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When Depression Affects You Sexually

Nancy Ryan

Having sex when dealing with depression can be satisfying to you and your partner-- all that it takes is a little reinvention.

It is common for men and women to have sexual problems as a result of depression. The effects of any level of sexual dysfunction for men and women with depression can have a debilitating effect not only for you but also for your partner.  There are psychological, physiological and pharmacological factors that can lead to changes in your sexuality and sexual relationship. The most common factors include side effects of some medications, being fearful that the inability to perform and/or satisfy your partner may cause rejection and a lack of desire. Be assured that if you and your partner work together, you can overcome your sexual obstacles and reconnect on many levels.   

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Depression vs. Diet

Nancy Ryan

Recent studies have shown that making healthy modulations to your diet can benefit your depression management plan in a number of ways.  A healthier diet can reduce your pain sensitivity caused by depression, including nerve pain and inflammation. Eliminating refined sugar and alcohol from your diet can also improve your depression.

While it is most important to see your doctor regularly and follow her/his depression management plan designed for you, there is more that you can do on your own to help yourself at every meal.  

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How to Help Your Child Through Anxiety and Depression

Nancy Ryan

When helping your child through anxiety and depression, don’t be afraid to reach out for assistance and support- for your child and for yourself.

Approximately 20 percent of American adolescents, ages 13-17, struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Determining the difference between teen angst and teens with anxiety and depression can be a fine line, but there are some significant cues and symptoms that are tell-tale signs.

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Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Nancy Ryan

Untreated PTSD can lead to depression and relationship issues

Many traumatic events, physical and psychological, can cause depression. Often linked primarily to stress and emotional issues, people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are often at a higher risk to develop depression. PTSD can develop after a recent or past trauma, such as warfare, acts of violence, a life-threatening illness, emotional abuse, or the death of a loved one. The main psychological symptoms of PTSD are hyperarousal, avoidance, re-experiencing memories, mood swings and changes in behavior. Untreated symptoms of PTSD can lead to depression.

If you are suffering from PTSD and/or depression, it is important to get treatment immediately.  PTSD is nothing to be ashamed of and help is readily available to assist you through the process of healing.

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4 Proven Treatments for Depression

Nancy Ryan

Major depression can make you feel hopeless and helpless. You might think that you will never find the right treatment. However, this belief is not true. There is a lot that you can do to fight back against depression. Depression is treatable. Most people get better with treatment.

Are you wondering what treatments are available for depression that will actually help? I’ve examined tons of studies to determine what works and what doesn’t. Here are four proven depression treatments.

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Helping A Loved One With Bipolar - Do’s And Dont’s

Nancy Ryan

If you have a loved one with bipolar disorder, you probably already know how important family support is for their recovery. However, it can be tough to be supportive because the symptoms of bipolar disorder can affect you, as well.

The good news is that people with bipolar disorder can get better with the proper treatment and support from loved ones. Here are a few pointers on the do’s and don’ts of helping someone with bipolar.

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4 Powerful Ways To Cope With Adversity

Nancy Ryan

There is no way to describe how it feels to cope with the despair of life's biggest tragedies. When you are emotional and panicked, it is hard to find solutions to your problems and cope with even minor issues. So, when severe adversity happens, it might seem impossible to get through it.

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