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Chinese health concerns, like depression and anxiety

Chinese and Asian Americans have health concerns, because the most important thing in life is being healthy and being reasonably happy in an imperfect world. Without health, one’s quality of life can be unbearable and push some people towards desperation and tragic... This article Chinese health concerns, like depression and anxiety appeared first on @djchuang.
Tags: Video, Religion, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Asian American

A Mental Sign of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D may be linked to critical neurotransmitters and inflammatory markers. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 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, Nutrition, Depression, Jeremy Dean

Person’s Computer Addiction Is Preventing Them from Improving

My girlfriend’s son has depression and anxiety. He is 21 and talks to a therapist and is doing TMS treatments. The issue is, he spends his entire day gaming on his computer. He wakes up in the morning or afternoon, uses the restroom, and goes onto his computer. He will remain on his computer until he goes back to bed. He has two monitors. On one monitor, he plays online games, on the other he watches other people game on Twitch. On rare occasions, he’ll join us for dinner. Rarer occasions he’ll ...
Tags: Family, Video Games, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, TMS

Depression Linked To This Rapidly Growing Behaviour (M)

This unhealthy behaviour linked to depression and anxiety is rising rapidly. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 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

Feeling Down? Fight Back With These Top Tips!

Most people go through periods of feeling down. Some for longer than others. But fighting back is one of the most important things you can do. Sitting down and letting it swallow you up won’t do you or your loved ones any good. Instead, you need to try and push your way out of the slump. Unfortunately, it comes at different points of life. For some, middle age is a particularly hard period to get through. Others get it in their twenties or thirties. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone is d...
Tags: Health, Fashion, US, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Canada, Exercise, Healthy, Health Tips, Hobby, Health & Fitness, Light Therapy, Home Life

Do I Have a Disorder?

From a teen in the U.S.:  i have depressive-like episodes but then i get better and i can’t tell if i have a problem or if i am just sad sometimes.  many nights i will end up crying about something and then i feel really bad about my life or just generally empty but then as i’m thinking about it i think i’m exaggerating and then i try to tell myself not to shut down my feelings and it kind of goes back and forth like that and makes me feel crazy. and a lot of times i will self-diagnose with some...
Tags: School, General, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Medical issues, Therapy, Teen Issues, Adolescence, Hormones

It’s better to focus on where you are going than how you are feeling

The notion that emotional pain and suffering reflect a deviation from a default happy baseline has been referred to as the 'assumption of healthy normality'. But it's a mistaken assumption. Estimates of the lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders indicate that around one in two adults will meet the criteria for a mental-health condition at some point in their lives. Given that psychological pain is so ubiquitous, we should focus less on what might make us happy, and more on achieving a sens...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Virginia, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Personal Growth, George Mason University, Todd Kashdan, Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, Patrick McKnight, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science This

When Your Depression Is Perfectly Hidden (Even from Yourself)

Natalie always had a smile on her face, even when discussing painful topics. She was a highly successful, hard worker and an involved, loving mother. In addition to her full-time job as an accountant, Natalie volunteered at her children’s school and in her community. Her house was immaculate. Every item had a place, everything was neatly labeled, and every appliance gleamed. So it was quite a shock to her therapist, Margaret Robinson Rutherford, Ph.D, when she found Natalie lying still in her be...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Depression, Arkansas, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Rutherford, Natalie, Margaret Robinson Rutherford

Podcast: Managing Marriage and Depression

  What’s it like being the spouse of someone with mental illness? In today’s podcast, our hosts Gabe and Jackie invite their beloved spouses, Kendall and Adam, to share what marriage with mental illness is like from their point of view. What issues have the couples run into so far and how did they resolve them? Do they have a safety plan if something goes awry? Is a strong partnership with mental illness even doable? Tune in to get a glimpse of married life with mental illness and see ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Podcast, General, Relationships, Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Detroit, Jackie, Marriage And Divorce, Gabe Howard, Don, McDonald, Kendall

Why Do I Seem to Have a Brain Fog?

From a young man in Serbia: I am currently suffering by some sort of undiagnosed unknown illness, as in a cant concentrate at all, I am always thinking what to say and how to do it, even when I am alone, my overthinking is extreme. I also have this crippling brain fog that I could be in a state of not moving from a pc for 2 days straight, doing nothing, literally mindlessly scrolling through youtube, not even watching videos. My problem is that I can’t connect my thoughts, one starts and almost ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Autism Spectrum, Serbia, Asperger Syndrome

Self-Harming Partner

My partner of almost a decade has severe anxiety and other mental health issues. Every time he thinks he’s made a mistake or that he thinks someone thinks he made a mistake, he begins punishing himself (think Dobby from Harry Potter). He bangs his head on the wall and punches himself repeatedly and yells that he wants to die. It usually lasts around 10 seconds and as soon as the moment passes, he feels incredibly sorry. He’s never violent or angry toward others, only himself. Nobody who met him ...
Tags: General, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Trauma, Self Harm, Harry Potter, Dobby, CBT, SSRI

Are Managers Going To Be Ready For Gen Z Workers?

