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Spark Your Emotional Recovery with Exercise

Exercise Has Emotional Benefits Most of us are aware of the physical benefits of exercise. Lower blood pressure,  controlled weight, increased endurance etc. But less well known are the emotional benefits. Regular Exercise Can Improve Depression Decreased anxiety, improved sleep, greater self-confidence  and a renewed appreciation for the natural world are also attainable. Our concept […]

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How to Deal with Depression during Pregnancy: The Dilemma of Medication and Emotional Balance

With new life on the way, pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous time for women. For many women, it is. But some women find themselves depressed during pregnancy, and that can make them confused, anxious and even ashamed. Complicated medical issues arise when a pregnant woman suffers from depression. Women face troubling choices because […]

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The Truth about Self-Harm

I have seen many female adolescent clients who admit that they cut themselves. To most people, self-harm sounds very scary, maybe weird, or even “crazy.” For my clients, it was often the first time they had spoken about it with anyone. Understandably, they feared others’ judgment. When their parents or guardians discovered what they were […]

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Cyclothymia or Bipolar 3 Disorder

            Cyclothymia, also known as Bipolar disorder type 3, is a mood disorder, and a relative of the widely recognized bipolar disorder.   It’s often misunderstood or misdiagnosed as clinical depression and not readily distinguished from Bipolar 1 and 2.  Cyclothymia causes disruptive, involuntary mood swings as in bipolar 1 and […]

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Coping with an Early Pregnancy Loss

From the moment of conception, most women start fantasizing about how their lives will change following the birth of their baby.  They begin to wonder about whether they will have a son or daughter, what their baby will look like, what kind of personality their baby will have, and what kind of toddler, child, and […]

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