Tag Archives: Depression

Addressing Mental Health Myths

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, we want to talk about the facts!  Or rather, common myths that most people believe when it comes to psychological matters.  Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with a mental illness, but millions more fail to understand the basics of what they’re going through.  In an

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Are Online Psychological Assessments Accurate?

If you were to search the term “mental health assessment” on Google, thousands of results would pop up, all with varying degrees of credibility.  Change that to “mental health quiz,” and you’ll get even more.  The problem then becomes deciding which, if any, to choose.  As licensed therapists, we often get asked about the accuracy

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Is There a Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression?

According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), about half of the individuals who suffer from depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Indeed, there is much documentation to support a well-established relationship between anxiety and depression. As we have discussed in many earlier blog posts, anxiety is a mental disorder characterized by

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What Are the Types of Depression?

Although many of the symptoms of depression are similar in nature, there are several distinct types of depression, including: major depression or major depressive disorder; chronic depression or dysthymia; atypical depression; bipolar disorder or manic depression; seasonal affective disorder; psychotic depression; and postpartum depression. Major Depression Major depression is the most common type of depression.

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What is Depression?

Recognizing that helplessness could be a sign of depression Feeling sad because of a family death, job loss, or recent break-up is a normal part of everyday life. Many people who experience these types of situations often tell others that they are “depressed,” but they typically are not depressed. Depression is a mental disorder that

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