depression

Depression in Mothers

Depression is common among mothers, and many new moms suffer from depression. A 2003 University of Michigan study revealed that one in five women may face depression during pregnancy. Despite the high number of expectant moms struggling with symptoms of depression, few of these women are receiving the help they need. New research from the… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Liberation from Delusion

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon-Kabat-Zinn So that’s what mindfulness is and it doesn’t involve doing.  It is a form of meditation practice and it’s often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation.  And the Buddha himself, you know, spoke about it as the sort of most fundamental path for the cultivation… Read more »

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What is Mindfulness?

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is actually a way of connecting with your life and it’s something that doesn’t involve a lot of energy.  It involves a kind of cultivating attention in a particular way.  So the way I define it is it’s paying attention on purpose in the present… Read more »

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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Why we feel down at the end of the year and what we can do about it. The holidays are painted to be a time of love and cheer, but for many people, the winter months and the close of another year can be tough. The gloomy weather can wear on us. Family visits can… Read more »

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Keeping depression at bay: Embracing new purpose during the holiday

As I sit here listening to Pandora’s array of beautiful holiday music, I find myself reflecting on things that have occurred over the months leading up to Christmas and New Year’s day in both my personal life and in the lives of others around the world. We have experienced so many things this year: The… Read more »

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Stress Counseling Can Slow Aging: Strengthening the Mind-Body Connection

In the stone age, tiny holes were drilled into human skulls in order to release evil spirits and cure an individual of a disease. These tiny holes, called trepanation, were a reflection of a belief in a relationship between the mind and the body, a belief that has been wrestled with throughout the history of… Read more »

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The Inner Voice that Drives Suicide

Understanding a person in suicidal crisis One in five therapists has a patient who completes suicide. Understanding and preventing suicide is therefore one of the most frightening and important responsibilities of anyone who works as a psychologist or counselor. To treat suicidal patients, a therapist must understand what is going on in the mind of… Read more »

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Depression and Anxiety in Student Populations: Interview with Dr. Daniel Zamir

Dr. Daniel Zamir, former Student Counselor at UCLA, addresses the issues of depression and anxiety in the student population.   ADDRESSING DEPRESSION IN THE STUDENT POPULATION The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with the Editor of PsychAlive and Dr. Daniel Zamir. Dr. Daniel Zamir: I think it’s really individual to the person… Read more »

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon Discusses the Makings of An Ideal Society: Exclusive Interview

The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Sheldon Solomon. Sheldon Solomon describes the elements of an ideal society. SS:And so here, if I recall accurately, we talk about three things: borrowing heavily from Becker, where he said, “OK, first and foremost, is, you know, does the culture… Read more »

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The Anti-Self Vs. The True Self

For a long time we’ve speculated the falling economy could mean a rise in the suicide rate, and now, new research has given us some indication. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a release stating the overall suicide rate rises and falls in connection with the economy. This conclusion was drawn from… Read more »

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