Depression Treatment in Philadelphia : With all the varying diagnoses of depression being used today, it can be difficult to know where to begin in order to learn more about your specific diagnosis. You may be suffering from situational depression, long term depression, clinical depression, clinical depression, and postpartum depression and medication. Read further to understand the nature of your specific depression, and get the tools you need in order to begin the hopeful journey to recovery
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Communication with your partner can be a struggle at any stage in your relationship. The following 5 steps provide you with an overview of effective strategies to improve your communication with you partner now.
A gratitude tree, is a self help exercise designed to teach people the art of positive thinking.
Learn how to spot a depressive disorder.
This tip is designed to explore three different styles of communication, the payoffs and effects of each, and provide some tips for becoming more assertive.
Learn how to effectively communicate to your partner, friends, or family, without the use of blame or attacking messages. These steps will help you be heard, rather than lead you to arguing about the insignificant details.
This is an overview of Common Cognitive Distortions. Cognitive Distortions tend to occur when we are stuck in our negative thinking. These types of thoughts are especially common for individuals struggling with anxiety or depression. Take a look over the list to see if you can connect with any of the definitions or examples. It is possible to have more than one cognitive distortion at a time.
Recognize and cope with a passive aggressive partner: learning to read between the lines. A tip geared for women.
Creating positive affirmations to combat anxiety.
Often in family system struggling with addiction, or addiction and depression, it is common for family members to take on specific roles with the intention of helping the addicted person. Unfortunately the dysfunctional roles can contribute to more problems, rather than solving them. Learn the difference between the roles in a dysfunctional family versus a functional family system.
Common reasons women feel guilty about experiencing postpartum depression and tips on what to do.
A walk-through guide to have a conversation to assert boundaries.
Hidden hostility: uncovering passive-aggression.
This tip will help explain how someone gets diagnosed with a personality disorder and what that can mean and look like for their life and relationships.
How to Regain the Equality in Your Relationship – A Guide for Men.
The practice of positive affirmations can be used to replace your negative thinking, and in turn declare something positive, powerful, and self-loving.The advantage of creating your own affirmations is that they represent and communicate exactly what you need. There is an added layer of authenticity when you you have taken the time to identify your emotional needs and inner thoughts, and then express them in your own style.
Technique for improving ones self image uncovering the subconscios thought .
Improving Relationships - requires taking action. How to take the initiative.
Recognize and respond to anxiety and panic disorders - Knowing When It’s More Than Worry
It's always good to strive for more, but sometimes when we have too many or too high of expectations, they can create rigid thinking of what's "supposed to be." Sometimes having no expectations can lead to the best results.
Technique for letting go of perfectionism.
Develop an anxiety workbook to release anxiety. This book can be modified to release anger, depression etc.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is mental health problem, and is not the same as depression. While "SAD" feels like a depression, the onset and triggers are different, and the treatment can require different techniques. Continue reading this article if you suspect you may have SAD, or are looking for the latest treatment options.
If you're thinking of communicating with your new partner on Facebook, learn helpful tools on how to successfully manage a budding relationship in the land of social networking.
Pet therapy and the treatment of depression
For some individuals who struggle with poor body image, they develop a distorted perception about how they look, and how others view them. A thought record is designed to walk you through the process of your negative thinking, with the goal of challenging and clarifying your thinking.
Positive Thinking to Counteract Low Self Esteem.
What is postpartum depression and things to be concerned about.
When experiences don’t meet our expectations—what we imagined something to be like or feel like—it is a big disappointment. And, when we have expectations for ourselves, and we fall short of fulfilling those expectations, we can be very hard on ourselves, and unforgiving. This is especially true for people who are used to being able to handle whatever comes their way. Many times our expectations are unrealistic, but we don’t realize it, and instead feel depressed. For that reason, it is important to have realistic expectations for things. If you find that an experience is nothing like you expected, you need to revise those expectations and make them more reasonable. This doesn’t mean you failed, it means you set up a scenario that is simply not possible for you or anyone else. Now that the reality is here, its time to adjust your expectations and goals for yourself.
Strategies for Processing Emotions.
Have you often heard various types of words to describe therapy? Have you wondered if there's even a difference between Counseling and Psychotherapy? There's many different labels for psychotherapy, and there are many different labels for the psychotherapist. Keep reading to find out the difference.
It is common for new clients to question the purpose or necessity in exploring their family history, but exploring our past can help us gain a better understanding about ourselves and how we behave today.
Short statements you can practice to use in the moment to set boundaries.
Having boundaries in your life means having awareness of what you are comfortable with when it comes to your relationships with others. When we know what works for us, we can give those around us clear lines and expectations, which in turn improves the quality of our relationships.
Risk factors for prenatal depression & postpartum depression during pregnancy (prenatal)
How a spiritual connection can facilitate your healing process.
Often in a family system suffering from addiction, or addiction and depression, there's many dysfunctional tendencies that develop over time, from enmeshment, enabling, to secrecy. Read on to identify the difference for yourself between a dysfunctional and functional family system.
A step-by-step guide for increasing confidence and self-esteem
This tip is geared for fathers and Other Caregivers who are supporting a woman experiencing postpartum depression or the baby blues.
This tip enlightens readers on the DSM-IV-TR criteria for BPD, and explains the basic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with the disorder. Also included is some references for treatment.
Have you wondered if your loyalties to loved ones and friends have been borderline codependent? Have you been called codependent, but you're still not sure what it is? Read this tip to gain understanding on the typical behaviors of someone who struggles with codependency.
This tip will explain the basics of CBT and help you understand how it can be beneficial for people with anxiety or depression.
An overview of healthy vs. too low self-esteem. Including factors that influence positive and negative self-esteem.
This exercise is designed to help you redirect your thoughts and your focus towards what is good about your body, and allowing yourself to be fully present and aware of these feelings as well as how your body responds to the positive attention and care. The following categories are the primary building blocks to begin to improving how you feel and think about your body image.