The next generation of workers are already battle scarred Image Credit: kris krüg Ok manager, how is managing those millennials working out for you? I hope that you’ve come up with ways to make peace with them because it is just about time for the next batch of workers to show up on your doorstep: Generation Z. Do you have any manager training for dealing with this? This group of workers will be arriving battle-scarred, socially awkward, and driven by money. Are you going to be ready for th...
Tags: You Tube, Careers, Social Media, Recession, Depression, Anxiety, Terror Attacks, Staffing, Millennial, Baby Boomers, Generation Z, Jim Anderson, Financial Crises

Why Finding Your Purpose Is Important When Battling Depression

When your mood is at the lowest of low, it’s hard to even think that someone loves you or cares about you. You feel like you’re unnoticed by everyone. It’s hard to even think that anyone wants to have you around, and you may even feel like you’re a burden to everyone. In reality, you do have value and a meaning in life. Everyone is imperfect and everyone makes mistakes. But we all need to understand that imperfections don’t put a value on our worth. You have awesome abilities and talents that...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Depression, Self-esteem, International Association for Suicide Prevention, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Greater Purpose, Existential Questions

Feeling Powerless at Work? Five Ideas to Help You Regain Control

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Tags: Career, Leadership, Depression, Learned Helplessness, Self-development, Difficult People, Powerlessness, Workplace Stress, Leadership Caffeine, Challenging Conversations, Regain Control, Think Differently

Psychology Around the Net: February 1, 2020

Happy Groundhog Day tomorrow! Do you think we will see six more weeks of winter, or will spring arrive early? In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we discuss why the winter blues may seem worse this year, how psychedelic therapy can help cancer patients, recognizing postpartum depression , the link between gut bacteria and mental health , the role of imbalanced neurotransmitters in social anxiety , and more.   Are the Winter Blues Worse This Year? An Expert Weighs In : Are yo...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, General, Sweden, Research, Disorders, Depression, Gut Bacteria, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Social Anxiety, Winter Blues, Virgo, Postpartum Depression, Mental Health And Wellness

Should I Ask Others about Things that May Invoke Their Negative Emotions?

I want to help someone with depression who is going through some hardships which they don’t seem to like to tell me. I want to help them, but without knowing what exactly they are going through, there’s little I can do. So I want to ask them about their hardships. But I imagine the act of asking might just invoke their negative thoughts thus making them close up to me. Should I take the risk and ask? If so, how can I ask to minimize the negative emotions? There is a large possibility that they h...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, China, Support, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Depressive Symptoms

Help For People Dealing With Feelings Of Despair Or Hopelessness

Most people experience despair at some point in their life. I’ve been through periods like this myself, more times than I care to recall. You look at your life and you can’t see a way out of whatever horrible scenario … Read More...
Tags: Advice, Depression, Astrology, Jupiter-Saturn

Am I Hopeless?

I’ve been living with BPD my whole life, but only in the last year have I been actively searching for help. I’ve done some research about recovery from BPD, and it seems the recovery rate is abysmally low. (2-5%) I find myself being jealous, emotional, and untrusting almost constantly. My mind is a warzone, and I hate myself. I’ve ruined so many relationships…even my marriage. I attempted suicide about a year ago. I feel like people who love me really don’t. So, is that it? Should I just accept ...
Tags: General, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Borderline, Borderline Personality Disorder, Personality, Abuse, Trauma, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Hopelessness, DBT

Struggling to Have a ‘Normal’ Life for Myself

I’m approaching 30, and I still feel like an unsure, unstable 20-year-old! I have a lot of trauma in my past (abused and neglected as a child, bullied/ridiculed at school, and experienced abusive relationships as an adult). I’m still hurting because of my past. My life is kind of bizarre to outsider…I work in the night club industry and although I make good money for working little hours, I don’t really have a normal life. There’s very little structure to my life, I do as I please. I’m very impu...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Failure, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Borderline, Self-esteem, Personality, Trauma, Dating, Breakups

Would it be entirely irresponsible if I started trying to date?

