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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

There continues to be a heightened focus on mental health conditions and the role they play in one’s life. Depression, for example, is a major disorder that can disrupt a person’s life. You might wonder: is my loved one struggling with depression? Signs That Your Loved One Is Struggling With Depression It’s important to remember …

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Does Clinical Depression Respond Better to Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

When clinical depression strikes, what is the best way to receive treatment? Are patients better off checking into a 24-hour mental health treatment center where they can receive round-the-clock help, or are they better served by day programs, which allow them to maintain much of their daily life while working to overcome their depression? A …

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Recognizing the Subtle Signs of Depression

The wide variety of symptoms associated with depression often makes it difficult to identify. Unfortunately, it is critical to notice the subtle signs of depression in your loved one. Then, you can help the person get treatment as soon as possible. To learn about your loved one’s treatment options, contact Promises Behavioral Health. Why Is …

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Teen Drinking Linked to Behavioral Problems

Teens who drink heavily are more likely than their peers to have behavioral and attention problems and suffer from anxiety and depression, new research finds. Science Daily reports that a team led by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology based their research on a study of nearly 9,000 Norwegian teenagers aged 13-19 …

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Withdrawal from Antidepressants

If you’re looking to safely withdraw from antidepressants like Paxil, Lexapro, or Prozac, you should never quit “cold turkey.” To safely remove yourself from antidepressants, it is important to slowly wean yourself off of them by using smaller and smaller doses. Summer Beretsky wrote a piece for the World of Psychology blog on PsychCentral.com that …

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Depression, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness in the Military

A 2007 CBS News story recounted the life of a soldier, Staff Sgt. Daniel Shannon, who had been injured in combat and subsequently suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Shannon was prone to violent outbursts, where he would find himself destroying furniture in fits of rage. Sadly, stories like his are common; as the wars …

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A Guide to Depression Medication

Most people have experienced a time in life when situations or events may have triggered periods of melancholy or an overall sense of feeling down. It’s normal, at one time or another, to feel depression following something sad or distressing that has happened. Usually, these feelings will naturally fade away over a few days or …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Children

Research shows that children of parents with depression and anxiety disorders are up to seven times more likely than others to develop depression and anxiety themselves. But USA Today reported that two new studies suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce the risk of mental health problems in children and teens. In cognitive behavioral therapy, …

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Is Mild Depression a Concern?

Is mild depression a concern? We know that major depressive disorder (MDD), or clinical depression, is a major problem for 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and young adults may be among those most affected. An estimated 3 million 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. report they have suffered at …

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