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Can pets help relieve depression and PTSD?

"Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression," says Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA.

We all struggle from time to time with feeling down, stressed out, or lonely, whether or not we have a diagnosed mental health problem.  Research shows that animals reduce tension and improve mood.  Along with therapy and possibly medications, pets can help people with mild to moderate symptoms.  Here's a couple of ways that pets could help you if you're feeling low...

By |2014-12-28T03:26:53+00:00December 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

DBT for Depression and Trauma

Many people know that DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan about 35 years ago to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, and it's one of the most effective treatments for BPD.  What a lot of people don't realize is that DBT works for many other problems, like depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar, eating disorders, substance use, caregiver burnout, relationship problems and self care. 

By |2020-02-18T10:14:00+00:00November 22nd, 2014|PTSD and Trauma Therapy|2 Comments

Sugar-aholics Anonymous: Breaking the sugar addiction

I don't know of any 12-step groups for sugar addiction, but I wish I did.  Research shows that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine or heroin.  It's toxic and will ruin both your health and your mood.

By |2020-02-18T10:18:52+00:00November 10th, 2014|depression, diet, mental health|0 Comments