In: Depression

Sadness Benefits
May 16, 2017

Are there sadness benefits? It often seems as though the work I am supposed to do is to eliminate all negative…

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Depression Is Often Untreated
May 12, 2017

Depression is often untreated, according to the results from the federal government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination study. The vast majority…

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Early Intervention Can Prevent Episodes
April 14, 2017

Early intervention can prevent episodes of depression or hypomania or mania. This is not always the case but most of the…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 3: Present Moment Awareness
March 12, 2017

I hope you have a few minutes to engage in a few exercises with me…. First, I’d like you to take…

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Mixed Depression and Anxiety or Bipolar ?
March 8, 2017

A young man who recently graduated from chiropractic school came in for a second opinion. He has had a many year…

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Biological Basis of Depression
February 22, 2017

A recent review article in the American Journal of Psychiatry examines data from many functional neuroimaging studies in order to define…

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Coping with the Holidays – Gina
December 12, 2016

Coping with the Holidays: Having a Plan The holiday season can be a time of increased stress. It is often said to…

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Depression and Reward Insensitivity
December 10, 2016

Why do some people get depressed and what can be done about it? Studies of brain response to rewards suggests that there…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Where is the Outrage about Suicide?
October 7, 2016

Imagine a world where a silent epidemic was cutting short the lives of young, otherwise healthy people. Imagine that, that deaths…

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Living Alone and Depression
September 24, 2016

“I just really want to live in my own home with my own garden and without having to deal with all…

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Predicting Depression Recurrence
August 24, 2016

For people with a history of unipolar depression (episodes in the past of clinically significant depression, but no history of periods…

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Depression and Inflammation Interactions
July 3, 2016

There has been a lot of interest in the last year in the idea that information or activation of the body’s…

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Mindfulness for Depression -Research Update
July 2, 2016

Mindfulness has received a lot of attention recently as an approach to improving mental health in a number of conditions. But…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 2: Defusion
June 13, 2016

Defusion is one of the six core processes that make up Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These core processes, which also…

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Atlas of Emotions
May 13, 2016

Psychologist Dan Kalb recently posted a link to a wonderful resource for people who are interested in understanding and exploring emotions….

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Heat for Depression
May 13, 2016

[important][/important][important][/important] Many people with depression have found Bikram Yoga to be an extremely helpful way of improving their mood and we…

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Accepting the Loss
April 29, 2016

One of my patients wrote to me this morning asking if she could get a medication to help with her anxiety….

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 1: Acceptance and Willingness
April 13, 2016

I recently attended the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Philadelphia, where I offered a two-hour workshop on Acceptance…

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Kevin Briggs and the Golden Gate Bridge
March 5, 2016

I am away at the annual meeting of the Northern California Psychiatric Society this weekend and while taking a break from…

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