A WEIGHTY MATTER

Stress is unhealthy for mind and body. When we experience stress or trauma, our bodies release a hormone called “cortisol.” Normally, levels of this “stress

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PREVENTING DEPRESSION RELAPSE

As effective as antidepressant medications and talk therapy may be, an estimated 50 to 80 percent of people suffering from depression experience repeated bouts of

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SENIORS AND ANXIETY

The National Council on Aging reports that chronic anxiety affects up to 14% of seniors and that a larger percentage of older adults have an

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DRAMA THERAPY

During the 1920s, a Romanian psychologist named Jacob Moreno took notice of the fact that role play and experimental theater freed people to reveal their

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CAREGIVING SITUATION

When providing care for loved ones with progressive diseases such as Alzheimer’s, caregivers are faced with important decisions that can lead to feelings of frustration,

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UNSHACKLING THE HANDS OF TIME

While nearly everyone looks forward to retirement, many older men, in particular, find the transition anxiety-provoking. As these seniors shift from heavy work timetables to

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SITUATIONAL DEPRESSION

It is important to differentiate “situational depression” from “clinical depression.” While situational depression occurs as a result of a traumatic event or a change in

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ADHD LINKED WITH DEPRESSION

“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (ADHD), a brain disorder that can be diagnosed in children from 3-6 years of age, is characterized by an ongoing pattern

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DO YOU CONSTANTLY WORRY?

While it is quite normal to feel anxious on occasion, it is not healthy to worry constantly. If you find yourself in certain situations (or

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FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that all pregnant women be screened for depression. The importance of this recommendation was recently underscored by

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