Some people suffering with certain mental disorders, such as agoraphobia, anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder or deep depression, may have difficulty leaving their home. This may be a reason why a person with one or a combination of these disorders are reluctant to go and see a mental health therapist. If you are looking to speak with a therapist, but would like to do it from the comfort of your own home, you might have that option if you can find a therapist who does telephone sessions. You could do an online search for mental health therapists who do telephone counseling.
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Harry Potter fans have been waiting with baited breath for several years to find out what’s going to happen to the boy wizard. Will he defeat Voldemort? Will he die? With each new novel, a big portion of the world has followed Harry’s adventures with the anticipation of that holy Hogwarts grail known as “Book 7.” With only days before its official release, fans are at the peak of Harry Potter excitement. But let’s face it – reality will come soon enough. With all the excitement that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is bringing when it hits store shelves,
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According to the center of Postpartum Depression, 80% of women will experience the “baby blues” after giving birth. One in approximately ten women will experience something more severe than the baby blues, they will suffer from postpartum depression. It is believed that postpartum depression (PPD) is caused by the inflations of hormones in the women’s body after they give birth. So, how to you know you have PPD or just the baby blues? The baby blues commonly lasts only around 2 weeks and it is a short term sadness. It is normal after your deliver to feel a little blue
Everybody has a bad day, nothing seems to go right, wanting to lie in bed all day sleeping the rest of your life away. Some are triggered into this feeling when it is raining, others simply wake up on the wrong side of the bed. However, for 9.4 million Americans it is a daily struggle just to get out of bed, accomplishing this minor task for some is a large accomplishment for the day. Imagine feeling the way you do when you are having a “bad day” every day or so often that you cannot remember the last time something
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Physiological Health Complications Depression is a complex mental health complication that is often treated with medications that control the flow and release of certain hormones and biological chemical. For many adults, however, the complications of depression may be attributed to a long term neurological complication. If you are living with depression, and you find that your condition worsens each year even when treatment is administered, you may have a condition known as spreading depression and the neurological implications should be considered. Spreading depression is a condition typically attributed to neurological complications and is noted as a form of depression that
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A combination of genetics, postpartum, and life circumstances thrust my happy and cheerful personality into a spiraling world of chaos. I once was the early bird awakening at the dawn to get ready for school, the kids, or whatever chores and fun activities were to come my way. Sure, I had my day planned down to a T, but hey, nothing wrong with a schedule, right? Before depression and anxiety consumed my life, I would happily push my kids in the stroller around the neighborhood. This was as much for fun as for exercise. I had hobbies like cooking, reading, and
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There is a Difference, and It’s a Big One I never really thought there was much of a difference between Unipolar depression and Bipolar depression. Of course, Bipolar is different from regular depression in that it is classified by different episodes of either mania or hypomania. I always figured that the depression part of the disorders would be the same, considering it’s depression. So, wouldn’t depression effect people the same, even if it is part of different disorders? Well, apparently not, as I have discovered. There are some big differences in the way a depressed person with Bipolar disorder handles
The first step to over coming Anxiety is to know as much as you can about it and to know it won’t go away in a day, a week, or even a month. It take patience and a consistent effort on your part. So what is anxiety? Anxiety is similar to a fear, but is fed on over thinking. It’s a feeling of uneasiness and dread. You can go from being fine one moment to completely breaking down and shaking the next. Anxiety can make you depressed and feel like something won’t happen. So how do you get past this?
Educate Yourself Now to Save a Life or Even Yourself Later! Educate yourself and always be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of depression in both yourself and those around you. Knowing how to spot these signs will assist you in not only keeping check on your own mental health, but the mental health of your friends and family as well. The medical description of depression is very specific about the requirements that need to be in met in order to diagnose depression. The basic outline is that there must be a combination of symptoms that persist for at
In one of my previous articles I had discussed my experience of having scoliosis of the spine and a procedure done called a Harrington Rod used to correct my condition. In this article I would like to discuss the after effects of this life changing surgery. When deciding to discuss this, it was a difficult decision. Not many know the severe depression I endured, nor do many know the effects that being overweight really had on me. When I was 12 years old I finally returned home for good after spending a year in the hospital, and then another year
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