Tag Archives: depression

A Counselor’s Journey through Postpartum Depression

by on October 8, 2017

It is one thing to study postpartum depression as a professional and it is a whole different matter to experience it personally. As a counselor, I knew the signs of the disorder but while experiencing it, I was oblivious to their symptoms. Fortunately, I had a wonderful doctor who quickly and accurately assessed the different… (more…)

What Are You Afraid of?

by on June 1, 2017

A popular acronym for fear is false evidence appearing real. However, for the person experiencing this emotion, the evidence seems very realistic and eminent. These fears can paralyze a person for moments or even a lifetime if left unattended. They are dominant and determinate factors in daily decisions, thoughts, actions, behaviors, and other emotional responses…. (more…)

The Basics of Borderline Personality Disorder

by on May 6, 2017

A person with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has an intense fear of abandonment, demonstrates dangerous and impulsive behaviors, has unstable personal relationships, and experiences extreme emotions. They can have severe depression, anger, anxiety, or rage followed by substance abuse and self-harming behaviors. Yet, they can be the most passionate loving people who are highly sensitive… (more…)

7 Stages of Healing for Those with Borderline Personality Disorder

by on April 11, 2017

Being diagnosed with a personality disorder can be discouraging at first. But if a person has to have one, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the best. Of all the disorders, BPD has the highest rate of mindfulness and is even marked as having the ability to fully recovery. No other personality disorder can claim such… (more…)

Trouble in the Making: Personality Disorders Mixed with Depression

by on February 8, 2017

Depression has its own signs and symptoms but when mixed with a personality disorder (PD) it can be more elusive. Each PD has a different manifestation of depression with varying levels of intensity. While not all depression becomes homicidal or suicidal, the risks for this possibility are presented as a word of caution. The following… (more…)

10 Reasons Depression Worsens During the Holidays

by on December 28, 2016

Ever wonder why depression seems so much worse during the holiday season? Some of the reasons may be a surprise, while others seem very obvious. Each one of these is based on real personal struggles. Humbuggery. This word is made famous in Charles Dicken’s story, A Christmas Carol, where Scrooge frequently says, “Bah-Humbug.” The pure… (more…)

The Act of Suicide Adds to the Grieving Process

by on December 13, 2016

It is generally accepted that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Following a death, these stages can be done consecutively or in a mixed order. There is no proper way to manage grief other than to go through the entire process and not stay stuck in denial. However, when… (more…)

19 Reasons for Chronic Underperformance

by on December 2, 2016

By the mid-’40s certain aspects of a person’s personality become very apparent. One of these things is work productivity. While there can be socioeconomic reasons for underperformance, after twenty years, a person is able to rise above even the most difficult of times. There is a warning, however, being productive and being successful is not… (more…)

The Secret Façade of the Vulnerable Narcissist

by on November 29, 2016

At first, they seem so quiet and unobtrusive; a refreshing break from the normal banter of one-up-man-ship that frequently dominates an initial conversation. But then the sly remarks characteristic of inattentiveness began, along with a victimization mentality where the whole world is out to get them, and a hypersensitivity to unintentional disparaging comments. The switch… (more…)

10 Unusual Signs of Depression

by on November 2, 2016

Depression is a tricky thing. What might seem like a typical sign and symptom of depression might not be. Here are ten unusual signs of depression. A person might: Have the ability to hyper-focus for long periods of time even to the point of giving up sleep.Typical depression is struggling to keep on task and… (more…)

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