701, 2020

Mental Health Resolutions

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|

It’s the beginning of a new year.  Typically, we start seeing advertisements for diets, fitness gear, and gyms during the weeks leading up to the new year.  Most people make new years resolutions on what they plan to give up or things that they can control.  What about the things we feel we can’t control?  Is it possible to make resolutions for our mental health as well as our physical health? January can be a good time for self-reflection.  When we focus on the previous year, it is important to think about our mistakes and misjudgments.  Many times, we want to [...]

1612, 2019

Seasonal Blues: What You Need to Know About Treating Cyclical Depression

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Depression|

Lydia, age 32, never realized that there was a pattern to her depression.  “The years just kind of blend together, I knew that I struggled with depression, but it would be on again and off again” she commented in our first appointment in mid- October.  After some discussion it became clear that she was dealing with seasonal affective disorder, aka “the winter blues”.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is most commonly associated with the dark and cold months of fall and winter.  However, some people experience this cyclical depression in summer as well. Some of us are sensitive to seasonal changes.  In [...]

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