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Get There Faster, Go Slower

When life brings us a lot of challenges we have been told that we need to work harder. We should dig in and take care of business. This can raise our anxiety level, get burnt out and possibly depressed. Sometimes when we are the busiest we need to actually slow down and take time off to be more productive. When we do this we recharge our batteries and become more able to deal with whatever life is serving up. I hope that you will take some time today to renew your energy.
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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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