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Holidays and Depression

 

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Do the Holidays have you down? Many people struggle with depression daily, however the Holidays, can cause an onset of depression that may be more than some can handle. Here’s a great article from WebMD on preventing Holiday Depression. For local support call Mind Body Solutions at 702-384-2238

 

PREVENTING HOLIDAY DEPRESSION

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Treating Depression with Teens

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Sometimes, caring and loving and understanding just isn’t enough for our teens. They are facing issues that we did not have in our day and age. Sometimes, seeking additional professional support is what can help turn those bad days around for those we love. Below is an article form HelpGuide.org that may help you as a parent when having an adolescent with depression. >>> For more questions, call Mind Body Solutions at 702-384-2238 and set an appointment for consultation.

PARENTS GUIDE TO TEEN DEPRESSION

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Teens and Depression

With the fast paced life our children now face, we are noticing more and more teens that are facing depression and a need to withdraw from day to day activities. Below is a great article from WEBMD that indicated signs and symptoms to look for:

 

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Teens & Depression

As parents, we often find ourselves in a place of trying to understand our adolescent son or daughter. People say it’s just the “teen years” and in most cases, that’s exactly what it is. However, as parents, teachers, and caretakers it is our responsibility to make sure we pay attention to the signs of true depression that some teens face in this fast paced world.

Here are some simple indicators you may recognize: To read more about teens and depression CLICK HERE for the the complete article on WebMD.

  • apathy
  • complaints of pains, including headaches, stomachaches, low back pain, or fatigue
  • difficulty concentrating
  • difficulty making decisions
  • excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • irresponsible behavior — for example, forgetting obligations, being late for classes, skipping school
  • loss of interest in food or compulsive overeating that results in rapid weight loss or gain
  • memory loss
  • preoccupation with death and dying
  • rebellious behavior
  • sadness, anxiety, or a feeling of hopelessness
  • staying awake at night and sleeping during the day
  • sudden drop in grades
  • use of alcohol or drugs and promiscuous sexual activity
  • withdrawal from friends

 

You can also call and set an appointment with Dr. Linden or one of our other Mind Body Solutions professionals to schedule a simple assessment of your teen and help them find ways to work with what they are feeling. 702-384-2238

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