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Therapists Use Cooking Courses to Treat Patients With Depression and Anxiety

A study shows baking can boost a person's confidence.
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20 Simple Ways To Get More Pleasure In Your Life

20 Simple Ways To Get More Pleasure In Your Life | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
We women are so good at serving others. Putting our family's needs before our own feels like second nature. Day in and day out, we automatically say, "It's my pleasure," as we cook, clean, shop, and c (I love this!

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EZIA's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:18 PM

Just say "I deserve it" and do something you want to do.

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5 Ways to Deal with Emotional Oversensitivity

5 Ways to Deal with Emotional Oversensitivity | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
To help with my emotional oversensitivity so my feelings aren't hurt so often, I've developed a way to examine the true cause of any pain I feel.
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Andrew Solomon on depression and hope | Depression and Creativity

Andrew Solomon on depression and hope | Depression and Creativity | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
By his mid-twenties, Andrew Solomon earned international accolades for his work as a novelist, journalist and historian. At 31 he descended into a major depression. He was helped by a combination of family support, medications and talk therapy.

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Rachelle Howard's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:35 PM

Many find creativity engaging! 

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Depression. Ask yourself; ‘What emotions am I De-pressing? What am I distancing myself from?'

Depression. Ask yourself; ‘What emotions am I De-pressing? What am I distancing myself from?' | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
Mild and Moderate Depression from a PsychologicalPerspective.
All too frequently, clients come to therapy in a state of distress, complaining of... (RT @Counselling_UK: Depression. Ask yourself; ‘What emotions am I De-pressing?
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Doing more for moms struggling with postpartum depression

Doing more for moms struggling with postpartum depression | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
Canada lacks screening programs to identify mood disorders and no reliable way to ensure women are connected to proper supports (RT @terri_to: Canada needs to do more for women struggling with post-partum depression
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Hypersomnia can be a nightmare - The Spokesman Review

Hypersomnia can be a nightmare - The Spokesman Review | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
Hypersomnia can be a nightmare The Spokesman Review Hypersomnia has many causes: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insufficient sleep syndrome, major depression or major mood disorder, brain tumor, stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and metabolic and...
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» Therapy Helps Access Our Creative Inner Life - The Creative Mind

» Therapy Helps Access Our Creative Inner Life - The Creative Mind | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
Many creative people have talked about how valuable it can be to use therapy or counseling for dealing with challenges, or to enhance self-understanding.
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Learning to live with social anxiety | Highly Sensitive and Creative

Learning to live with social anxiety | Highly Sensitive and Creative | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it

Many actors say they were shy earlier in life, or even as adults, and find acting has helped them. But shyness may also be social anxiety.

 

According to a news story, “Shyness was an ongoing problem for Chris Cooper… While studying at the University of Missouri, he vowed to get ‘unblocked.’

 

“Taking dance classes at nearby Stephens College, he was one of only three men amid a roomful of women… Acting was another means of expression — ‘theater, as therapy,’ he says.


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YMHN Newsletter: The Rise of Youth Mental Health Apps

YMHN Newsletter: The Rise of Youth Mental Health Apps | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it

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Rachelle Howard's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:20 PM

Useful, say young people... if and when done right!

Marilee Ruebsamen's curator insight, September 21, 2013 3:31 PM

Sharing insights, --

Rachelle Howard's comment, September 21, 2013 5:07 PM
I agree Dan, Thanks for sharing & to U Marilee :-D.
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If No One Talks, Who Will Listen

If No One Talks, Who Will Listen | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
Suicide. It’s a topic rarely discussed and when done so, usually in hushed tones and quickly swapped for another. There’s a taboo surrounding suicide that is rarely broken for to speak of an action so...
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How Do I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

How Do I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
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... Depressed Seniors. Last reviewed: 9 Sep 2013. APA Reference Dawkins, K. (2013). How Do I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?
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Anxiety Limits Our Ability to Discriminate Faces and Speech ...

Anxiety Limits Our Ability to Discriminate Faces and Speech ... | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
Anxiety can impair our accuracy on face- and word-recognition tasks, providing another possible source of fallibility in eyewitness testimony, according to research presented in two reports published in Psychological Science.
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Reason to Think. Gratitude Experiment: Day 30

Reason to Think.  Gratitude Experiment: Day 30 | Mood Disorder Awareness | Scoop.it
Today I learned very sad news about an old school friend who lost her son to suicide this morning. He was only 16. On the outside, this handsome young man seemed to be a kid that had absolutely eve...
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