Are You Suffering From “Facebook Depression”?

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“Jane Doe wants to be your friend on Facebook.” Well, that wasn’t the actual name, but it was the message that greeted me in my inbox this morning.   I don’t remember who Jane is. I’d like to think that we had a meaningful personal encounter somewhere, that she shares like-minded opinions about the importance… Read more »

The 3Rs: A Remedy for Adult “Facebook Depression”

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There can be no question that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and any number of other social networking sites come with benefits. Having countless users worldwide, and with more joining daily, social media is clearly a force to be reckoned with.   But are you getting more than you bargained for?   Psychologists now recognize that for… Read more »

SAD and the 3Rs

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In my last article, I detailed some of symptoms and triggers of seasonal affective disorder (“SAD”).  In the tips list, I recommended that those who feel the effects of SAD should change their mindset. Sounds simple on paper, but just how do you get there? The answer is my 3Rs, my favorite technique for identifying… Read more »

9 Ways to Stop Feeling SAD: Defeating the Winter Blues

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When you hear “January,” do you think of days cut short, clouds, and gloomy skies? Do you miss the excitement of the recent holidays and instead feel a little down, with flagging energy? Or perhaps this time of year, you kick yourself for having difficulty completing simple daily tasks. These could be signs of Seasonal… Read more »

Anger, Depression Linked to Heart Diseases in Women

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Will Boggs, MD Reuter’s Health April 24, 2001 Women who harbor feelings of anger or depression are more likely to have heart disease risk factors such as high cholesterol and an unhealthy weight, a new study shows. Researchers say the findings add more support to the idea that physical and psychological factors conspire to raise… Read more »