Mood disorders: Medication Reminders

For folks who take medication for mood disorders such as depression (and just about any other condition) there are some important ways to take care of yourself. It is estimated that about 50% of the time medication is not taken as prescribed. If you struggle with this issue know that you are not alone. 1. Who is prescribing?  Did the doctor take a thorough history before prescribing? As you...
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Depression Recovery Practice: Working with Negative Thoughts

                   Working with thoughts – Not taking things personally              Depressed mind produces negative, self referential, semi automatic thoughts. Negative and self referential means the thoughts are some variation of I am bad, inadequate, defective, damaged. Semi automatic means that the thoughts sneak up on us. It is the low murmur from the periphery, not the conscious...
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Depression and Insomnia: 3 Steps to Creating a Sleep Friendly Space

Closing up shop……             At 5:30 it is time for the shoemaker to close up shop. He puts away his tools, wipes off his workbench. Glancing at the shoes he will work on tomorrow, he checks to make sure that his shop is secure and turns out the lights. With a click of the lock he turns his feet, and his thoughts, towards home. Closing up shop. Our brains love this kind of ritual and...
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