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Blog – Depression

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For abuse survivors, seeking therapy can often be a difficult decision, and may not be a conscious, chosen path to coping until years afterward. Throughout a person’s life, abuse can come in many forms—including physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological and financial mistreatment—and unfortunately, the list...

For those suffering from chronic pain, learning how to manage the physical symptoms is often just the beginning of a complex journey toward healthy living. Persistent bodily pain can easily take a toll on your mental health, leading to unpleasant changes in mood, behavior and...

As we mentioned in an earlier blog, online therapy (also known as teletherapy, virtual therapy, and telehealth therapy) is therapy provided by a licensed Colorado therapist to a client who also may be located anywhere in Colorado. This type of therapy is delivered through a...

Postpartum depression (also known as postnatal depression or PPD) is a mood disorder that arises after childbirth. While postpartum depression can occur at any time within the first year, symptoms typically appear between two weeks to a month after delivery. Symptoms can include anxiety, lack...

Colorado online therapy (also referred to as teletherapy, virtual therapy, telemedicine therapy, and E-Therapy) is already available. Colorado online therapy is the delivery of online services - from a licensed Colorado therapist to a client located anywhere in Colorado. This type of therapy is delivered through a...

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a commonly used, evidence-based practice that’s employed to treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. While perhaps not for everyone, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or “CBT”) treatment has proven effective for a number of individuals who wish to change irrational...

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition that affects millions of people. Unsurprisingly, it is more common during the winter months when the days are shorter, hence its name. The symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder mimic those of depression and include lack of appetite, hypersomnia (sleeping...

Dealing With Childhood Trauma Childhood is the time to play, have fun, socialize and learn new things. But not all children are privileged to have a fulfilling and happy childhood. Some children become victims of abuse - physical, emotional or sexual, making their childhood the most...

In a world that is getting increasingly materialistic and out-of-touch with human values, is it surprising to see that more and more people are falling prey to depression? Depression is not just ‘feeling sad’ – it is a lot deeper than that. This is why...

We continue to experience tragedies world-wide. If you watch the news or read the paper you’ve seen heart-wrenching photos of the families who have lost loved ones. It’s so difficult to watch because you yourself might have feelings of grief, putting yourself in the shoes...

According to a study just published by an international team of researchers, people who have suffered childhood abuse are more likely to be diagnosed with major depression after reaching adulthood, even more likely if they have inherited genes which cause a predisposition to the disorder. Adult patients who...