The holidays are a time for festivity, which usually means endless invitations to work and family parties, as well as reunions with friends and other social functions. While this can be a source of enjoyment for many, for those with social anxiety disorder (SAD), it can be a nightmare. People with SAD may dread these holiday social interactions and want to avoid them altogether. While saying no to some social events might be beneficial, refusing to go to any will only cause isolation and possibly lead to feelings of depression. Read more
What are the most common causes of depression during the holidays, and how do you prevent them? It’s not that uncommon to feel low while everyone seems to be up and about, enjoying in the most wonderful time of the year. Those who have depression know how tiring and exhausting it is to deal with it, especially when you don’t know when it’s going to hit you. Read more
As soon as November rolls around, stores begin to blend Thanks Giving decorations with Christmas decorations, and there’s barely a break in the holiday routine to prepare for New Year. Although the magic of the holidays lies in its ability to remind us of what’s truly important in life, and how to be grateful and optimistic for the future, it can also be the source of a lot of stress, and even depression.
Caring for a child with special abilities is not an easy job. Parents and caretakers always have to be on their toes, which could take a toll on their health – both mental and physical. Several studies vindicate the veracity of the claim that there is a cognitive decline in the parents of children with disabilities.
People are often told they need to face their fears in order to overcome them. Exposure therapy forces those with specific phobias to do just that, aiming to reduce the fear and anxiety that their phobic stimuli produce. National Face Your Fears Day, which was on Oct. 13, 2015, is a time to explore different forms of exposure therapy and how they can treat individuals with specific phobias.
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