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Jerry Kennard

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Most people reach a point when they just feel spent. They feel tired, heavy- limbed, unmotivated and disillusioned. In reaching this point it’s not uncommon to find that a high stress, high activity and erratic sleep pattern has played its part. It may also have been fueled by a Read moreChevron

Denise Breslin

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Born With No Emotional Skin .. EVERYTHING Hurts or Devastates Me, What to DO? Tried it ALL.

I'm in my early 70's.  Been through umpteen years of excellent therapy. Despite this, I cannot control the over-reaction I always have when I feel I've been criticized, or when I feel I'm treated badly, overlooked, etc.  I do think much of this can be attributed to unhealed childhood traumas... Read moreChevron

John McManamy

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This Just In: Depression is Not One Illness - A New Study Breaks Down the Data

In a number of pieces here on HealthCentral, I have challenged the notion of depression as a single disease. By treating all depressions as the same, researchers and clinicians alike are failing in the performance of their duties.

 

What woke me up to this was a journal article I came across in 2004 by Gordon Parker of the... Read moreChevron

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Jerry Kennard

Light Exercise for Dark Moods

Were you to ask me the quickest way to shift mood from the blues to something altogether lighter and more energizing, my answer would be along the lines of, increase your physical activity. At which point you probably feel even worse than you did before. Physical movement is the exact opposite to what your mood and your body feels. It’s... Read moreChevron

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John McManamy

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Suicide: The One Topic I Rarely Write About

I tend to write about what I can laugh at. Of all things, I have learned to laugh at depression. It’s complicated. Cultivating a sense of humor was my key to getting through a challenging childhood. Finding comic absurdities in the midst of overwhelming despair somehow lifted me above the crushing pain.

 

“One day... Read moreChevron

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