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  • Kissing
    Returning citizen uses holiday season to recharge his batteries
    Christmas time should be one of the happiest times for Christians around the world, but occasionally, there are those who find the holiday to be one of the most depressing ever.Depression is a year round problem that seems to go into hyperdrive...
  • Handling Relationships During the Holidays
    Handling Relationships During the Holidays
    Emotions run high during the holidays. We talk about holiday stress, loneliness, and handling family issues. But what about your relationships with your mate, or a man you just started dating, your "acting out" 17-year-old son who lives...
  • Depression
    Teen behavior problems linked to mother’s depression
    A Canadian study suggests that a mother’s depression when her child is 6 to 10 years old increases the risk of substance abuse and delinquent behaviors during the child’s adolescence. The study, published in the Dec. 22 online edition...
  • Risky health behavior more likely in children whose moms are depressed
    Risky health behavior more likely in children whose moms are depressed
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, depressive disorders affect 8% of residents in the county. The rate is higher in females (11%) than males (7%). Many of these women are moms and a new study has found that children...
  • New Year
    Holiday depression?
    Many warn of depression that some may experience during the holiday season. Some people may always tend to expect more than they receive for Christmas or perhaps a much-needed bonus from work did not pan out. Others miss family members that they...
  • Parent's Decoration
    Advent IV: Hope in the Hill Country
    Advent may be the story of hope, but not everyone shares that hope. There’s something about this season that has a tendency to excavate long-buried hurts, ignored or untended wounds, and deep-seeded disputes and tensions, bringing them to...
  • Woman suffering from winter depression
    Four ways to avoid winter depression
    Busy mind, tired body? Ambitious, yet unproductive? You may be suffering from winter depression. It's also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and mostly affects women between the ages of 15-55, people who live far from the equator ...
  • Waiting for Lefty
    "Waiting for Lefty": 16 powerful performers bring life to Odets' classic
    When Clifford Odets wrote "Waiting for Lefty", what would become one of his most famous works, the world was a very different place, but when we see it today, it's obvious a few things still hold true. It's with this belief in...
  • Depression
    Theory proposes depression caused by infection
    Could your depression be caused by an infectious disease? One researcher from New York thinks so! Dr. Turhan Canli proposes the behavioral and emotional changes commonly seen in patients withdepression may be the side effects of a mystery,...
  • Laughing gas, depression and cannabis
    Laughing gas, depression and cannabis
    A recent study has revealed that nitrous oxide (aka "laughing gas") can be another useful tool in treating depression.All this psychologist can say is "duh"? What dummy funded this research? Well guess what boys and girls, oh...
  • Laughing and Depression
    Laugh your depression away with nitrous oxide
    Laughter has long been known to help people who are suffering from the either seasonal effective disorder, general sadness or full-blown depression. Laughing reduces tension and stress, and lowers anxiety and irritation, which are all major...
  • Laughing gas proven to be successful in treating severe depression
    Laughing gas proven to be successful in treating severe depression
    Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is familiar to the majority of people from their dentist. New research conducted by physicians and psychologists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Departments of Anesthesiology...
  • teenage booze at a house party
    Teens need to put the brakes on binge drinking this season
    During the holiday season many adults over indulge when it comes to alcohol from attending all those holiday parties, dinners or other occasions around the Christmas season but the holiday season does not solely allow parents to overindulge it is...
  • Depressed Woman
    A little about Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Does the combination of adjusting to the time change, shorter days, longer nights and gloomier days have you down? Do you notice a pattern around the fall/winter months each year where you feel this way? Do you notice that these feelings get...
  • The Sobriety :60 examines the deception of 'holiday cheer'
    The Sobriety :60 examines the deception of 'holiday cheer'
    A report called Cheers? from the Mental Health Foundation demonstrates the deception of using alcohol as 'Holiday Cheer.'Alcohol is a toxic substance in terms of its direct and indirect impact on brain chemistry. The initial impact of a...