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Category: Depression

Teens, Social Media, and Online Safety

  Undoubtedly, the internet has created new ways for us to communicate and be connected. Thanks to today’s technology, our teenagers have an opportunity to gain media literacy, become technically savvy, socialize, and be connected to their peers all over the world. However, this increased use of the internet and today’s technology among teens comes with a prize. Cyberbullying and online gossip on social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace, as well as through instant messaging, chat rooms, and emails are becoming a growing and common problem. Many parents of my teen clients share…

8 Simple Steps to Reducing Depressed Mood

Depression is a very serious condition that can impact many areas of our lives, such as work, family, relationships, and health. It is a clinical condition that has been around for ages.  According to DSM-5, a depressive disorder is defined by the presence of sad, empty, or irritable mood, accompanied by somatic or cognitive changes that significantly affect the individual’s capacity to function.  In addition, new research has indicated that depression is often caused by heavy onslaught of toxicity or severe nutritional and lifestyle based deficiency’s that cause massive brain inflammation that disrupts normal neurological processing…