invade at any moment and then stubbornly refuse to leave. My discomfort with the word “depression” is not only the negative idea it creates in our thinking, but because...

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