Understanding Acute and Chronic Stress

Acute stress is the slam-on-the brakes kind of stress. It’s tied to a specific event that is perceived as either dangerous or demanding. Your body rallies around the emotional reaction of alarm and fear by preparing itself for fight or flight. In fact, that’s what the physical reaction is called: “the fight or flight response.” [...]

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Whole-Person Approach to Treating Depression

In a whole-person treatment approach, the entire body is recognized as an important component in depression. The whole-person approach accepts the body as a complex organism and looks for systemic reasons for depression. The body is not merely along for the mind’s ride into depression. The body is an active participant with the capacity to [...]

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Are You Depressed?

How do you know if you're depressed? When does sadness become depression? How many "bad days" can a person have in a row and not be considered depressed? How can you tell that what you're feeling is something that's going to get better on its own? These are excellent questions. Below are two types of [...]

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