From a man in Canada:  Should someone who has avoidant personality disorder enter a relationship? I have had anxiety and depression for about 15 years now, and within the last 10 years, I have been diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder. I have been seeking treatment in the form of counseling and medication, but I am still quite symptomatic with regards to both the depression and avoidance and my progress has really stagnated for the past 3-or-so years. As one might expect given the person...
Tags: General, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Dating, Canada, Avoidance, Group Therapy

Podcast: BoJack Horseman and Celebrity Mental Health Advocacy

   Rich celebrity on TV: “Have you ever been sad? You might have depression.” If scenarios like this make you want to throw a rock at a window, you aren’t alone. In today’s episode, Gabe expresses his distaste for celebrities posing as the “face” of mental illness. He feels further validated after watching a satirical episode of BoJack Horseman , in which Mr. Peanutbutter, a cheerful canine celebrity, becomes the new face of depression — first as a “sad dog” meme and then as a depressi...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Podcast, General, Celebrities, Dwayne Johnson, Disorders, Carrie Fisher, Depression, The Rock, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Jackie, BoJack Horseman, Joe, Mental Health And Wellness

Winter blues getting you down? Here’s how to chase them away

This time of year, it's crucial to take care of yourself so you can stay healthy, happy and motivated. Here are a few ways to keep your spirit up all winter long. 
Tags: Facebook, Lifestyle, Social Media, Stress, Depression, Radio, Burnout, Agent, Schedule, Sadness, Expectations, Loneliness, Select, Agent Appreciation, Theme-month-202001, Agent Appreciation Month

Relationship with Stepdaughter Is Affecting My Marriage

I have known my husband since I was 19yrs old. He had a child while we were in a relationship. We started living together when I was 30yrs old and we got married when I was 31. 2yrs later My stepdaughter started living with us at age 12. Before that, she visited weekends as she lived with her mom. We didn’t have much of a relationship, I tried but felt she was distant. I realized that she had no structure prior to living with us so, I felt I had to take baby steps. My husband before we got marri...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Marriage, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Jamaica, Teenager, Stepmother

Screen Time Causing Mental Health Issues Are Overblown

Screen Time Causing Mental Health Issues Are Overblown Turns out that all the hub-bub about technology affecting the mental health of our teenager by increasing anxiety and depression may be quite over-blown.  It turns out that when you look at all the studies and widen the test-pool academic rese...
Tags: Psychology, Ipad, Images, Mobile, Family, Video, Science, Technology, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Youth, Sem, Phone, Stress, Teenagers

Ten Tips for Aging with Depression

Major Depression — the clinical type — is not a normal part of aging. Though it can appear at any age, older adults are at an increased risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distinguishes this condition from having “the blues” and likens it to other medical illnesses that are treatable, like diabetes or hypertension. Overwhelming sadness and anxiety can last for weeks at a time or much longer, with a wide range of other discouraging symptoms. Yet, there are things that can ...
Tags: Psychology, Aging, Depression, Elderly, Seniors, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, American Psychological Association, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Depression Risk

How can I self-treat my depression and anxiety? 

From a teen in the U.S.:  I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and insomnia early in 2019. I received clinical treatment for my condition, in form of psychotherapy and medication. However, clinical treatment has been largely ineffective and, at times, harmful. Starting January, I attended psychotherapy sessions. My therapist suggested cognitive and dialectical therapy as approaches to relieve symptoms. The premise behind cognitive therapy is that negative thoughts lead to negative emotional...
Tags: General, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Medication related questions, Don, CBT, DBT, Treatment Resistance

Stressful Friendship

Hi, I’m seeking advice concerning a long-distance friendship I’ve had for 3+ years with someone my age. This person has severe untreated social anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc. We became very close, we’d chat daily, call each other, etc. They quickly became very emotionally dependent on me, seeing as they had no other friends. For the first year and a half we bonded a lot. As their dependence on me grew, they began sharing increasingly more of their irrational thoughts with me, expec...
Tags: Psychology, General, France, Relationships, Friendship, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Eleanor Roosevelt

How do I help my student who seems unusually unhappy?

From Scotland: I am a newly qualified teacher, and I have a girl in one of my 4th year classes whose behaviour has been worrying me lately. She is around 14 or 15, and she has seemed quite easy unhappy recently. She used to be very engaged and seemed happy in class and with her peers. Now she seems constantly distracted and often when she first comes in its obvious she’s been crying. I’ve noticed she has bruised and skinned knuckles recently. She has a close circle of friends that she seems fine...
Tags: Work, School, General, Scotland, Research, Depression, Student, Teacher

FDA expands access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), the US FDA is clearing the way for ten clinics around the United States to treat PTSD patients with MDMA. It's likely that the FDA will grant full approval for the therapy in 2020, reports New Atlas. From the article: MAPS has previously hypothesized thousands of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy clinics will open up across the United States. In the near future these clinics may not on...
Tags: Post, News, US, Depression, Ptsd, United States, Fda, Psychotherapy, Mdma, Psychedelics

My Family Hates Me But I Don’t Seem to Care

Hi, I’m a 17 year old female from the U.S. I was diagnosed with psychosis and had a suicide attempt at 15, since then I’ve gone completely numb. I already know I’m depressed, I just don’t care about fixing it and stopped taking medication. My life seems to be improving, grades, social life, etc. I just can’t feel anything. I’l say something horrible that makes my family or friends upset but I’m never sorry, if they cry I think they’re weak and annoying. I know I should be feeling at least a bit ...
Tags: General, Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Medication related questions, Teen Issues, Social Withdrawal, Anhedonia, Psych Central That