If you have been struggling with depression lately, you are not alone. More than 15 million people over the age of 18 deal with a major depressive episode in a twelve month period, while another 3.3 million deal with persistent depressive disorder. Treatment can involve medications, an exercise program, a support system, and individual therapy. The goal of treatment is to stop isolating and to find ways to become more engaged with life once again.
It can be distressing to feel pain or symptoms of illness, only to be told by your doctor that there's nothing wrong with you. There are many reasons why you may feel symptoms that your physician can't find a reason for, including simple misdiagnosis. However, another possibility is that you're suffering from Illness Anxiety Disorder, which you may know as hypochondria. Take a look at a few things that you should know about this condition.
Parents want to see their children succeed in sports, and when those children are gifted with exceptional ability in sports, it can be a source of pride for the entire family. However, when children possess athletic talent, there is a need for parents to come alongside and provide their children with a few words of wisdom. In some cases, ability can outstrip maturity, and there are circumstances where gifted children may not know how to maturely view their own talents.
The last thing any parent wants is for their teenager to become addicted to drugs. Unfortunately, it does happen, and it can happen to any teen. In fact, your teen doesn't even need to know a drug dealer to to get drugs. They might be able to find them in your medicine cabinet. Every day, approximately 2,500 teens in the United States abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
If you or a loved one has an addiction to any type of drug, the first step to recovery is to get the substance out of your body. This is referred to as the detoxification process. Depending on the substance and severity of the addiction, your counselor will determine whether you should undergo a natural, medicated, or medical program. To better understand what each entails, here are the basics of each program.
When I first started understanding my anxiety, I realized that I wasn't capable of taking care of the issue on my own. Instead of trying to quietly navigate my condition, I decided to start working towards understanding the counseling process. I focused on finding the right counselor, and then I worked hard in therapy day in and day out. This blog is all about understanding how counseling can help, because I know how much it helped me. You never know, by talking with the right person and tackling your issues head-on, you might be able to enjoy a more fulfilling life.