These are the strategies I use to cope with lack of motivation when I am experiencing a major depressive episode.
Recently, I approached my doctor about taking some stress leave from my job. I was given 12 weeks of stress leave and used the time to clean, exercise, work on projects, and try new things.
Depression turns us inward and cuts us off from genuine connection with others. Finding faith and deciding to live passionately helps to propel us outwards towards dynamic service to others.
Social anxiety can affect all aspects of your life—but it can be overcome. Many sufferers turn to anxiety medication, although this isn't the only option to consider.
Depression in midlife women often looks much different than it does in younger women. Here's what I have learned from personal experience.
You don't have to lose your fight with depression. You can make changes every day to improve both your life and the lives of those around you.
Sometimes depression means feeling too much and other times it means the inability to feel anything but numb. As somone who embraced a whole body approach to begin healing from severe depression, I explore the problem of apathy in this article.
When you're feeling anxious, you don't need someone to pet you or roll their eyes at you. Sometimes, the quickest way home is just for someone to act like you are normal because somewhere inside you are, and it helps to be reminded of what that feels like.
Anxiety can make us insomniac. If you can't sleep because of anxiety, read on for a few simple tips on how to get some zzz's. These are the techniques that work for me.
The messages you believe about yourself are powerful. With clinical depression, many people get caught in an endless cycle of negative self-talk that only makes their symptoms worse. The good news is that you can challenge those faulty assumptions and turn your life around for good.
Many twins suffer from separation anxiety. Written by a twin, this article provides tips for how to cope with this anxiety.
After spending a week back home alone catching up with DIY projects and gardening, I would like to share some of my hurdles and how I overcame them.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses worldwide. While medication helps many people, it's not for everyone. These three tips help me manage my symptoms in times of stress.
Serious clinical depression affects the mind, body, spirit, and every aspect of a person's life. This article explores how exercise can aid in recovery.
I have been taking the antidepressant Fluoxetine for 1 year now. Here is my experience with the medication and how it has affected my depression symptoms.