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Depression is different for everyone. Here’s what it’s like for me.

Everyone's experience with depression is different, but for comedian Pete Holmes the key to living with depression has been to observe his own thoughts in an impartial way.Holmes' method, taught to him by psychologist and spiritual leader Ram Dass, is to connect to his base consciousness and think about himself and his emotions in the third person. You can't push depression away, but you can shift your mindset to help better cope with depression, anxiety, and negative emotions. If you feel depre...
Tags: Psychology, Comedy, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Self, Personal Growth


Environmental Effects on the Mind and Body: Depression Relief

Nature is an important aspect of our daily lives that is too often taken for granted. Now, in our technologically-driven society, we are often shut away from nature, and the times that we are out in nature, we are unable to appreciate it in its entire splendor. It is hard to truly separate yourself from the rest of the world, considering we are always “on”, but the effects of doing so prove beneficial to your general well-being and emotional clarity. “[We]  are all a part of nature. We are bo...
Tags: Psychology, England, New York, General, Research, Depression, Sunlight, Vitamin D, Jones, San Marcos, Brain And Behavior, Schultz, Coleridge, California State University, Essex England, Doidge


Perfectionism is on the rise – and we're all paying the cost

A study of 41,641 college students shows that perfectionism is increasing year after year.Along with perfectionist tendencies, researchers noted a symmetrical rise in anxiety, depression, and suicide. The study looks not at parental influence, but at neoliberal policies that have fostered a cult of individualism. None Should we really be surprised by a study entitled, "Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time?" Though written in 2017, this research from Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill was recently...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, UK, Suicide, Failure, Happiness, America, Depression, Innovation, Derek, Hill, Curran, Thomas Curran, Andrew P Hill, American Psychological Association Though


Cheating

Recently, a few months ago, found out my dad was a cheat. It was shocking cause he’s such a religious man I never thought it could happen. But our family dynamics were already weird he moved when I was 3 so never really had a relationship anyway. It really hit my mum I guess as her parents had both died within the last year and she took it hard and i feel like she got quite sad. It was already tense that he didn’t want to go to the funeral, due to different religions. Then she found out about a ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, UK, General, Cheating, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Infidelity


Pluto In Capricorn: Collective Depression

I wrote this is 2015. I thought I should update it now that Saturn has joined Pluto in the sign. Here’s the original post: “I don’t know anyone who isn’t struggling at this time…” I’ve lost count how many times … Read More... Continue reading Pluto In Capricorn: Collective Depression at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Saturn, Pluto, Capricorn, Astrology, Collective, Discuss, Pluto-in-Capricorn


Common Signs of Someone Who May Be Suicidal

About 70 percent of people who commit suicide give some sort of verbal or nonverbal clue about their intention to end their life. That means you could be in a position to guide someone to get help before they commit the one action that can never be taken back. While 30,000 Americans die each year due to suicide, more than 800,000 Americans attempt suicide. Although women attempt suicide three times as often as men, men are four times more likely to be successful in their attempt. Warning signs...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Disorders, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Mental Health And Wellness, Don, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Depression Support


Am I on My Way of Becoming a Sociopath?

From the U.S.: For the past week I have been feeling really bad and haven’t been able to do much. it is because back then when I was a kid around 10 or 11 maybe 9 I intentionally hurt an animal and I’m not happy that I did that. Am i on my way of becoming a sociopath. The weird thing is it was only that one time because before I had cats and was just fine with them. I highly doubt that you are at risk for becoming a sociopath. It’s sad but true that many kids’ curiosity prompts them to hurt or e...
Tags: Psychology, General, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Sociopath, Animal Abuse, Killing Animals, Conscience, Harming Animals


Why ceasing to be creative is a mistake

Many of us stop making art at a young age, convinced, perhaps, that we just don't have the talent for it.This belief, however, may be wrong, and the benefits that producing art can bring aren't contingent on talent.Is creating art an activity that all of us should pursue? Can artistic skill be taught? None When we think of life skills, we usually think of things like learning to cook, becoming financially literate, learning to de-escalate conflict, or cultivating our emotional intelligence. We d...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Indonesia, Depression, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Personal Growth, Penn State, Science And Art, Harvard Gazette, Nancy Locke, Ellen Winner


Is creating art a life skill?

Many of us stop making art at a young age, convinced, perhaps, that we just don't have the talent for it.This belief, however, may be wrong, and the benefits that producing art can bring aren't contingent on talent.Is creating art an activity that all of us should pursue? Can artistic skill be taught? None When we think of life skills, we usually think of things like learning to cook, becoming financially literate, learning to de-escalate conflict, or cultivating our emotional intelligence. We d...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Depression, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Personal Growth, Science And Art


Podcast: Social Anxiety, Delusions, Rejection, and Mental Illness!

