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Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Are You Suffering From Cultural Depression?

I see a lot of depression around me. Perhaps you do, too. But it is a strange kind of depression the kind of depression that comes when everything around us seems wrong. Depression And Culture What I am seeing is a fairly complex depression that comes from a number of sources – like an octopus…

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Are HSPs The Proverbial Canary In The Coal Mine?

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In his book Thrive!, which discusses the gifts and challenges of highly sensitive people, Dr. Tracy M. Cooper talks about his research on the trait of sensory processing sensitivity. What interested me most were the stories and real-life experiences of fellow HSPs. They helped to draw a picture of how HSPs as a population might…

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How Reiki Helps Depression

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Can depression be treated? Can depression sufferers find relief without medication? Understanding Depression I think depression is very misunderstood. So often it is treated as a defect or a personality problem. Studies have shown that long term depression comes from the way our brains develop in childhood. The implication is that adverse childhood conditions of abuse…

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The Loneliness Problem

  If we took a survey of HSPs, how many would say they are lonely?  Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone and enjoying it come from our full engagement with life.  Loneliness is something else. Loneliness often feels like we have been graded and found wanting.  It feels like a suffocating…

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The Secret Of Life

What is the secret of life? Is there a secret to life? Why Do So Many Things Go Wrong? I wondered when I was a child why so many things seemed to go wrong and why so many people were unhappy. It did not make sense to me. I assumed that most people want to…

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Guilt Riddance

Guilt! We all hate it, and it can cling to us no matter what we do. Why is that? Where Does Guilt Come From? I think guilt is interesting in a way. None of us are born with it, and yet it is like a plague of emotional contamination in our lives. Many of us are…

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Migraines Increase Depression Risk

  Article first published as Migraines Increase Depression Risk on Technorati. Migraines increase depression risk according to new research conducted at the University of Calgary in Canada according to a report on November 26 in Medical News Today. The number of people suffering from migraines and depression is substantial. The National Institutes of Health in their Summary Health…

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New Study Results In Successful Treatment Of Major Depression

A new technique healing major depression is succeeding in improving symptoms in individuals with Major Depressive Disorder. Medical News Today  reported on October 20, 2011, the new approach which is based on brain studies conducted at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and published in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. “Recent imaging studies show that depressed patients have reduced functioning in…

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