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Living with bipolar disorder can present unique challenges, but Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can provide promise, and effective strategies for managing its symptoms. CBT is more than just a treatment—it's a powerful tool for reshaping thought patterns and behaviors. Bipolar Disorder can be a complex diagnosis to treat. But the use of CBT can provide the necessary insight. Let’s look at six ways CBT can help manage bipolar disorder: Understanding Triggers CBT helps individuals with bipolar disorder identify triggers, whether they're environmental, emotional, or situational. By recognizing these triggers, individuals can learn to anticipate and navigate them more effectively, reducing ...
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It’s easy to become stressed and overwhelmed in today’s fast-paced world. Juggling responsibilities and ticking off items on your to-do list can take its eventual toll on your mental health. Therapy is an effective tool for navigating these complexities and fostering personal growth. It’s a safe and supportive way for people to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Therapy can have a great, positive impact on your mental health and can be a tremendous investment in yourself. Here is a list of ways that therapy can transform your life: Therapy can help you prioritize what is most important and provide ...
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People living with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) understand how difficult it can be to deal with distractions, stay organized, and be efficient. Certain behavioral changes and treatments can help you learn how to live with ADHD while being able to accomplish more. You can learn how to manage your symptoms so that you are able to focus on everyday tasks. Organize Your Time If you feel like you’re always moving but not getting as much done, it might be time to try a new organizational approach. This can help you manage your time more efficiently and remove distractions ...
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While the holiday season may be over, the effects of holiday grief may be lingering on. If you or a loved one experienced the loss of a loved one around the holidays, it may be helpful to understand what depression is, and how to deal with depression over the holidays. It may also be important to understand what it’s like to navigate the five stages of loss around this time of year. Denial For those dealing with loss, denial is a common initial response. It can manifest as an urge to avoid a celebration that is tied to the season. ...
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Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders that require mental health and medical attention. However, they present with different symptoms and behaviors. Let’s look at the difference between anorexia and bulimia so that you may better recognize and understand the signs of each in a loved one. Whatever the eating disorder, it’s important to act as soon as possible to return to healthy eating habits. The Characteristics of Anorexia One of the main characteristics of anorexia is a restriction in eating out of fear of gaining weight. People with anorexia often carry a distorted view of their own body ...
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Depression is a serious mental health condition that can upend all aspects of your life when left untreated. It’s important to seek help for depression if you or someone you know may be afflicted with it. There are also some proactive steps you can take if you might be depressed around the holidays. If things are on the serious side, these crisis resources can help. Below are five warning signs that it might be time to address depression symptoms: Overwhelming Sadness That Doesn’t Go Away We all feel sad from time to time. It’s a feeling within the normal human ...
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Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression most prominent in the fall and winter months when the amount of daylight is shortest. The lack of daylight can disrupt our internal clocks and lead to feelings of depression. It can also reduce the amounts of melatonin and serotonin within the body, affecting sleep and mood. The good news is there are several ways to treat seasonal affective disorder. Light Box Therapy Starting light box therapy in the autumn at the first signs of shortened daylight may be particularly useful in preventing further symptoms of SAD during the winter ...
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Families can have some of the strongest relationships and bonds that you’ll find, but sometimes it takes work to keep it that way. Problems in communication can arise and lead to hurdles that at times may feel insurmountable. This is where the benefits of family therapy can help you to strengthen that bond and return it to a stronger state. Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy designed to reduce stress and improve family relationships. Family therapy is a group activity, and everyone involved should be on board with attending the sessions. If this is not possible, it’s important to ...
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In today’s fast-paced world, anxiety has become common. Workplace pressures, personal challenges, and the mental impacts of social media can all lead to anxiety and have a debilitating impact on our minds, and prevent us from living a complete life. The good news is that some effective strategies to overcome anxiety can help you restore a sense of calm and well-being. Eat A Healthier Diet The phrase “You are what you eat” feels like a cliché sometimes, but it also has an element of truth. Highly processed food, or food high in sugar can make you feel unsettled and anxious. ...
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Many of us may know someone who suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or you’ve seen it depicted in movies. But you may not know what it is. PTSD is a psychiatric response that can occur in people who experienced or witnessed a traumatic event or circumstances. Their interpretation of these events may impact their mental, physical, social, or spiritual well-being. The person typically views the life event as emotionally or physically harmful, or potentially life-threatening. Some examples of life events that can lead to PTSD include: Combat or war Natural disasters Serious accidents Terrorist attacks Rape or sexual assault ...
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