Posts in the ‘Depression’ Category

Changing habits and triggers (not just in addiction or trauma recovery)

Resetting Your Triggers December 19, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin The trick is to find another reward to replace the one that’s no longer available. For instance, if we’re no longer going to have a cigarette with coffee after dinner, what other reward could we substitute in its place? We all have bad habits. Particularly

Suppressed grief – a refreshing take on a hidden issue, by Michelle Steinke in Huff Post

Stifled Grief: How the West Has It Wrong By Michelle E. Steinke After nearly seven years of personal experience surrounding loss, I can tell who is going to read, share and comment on this article and it’s not necessarily the audience I’ve intended. Those who have walked the horrific road of loss will shake their

Stigma or denial – what is stopping drug users from getting help?

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Addiction Editor New research from the University of Western Australia identifies stigma and embarrassment as some of the biggest barriers to meth users getting the treatment they need. But a recovered addict disagrees, saying many users live in a state of denial about needing treatment at all, and usually

The second brain – trust your gut. Latest research finds serotonin and dopamine production occurs more in our gut rather than in the brain.

The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut Leslie E. Korn   There is no doubt that nutrition affects mental health. Poor nutrition leads to and exacerbates mental illness. Optimal nutrition prevents and treats mental illness. Note the word “optimal” for nutrition to prevent and treat illness. One’s diet cannot be just “good” or provide the basics

9 Social Anxiety Facts You Must Know

Dr Jeremy Dean, author and anxiety expert penned this article.  Around 50% of people consider themselves shy, but social anxiety is more than that. 1. More than just shyness Around 50% of people consider themselves shy, but social anxiety is more than that. Social anxiety disorder is thought to affect around 1 in 8 people