 Most people suffer from certain social anxieties. Just the idea of speaking in front of a crowd can make otherwise confident people break into a nervous sweat. Fear of rejection is also very common in society… just ask any teenager who’s too afraid to ask out their crush. In this episode, we talk about these common feelings from the perspective of having additional mental illness thrown in, creating a blend that is no one’s favorite.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You’re afraid of ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Utah, New York, New York City, Depression, Queens, Mormon, Mommy, Starbucks, Catholic, Bob, Bronx, Columbus, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle


Busting the myth that depression doesn't affect people in poor countries – podcast

For decades, many psychiatrists believed depression was a uniquely western phenomenon. But in the last few years, a new movement has turned this thinking on its head• Warning: this article contains discussion of suicide• Read the text version hereIf you have been affected by anything you have heard in this episode, in the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 1...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Australia, Africa, US, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Lifeline


These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation

You're reading These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Though it may be a surprise for some, mental health problems are commonplace. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 44 million American adults deal with mental health symptoms on an annual basis. That’s nearly 20% of the country’s adu...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Uncategorized, Success, Meditation, Mental Health, Confidence, Depression, Positivity, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Journaling, Self Confidence


The Common Macronutrient That Causes Depression (M)

This type of food is linked to developing depression. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


A Major Depression Symptom Many Don’t Know

The symptom affects the 'second brain'. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Depression


Bummer: Denver Voters Reject Magic Mushroom Decriminalization Measure

An ordinance to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in Denver that the Denver Post reported was “the first of its kind put to a vote in the nation” failed on Tuesday, with results showing it failed 48 to 52 percent.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Depression, Psychiatry, Denver, Hallucinogens, Denver Post, Psilocybin, Drug Legalization, Magic Mushrooms, Denver Voters Reject Magic


Small Things I Do Every Day to Manage My Depression

Some days you feel well, and other days, darkness envelopes you. You feel achingly sad, or you feel absolutely nothing. You’re exhausted, and every task feels too big to start. You feel weighed down, as though there are sandbags attached to your shoulders. Managing the symptoms of depression can be hard. But even the smallest steps taken every day (or on most days) can make a significant difference. Below, you’ll learn how five different women live with depression on a daily basis, and the small...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Habits, Disorders, Self-help, Depression, Carrier, Hudson, Central Park, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Self Care, Thomas, Blackman


Losing sleep over rude colleagues? Build a "psychological buffer."

A new study has shown the reasons why incivility at work causes sleep problems such as insomnia.Negative health problems associated with workplace stress include cardiovascular disease, negative mood, and increased blood pressure.The researchers suggest creating a "psychological buffer" between you and your workplace through a variety of techniques. None A lot of attention has been given to the negative consequences of social media on the human psyche. Likewise, specific and long overdue workpl...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Sleep, Bullying, Communication, Depression, Work-life balance, Innovation, Emotions, Silicon Valley, Derek, Bill Campbell, U S Forest Service, American Psychological Association, Oakland University, Rebecca Solnit


Want better sleep? Build a psychological buffer between your work and personal life, says study

A new study has shown the reasons why incivility at work causes sleep problems such as insomnia.Negative health problems associated with workplace stress include cardiovascular disease, negative mood, and increased blood pressure.The researchers suggest creating a "psychological buffer" between you and your workplace through a variety of techniques. None A lot of attention has been given to the negative consequences of social media on the human psyche. Likewise, specific and long overdue workpl...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Sleep, Bullying, Communication, Depression, Work-life balance, Innovation, Emotions, Silicon Valley, Derek, Bill Campbell, U S Forest Service, American Psychological Association, Oakland University, Rebecca Solnit


Preventing Youth Suicide: Strategies That Work

American children are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Over 7 percent of high school students say they engaged in non-fatal suicidal behavior, while 17 percent say they seriously considered suicide within the previous year, according to a nationwide survey . For children under 15, the prevalence of death by suicide nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017. Considering these sobering statistics, it’s no surprise that suicide has become the second leading cause of death for youth betwee...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Suicide, Communication, Depression, Children And Teens, Alyssa, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, National Children 's Mental Health, Youth Shelter Services, Grafton Integrated Health Network


8 Everyday Tools For Fighting Depression (M)

Eight exercise for developing serenity and calm. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Podcast: Does Sleeping Alleviate Mental Illness Symptoms?

