Tag ‘Major depressive disorder’

Was I “Born This Way”? Lessons from Glee & Lady Gaga

I’m not a big fan of Lady Gaga’s music, but I must admit that, sometimes, she’s a good role model for teens looking for acceptance.  She’s also been a huge supporter of the gay community and worked hard on anti-bullying campaigns which has become a very important mission in my life. I am a total more


Getting Healthier in 2011 – October Health Goal Wrap-up

Getting Healthier is my goal, and the goal of this site.  I don’t want to be the Always Sick Chick, but the Rarely Sick Chick.  That, however, takes some work and discipline, and it’s not always easy. In fact, it’s rarely easy. My health goals for October were basically met with one exception:  I didn’t more


How to Challenge Negative Thoughts & Depression

I read an amazing article on PsychCentral.com discussing a personification of depression that I found intriguing.  The article, entitled “Depression’s Secret Plan for Your Identity” (excellent title, which made me click and read), personified depression in a way I never thought of before, and it really got me thinking. “Depression may try to convince you more


Dysthymia – Understanding Chronic Depression

Dysthymia (dysthymic disorder, chronic depression) is a form of “mild” depression that is ongoing (2 years or more in adults; 1 year or more in children and teens) and affects 10.9 million Americans (including me) aged 18 and up. Like most forms of depression, dysthymia can have crippling affects on the sufferer and her family more


Guilty Sorrows

You often hear of people talking about their guilty pleasures:  a brain rotting reality show, a sugary breakfast on a Saturday morning, fast food indulgences once a week, the fancy coffee from Starbucks each morning… What about Guilty Sorrows? What do I mean by “Guilty Sorrows”?  Well, aside from the guilty pleasures (which some would more


Searching For a Cure For Depression?

The following article was written by Roseanna Leaton, a specialist in hypnosis mp3 downloads for health and well-being.  She holds a degree in psychology and works to help people cure and/or treat depression naturally. Image by Kat.B.Photography via Flickr I was watching television the other day and was surprised by an advertisement for a supplement more


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