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Are You a Good Candidate for Psychoanalytic Treatment?

As we enter into the new year and make our resolutions, I wanted to go back to the beginning and answer the question, "Are you a good candidate for psychoanalytic treatment?"

Whether you've never been in any form of psychotherapy before or you can call yourself a therapy veteran, by the end of this post I hope that you'll be able to answer the question, "Is psychoanalysis right for me?"

Not everyone...
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How to Recognize the Signs of Childhood Depression


Similarly to how it manifests uniquely during adolescence versus adulthood, depression looks differently in early childhood as well. It is important to recognize the signs of childhood depression and to distinguish them from normal developmental milestones and behaviors. By the time you are finished reading this post, I hope that you'll be able to identify the signs that your child may be depressed and to separate them from...
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One Common Way that Depression Manifests in Adolescence (Hint: You’ve Probably Experienced it)

Last time, I spoke about depression and adolescence in general, listing 5 insights that every parent needs to know. Today, I want to talk about one common way that depression manifests itself during teenage years that will help you recognize the signs and take action early.

Specifically, I want to talk about depression and acting out. We've heard the expression "my kid is acting out" many times but...
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Anxiety

Depression in Adolescence: 5 Insights Every Parent Needs to Know



1) Adolescence is a vulnerable period in the life of young people, marked by drastic hormonal changes in the body, rapid cognitive development, shifts in self-image, sexuality and peer relationships. This is a time for questioning one's beliefs, distancing oneself from parents, and challenging societal norms. It is a time for finding one's own place in the world in search of a unique identify, life goals and aspirations. It is a critical time but also a difficult period...
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How Psychoanalysis Understands Trauma

"Face" by Transformer18, Slight changes made.

One of the most common underlying problems to depression and anxiety that I encounter in my practice is the experience of psychological trauma. Many of my clients come to therapy because they struggle with forming and maintaining relationships with others or because they suffer from symptoms of severe anxiety or depression. What I find time...
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Top 3 Signs That a Person You Know is Suffering from Depression and Needs to See a Professional

Before I jump into listing the signs, I want to emphasize that often people, who struggle with severe depression, may not find the willpower or desire to seek professional help on their own, and it is extremely important for people in their life to notice their pain and do something about it before it's too late. We have all had a friend or family member experience depression for one...
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