 Not getting enough sleep impacts every single person. It makes us irritable, slows our reflexes, and reduces our ability to think and reason. When a person is sick or suffering from an illness, getting more sleep is beneficial to the healing process. Mental Illness is no different. You will benefit from regular sleep. In today’s episode, we talk about sleep hygiene – what it is and why it is important. Trust us, if anyone can make a discussion about sleep engaging, it’s Gabe and Mich...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, New York City, America, Kanye West, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Netflix, Gwen Stefani, Hyundai, Alexa, Blake Shelton, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don


What I Want Someone Who’s Overwhelmed with Their Mood Disorder to Know

You have depression, or bipolar disorder. And on some days, you feel like you’re treading water—at best. You’re tired of struggling. You’re tired of regularly feeling tired. You’re angry that your to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. You’re angry that you have to deal with so much darkness day in and day out. Some days are just hard. Some days you feel so overwhelmed. It is on these days that you probably feel like the only person on the planet who’s struggling with persistent sympto...
Tags: Psychology, General, Disorders, Self-help, Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorder, Inspiration & Hope, Overwhelm, Thomas, National Alliance, Blackman, Laughlin, Peer Support, Fiona Thomas, Kea Blackman


Hopeless Future

What do you do when you have been unable to have any hope for your own future? This has gone on for 6 years. I can still find joy, but i have lost almost everything. The mental healthcare system is appalling, its about cheap imported toxic drugs used to chemically neuter anyone who is passionate or who is white, straight, and conservative. And I am sick of being lumped in with opioid addicts. Addicts made a choice to abuse drugs. Depression, PTSD, are NOT a choice. Plus I am sick of illegals, mi...
Tags: Psychology, Work, General, Obamacare, Congress, US, America, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Medical issues, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Health Insurance, Fda, Hopelessness, Abraham Maslow


Depression is a silent killer. A.I. is turning up the volume.

Artificial intelligence can digitize a person's state of mind by gathering data from their social media feeds and listening to them talk.The filters you use on photos, the kinds of content you post, as well as your speech (your tone, sighs, and rate of speech) are just a few ways AI can detect depression or evaluate whether medications are working or not.Furthermore, research shows people would rather confide their deepest feelings to an avatar than a human being. AI mental health coaches are al...
Tags: Health, Technology, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Medical Research, Innovation, Ai, Mind


Why do people with depression like listening to sad music?

We all know the powerful effect that music can have on mood. You might be feeling rather chirpy, but then a tear-jerker comes on the car radio and you arrive home feeling morose (conversely, of course, happy tunes can lift our spirits). For most of us, these effects are not a big deal. But what if you are living with depression? Now the implications become more serious. And, according to a provocative study published a few years ago, far from seeking out uplifting music, people diagnosed with de...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Yoon, University of South Florida, Samuel Barber, Sunkyung Yoon, Rakavot, Avi Balili


Depression and western cultural hegemony | Letters

It is wrong to brush aside non-western mentalities and understandings of distress, says Derek SummerfieldAs a teacher of psychiatry to medical students in Zimbabwe, I find Tina Rosenberg’s account of the work of Vikram Patel overly glossy (The long read: Busting the myth that depression doesn’t affect poor countries, 30 April). At issue is the globalisation of western psychiatry, for which Patel is a prominent salesman.In claiming that a local idiom of distress – “thinking too much” – is really ...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Mental Health, Depression, Zimbabwe, Derek, Patel, Tina Rosenberg, Vikram Patel


Bipolar Professor

It’s hard working as a college professor with bipolar disorder. I suppose it’s hard working anywhere with bipolar disorder, but my particular vocation is teaching 18-year-olds how to write at a local university. I’ve had bipolar illness for almost 30 years now; I was diagnosed in 1991. I’m 56. I’ve been at my university for about as long as I’ve been bipolar. Why is it so hard to be a bipolar teacher in the higher education system?   The main reason is the stigma of the disease. As you ...
Tags: Psychology, College, Personal, Teaching, Depression, Bipolar, Bipolar Disorder, Stigma, Manic Episode, Depressive Episode


Busting the myth that depression doesn't affect people in poor countries

For decades, many psychiatrists believed depression was a uniquely western phenomenon. But in the last few years, a new movement has turned this thinking on its head. By Tina RosenbergWhen Vikram Patel first began to study mental health, he believed depression only existed in rich nations. But today, he is the single most influential figure in the growing global movement to treat mental illness in poor countries, especially the most common disorder, depression.In 1993, Patel, who was born in Mum...
Tags: Health, London, India, Africa, Society, World news, Poverty, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Social exclusion, Zimbabwe, Mumbai, Harare, Patel, Tina RosenbergWhen Vikram Patel


How to Find a LGBTQ-Affirming Therapist

Finding the right therapist—someone you trust, someone you like, someone you click with—is important for anyone to ensure their therapy is effective. But for those who identify as LGBTQ, finding a therapist who is LGBTQ or LGBTQ-affirming is critical for creating a safe, supportive space.Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Lifehacks


Breakthrough finding discovers cause of insomnia

Dutch scientists compared the brain scans of people invoking shameful experiences.Insomnia suffers can't neutralize distressing memories as well.The anterior cingulate cortex is the part of the brain linked to insomnia. None New research from scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience points to the underlying cause of insomnia – a sleep disorder affecting up to a half of all adults at some point. Sufferers from insomnia are unable to resolve experiences as neutralized memories whil...
Tags: Health, Learning, Sleep, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Illness, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Human body, Eus van Someren, Rick Wassing Frans Schalkwijk



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