The difference between sadness and depression is the level of impact on your life. Depression can cause the feeling of emptiness, apathy, or hopelessness.

Misunderstanding Depression

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Depression may be one of the most misunderstood health issues in the world. Few people would criticize those who have physical diseases or disabilities, but many people express their opinions about depression. What needs to be understood is the difference between clinical or diagnosable depression and feeling depressed.

The Secret to a Better Outlook? Get Sleep and Give Thanks

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positive-attitude-stress-happinessComing into the new year is a time to reflect and look forward. How do we avoid just being negative and having a negative outlook when things get tough? Research has found that taking the time to appreciate the things a person has in his or her life not only has the potential to boost mood and improve outlook, but also relieves burnout in work and other areas of life.

Beating the Holiday Blues

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holiday-blues-stress-depressionThe “holiday blues” can stem from a variety of sources, such as current events, personal grief, loneliness, illnesses of some kind, economic concerns, separation from family members and relationship issues such as divorce.

Quit Faking it! The Stigma of Mental Illness.

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mental-health-stigma-depression-anxietyI recently read a blog that quoted a 2008 survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association. This survey found that nearly half (46%) of those polled believed that mental illness isn’t always “real” but rather an excuse for poor behavior and personal failings.

What is Depression?

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Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings usually pass within a few days. Depression does not go away. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes Physical and emotional pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness.

What is Dysthymia?

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Depression-dysthymia-mood-sad-chronicDysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh) is a mild but long-term (chronic) form of depression. Symptoms usually last for at least two years, and often for much longer than that. Dysthymia interferes with your ability to function and enjoy life.

Change Your Thinking and Improve Your Responses

Using Proven Strategies, You Can Change Your Life!

In this free lesson licensed therapist Dan Duncan shows you how to create a structured understanding of situations and how to create new responses with consideration of consequences.

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