Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is often unfairly perceived as just “feeling down” during the the times of year when temperatures drop and the days grow shorter. But in reality, it is a subset of clinical depression that has been long been observed by mental health professionals, making its first appearance in scientific literature in the mid-19th century.
If you are a addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s common to find yourself focusing on negative feelings and self-loathing. These dark feelings can make it hard to look at your life and take the appropriate steps you need to regain your life back from substance abuse.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol and post-traumatic stress disorder are issues that nobody should have to go through alone. If your spouse is struggling with addiction, PTSD, or both, here are some things you can do to support them as they recover.
Here are some of the many ways in which group therapy can help enhance treatment for those experiencing PTSD symptoms.
Depression may manifest itself through insomnia, shifting/extreme moods, or even health or emotional instability. Here’s how you can shift your focus outward and upward, changing your outlook for the better.
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a mental health concern that affects between 1 and 10 percent of adults in the United States. Despite having a reputation as a “less serious” form of depression, SAD can have a serious effect on your life.
While your days of military or civil service may be over, your body still needs activity. Working your body keeps your mind sharp and improves your mood. Here are some exercises to boost your energy and fitness levels.
Family members and friends who are not addicts themselves often have no comprehension of how compelled an addict feels to continue their obsessive drug seeking behavior. Once a family understands from a biochemical standpoint why their loved one is choosing drugs over their family and friends, they begin to have greater compassion for the hell their loved one is trapped in. This takes a lot of the blame out of the family relationship so that the focus can shift to treatment.
Euphoric recall is a psychological process where people exaggerate positive memories and block out any bad memories.
The process of euphoric recall is most associated with addiction. Addiction provokes the use of coping mechanisms that stimulate the brain. Self medicating coping mechanisms such as drugs, alcohol, sex, or even anger can feel good within a given moment. Euphoric recall focuses on these positive feelings without the context of negative feelings.