Posts Tagged 'women’s group'

Beating Holiday Blues With Women’s Group Therapy

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The holiday season is quickly approaching. For some, this really is “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for others, the holidays bring into sharp focus how desperately unhappy they feel. Unfortunately, the holidays are a prime time for depression, especially for women. They may be susceptible to the stress of unrealistically high expectations, feel lonely, face difficult family members and the financial pressure of traveling and buying gifts.

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Food: A Real Addiction?

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Unlike alcohol and drugs, an addiction to food is not fully recognized by all treatment professionals. But recent evidence suggests that high calorie comfort foods like burgers, fries and macaroni and cheese may have an addictive potential that can contribute to overeating. Impulsivity and over-consumption of such foods have been associated with addiction-like eating behavior not unlike a binge eating disorder. People with food addiction report more frequent food cravings, higher eating disorder psychopathology and more depressive symptoms ...

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Easy Ways To Take Control Of Your Attitude

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The popular expression “attitude is everything” may not be entirely true, but the fact is, optimistic people are more pleasant to be around. Positive people tend to have healthier relationships with others, live longer and beat physical and mental illnesses faster. Oftentimes an excessively negative attitude is a sign of underlying depression and best treated by behavioral health services. However, there are plenty of things people can do outside the psychiatrist’s office to improve their attitudes.

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Mothers Of Autistic Kids Benefit From Peer-Led Support Groups

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The benefits of group therapy and women’s group sessions are widely known. They help people feel supported and less alone with their problems. Now, new research from Vanderbilt University indicates that peer-led support groups that target the wellbeing of mothers with developmentally disabled children can reduce maternal stress, depression and anxiety.

The mental health of these mothers is critically important since parents of children with autism and other developmental issues experience higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression than mothers ...

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Getting The Most Out Of Women’s Group Therapy Sessions

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GrouptherapyWhen a tragedy occurs or we encounter difficult periods in our lives, the healthy thing to do is to seek professional help from a qualified mental health therapist. Having a professional to talk to who can help us work out our issues will help us heal and become stronger people. In addition, many people benefit from supplemental group therapy as well. Knowing you ...

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Three Scary Facts

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Reflected_sadnessThis week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the goal of which is to bring awareness to the physical and psychological toll eating disorders take on those who are affected. Despite the formation of groups like the NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), there are still many misconceptions about these diseases. For example, some people think only painfully thin or morbidly obese people suffer from ...

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Alcoholism And Addiction: Dealing With Denial

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The power of denial is very strong. This is especially true when it comes to those addicted to alcohol or drugs. An addict can come up with a million excuses for why they use, and some of them sound real enough for them to believe it themselves. Unfortunately, you can’t force a person to start treatment or call a counseling center until they’re ...

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Perimenopause May Increase Depression Risk In Women

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Before women begin menopause, they tend to experience perimenopause. This is the time in life when menstrual periods begin to slow down and eventually stop, usually affecting them between the ages of 45 and 55. Because of all the reproduction-related hormonal changes that happen, perimenopausal women have an increased risk of depression. This is true whether or not they have a history of depression.

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Five Mental Health Resolutions To Make This Year

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339912423_4416699c99_oThe beginning of a new year means fresh starts and focusing on our goals. And while it’s true that making resolutions can be stressful and lead to disappointment, setting realistic short-term and long-term goals can be very beneficial. Whether or not you’re in treatment at a counseling center, making mental health resolutions is just as important as setting goals for your ...

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Ten Tips For Boosting Your Self-Esteem

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1195767_36244650Living with a mental illness means battling more than the illness itself. Having a mental disorder can wreak havoc on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Having high self-esteem is not only important for achieving optimal mental health; it is vital for reaching important goals in life and having healthy relationships. Every mental health therapist knows that addressing the issue of self-confidence is vital ...

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The Health and Therapeutic Benefits of Women’s Group Therapy

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Going to see a mental health therapist for the first time can be scary for some women. For this reason and many others, women’s group therapy is often regarded as the treatment of choice. Women’s groups offer a loving, supportive environment where honesty is encouraged and accepted. They help women realize they can nurture themselves as well as others. They also have some excellent therapeutic and health benefits that traditional therapy may not be able to provide.

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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and one in three seniors will die from it or another form of dementia. November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, a month set aside to inform the public of this condition and bring awareness to it in hopes of finding a cure. Not only is there currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, but its causes also remain ...

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