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Revisiting Happiness

I led a group in an exercise recently where I asked the participants to recall a time in their lives when they were very happy. Though it was the point of the exercise, one woman said it made her realize how infrequently she thought about the happy times in her life. She said the exercise lifted her mood and gave her hope. Are you out of the habit of revisiting happiness? I hope you can think about a good time in your life and it encourages you.
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Causes of Depression

It was surprising to see how people responded to our question about the biggest cause of their depression. In my experience it seems popular for individuals to say that their depression is caused by a "chemical imbalance" in their brains. The largest number of our respondents in our poll said that trauma, death of a loved one or stress brought it on.

Trauma is indeed a cause of depression. The most severe version of can be Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Stress or anxiety can lead to depression because of the dysfunctional or distorted thinking that often accompanies both.   Read More »
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Last Week's Poll Results

Which of the following do you believe has been the biggest cause of your depression?

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