Intrusive Thoughts

Are intrusive thoughts distracting you? Actually, everyone experiences intrusive thoughts off and on; it’s when they become so frequent that they disrupt your ability to manage your daily activities and life responsibilities that you may need to explore things a bit further. Intrusive thoughts that are ongoing and feel unmanageable may be a sign of […]

Read More

Depression Causes

Causes Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depressive illnesses are disorders of the brain. Brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have shown that the brains of people who have depression look different than those of people without depression. The parts of the brain involved […]

Read More

Steps for Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Today I went to the nearby grocery store and passed by the section where they have day old bread and dented and damaged goods.  It brought to mind how many individuals view themselves as damaged goods.  The price mark-down shelves were an additional example of how we can make ourselves feel of lesser value than […]

Read More

Healing Trauma

War. Rape.  Fear. Violence. Molestation. Sexual assault. According to Bessel van der Kolk, MD, incidents involving emotional trauma and toxic stress are far more common than people generally understand. Since 2001, he says, far more Americans died due to family violence than in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Women are twice as likely to […]

Read More

Trauma: How Can It Be Treated

Trauma can be treated. A doctor or mental health professional who has experience in treating people with trauma can help you. Treatment may include “talk” therapy, medication, or both. Treatment might take 6 to 12 weeks. For some people, it takes longer. Treatment is not the same for everyone. What works for you might not work […]

Read More

Trauma: What Causes It

Living through or seeing something that’s upsetting and dangerous can cause major Trauma. This can include: Death or serious illness of a loved one War or combat Car accidents and plane crashes Hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires Violent crimes, like a robbery or shooting. There are many other things that can cause Trauma. Talk to your doctor […]

Read More

Trauma: Signs and Symptoms

How do I know if you are experiencing Trauma? Your doctor can help you find out. Call your doctor if you have any of these problems for at least 1 month: Suffering from bad dreams Feeling like the scary event is happening again (flashbacks) Experiencing scary thoughts you can’t control Staying away from places and […]

Read More
Discover More