sleeping too much

Sleeping Too Much Due to Depression

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Is Oversleeping A Symptom of Depression? When you feel sad all the time, sleeping becomes an opportunity for relief. Depression depletes your energy anyway, only adding to the desire to lie down and drift off to sleep. When your depressive…
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Warning Signs of a Bipolar Meltdown

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What is a Bipolar Meltdown? Bipolar disorder is a complex and destabilizing mental health disorder that requires specialized interventions and psychiatric expertise to adequately manage. Those individuals living with bipolar disorder struggle…
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I Feel Hopeless Living with Depression

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It feels like a weight on your chest, depression does. That heavy feeling that zaps your energy and motivation, and stealing your quality of life. When battling depression, you struggle to find something, anything, to be grateful for, but usually…
holiday stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

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We might enter the holiday season feeling nostalgic. We remember beautiful memories of holidays past, and have lots of ideas to make this year an amazing season. No matter how sincere our intentions are to be festive and jolly at Christmastime,…
What are the early warning signs of psychosis

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Psychosis?

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If you or a loved one is experiencing the signs of a psychotic episode it can be an extremely frightening experience. Psychosis refers to a loss of contact with reality, when perceptions are altered to the point that it is difficult to know…
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How to Ask for Help With Depression

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I’m fine, how are you?” This reflexive response to the routine “How are you” question is many times a bold-faced lie. How much easier it seems in the moment to just lie about how we really are rather than deal with our own personal…
is burnout a mental illness

Is Burnout a Mental Illness?

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Anyone who has experienced job burnout knows it is awful, but is burnout a mental illness? According to the newest revisions to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11, burnout is new recognized…
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How to Stop Self Destructive Behavior

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Men and women who carry out self destructive behavior demonstrate the habit over and over again without repose. These behaviors include every aspect of life, from work to family to romantic relationships; the list literally goes on forever.…
constant panic attacks

When Constant Panic Attacks Impair Daily Life

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Panic disorder can be a very debilitating condition, to the point where staying in the safety and comfort of one’s home seems like the best solution. But isolating oneself in order to avoid the potential panic attacks only leads to more impairment,…
signs of mania bipolar

Signs Of Mania Bipolar

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Hypomania and mania represent the manic episodes that come with bipolar disorder. While the signs of mania bipolar may at first seem to be a pleasant diversion from the dark depressive episodes that represent the opposite side of the disorder,…