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Self-Maintenance as a Priority

There are so many days in my life that go nothing like the way I have planned them. This often causes me to work longer or work harder to try to catch up. Sometimes this means that I don’t get enough rest or I skip the gym or I don’t do something else that is important for my well-being. This approach usually backfires – I end up more stressed and less able to accomplish what I aspire to. It seems much better to keep self-maintenance activities as a priority and be the best I can be for whatever life brings me.
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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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