Archives for October, 2010

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Depression Returns in About Half of Treated Teens

According to a study that will appear in the March 2011 print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, depression recurs in almost half of adolescent patients.  The greatest predictors of a return to depression included:

Being female.  According to the report even more than half of females experienced a recurrence of depression.
Being in short-term treatment who did not respond well to treatment.
Having a co-occurring anxiety disorder ( had a recurrence)

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5 Simple Strategies to Survive Stress

Sometimes stress is unavoidable.  You can’t control everything in your world.  The economy, your relationships and health are all in part, out of your control.  As a result, you can find yourself in uncertain and stressful circumstances.

This stress may be the result of one event, but often it is multiple stressful events occurring at the same time that leave you feeling pressure.

DBT Distress Tolerance Skills are designed to...
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How to Find Your Power: The Process of Empowerment

Have you ever felt powerless?

Powerlessness can take many forms.  It can be the inability to gain personal control or make progress towards meaningful goals.  It can be a sense of being marginalized or being excluded from participation --think of this country’s history with exclusion with all male golf clubs, all white sports teams, higher education for the wealthy and white and work opportunities for white men as a just a few examples.

Lack...
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The Perversity of Memory

Memory fades with time.  Right?  It makes sense.  There are lots of memories that were crystal clear immediately after they happened, but are now foggy.  You’ve probably studied immediately before a test and done well only to find weeks or months later that you can’t recall the information that you had previously known so well.

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