SOCIAL ANXIETY: What does it look like?

Although anxiety disorders aren’t uncommon, they’re often misdiagnosed. When it comes to social anxiety, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms so you can get the help you need to manage it. There’s more to social anxiety than just being shy or awkward around people. It can be a…

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6 Self-Help Steps for Depression

    If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, it is helpful to become aware of triggers that can deepen their depression and what you can do to help. Here are six areas where you can take positive steps to avoid exacerbating and even help to alleviate…

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Mid-life: “Crisis” or Golden Opportunity for Renewal?

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There’s a good reason why we often refer to our mid-life transition as a “mid-life crisis.” Let’s face it—it can be extremely unsettling to acknowledge that your life is half over. While the sometimes distressing experience of mid-life transition is common all over the world, every person’s journey into the…

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Are you having a Mid-Life Crisis? Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

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  What is a “Mid-Life Crisis”? The approach to middle age often is accompanied by heightened awareness of our own mortality. The perception that life is half over can bring about a period of profound self-assessment, often accompanied by feelings of anxiety, fear or depression. You may experience disappointment in…

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What Is Anxiety? – How Therapy Can Help

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Anxiety is a hot topic nowadays. But it’s more than just a buzzword. It’s actually a huge problem across the globe, thanks to the daily stresses affecting our lives. GAD affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population, in any given year. Women are twice as likely to…

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Does Winter Make You “SAD”?

Daylight Savings has come and gone. Temperatures are dropping. Days are shorter. You’re eating dinner after dark. You are dreading the long slog to the return of spring. Many people may feel mildly “depressed” during the winter, but some people have more severe bouts of feeling down all the time.…

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