1. Arm Yourself Against the Winter Blues

    A month or two ago, we discussed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This condition results from shorter days and colder temperatures, just to name a few reasons. Now that we've hit January, many people will feel SAD very sharply. The holidays are done, but they still need to be paid off. It's cold o…Read More

  2. Other Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

    In our last blog, we discussed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Though there has been some conflict over whether SAD is an actual condition, all you have to do is look around to see how fall affects people. While some rejoice in the cool air, dead leaves, and coming snow, others mourn the loss of …Read More

  3. Do You Struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

    As we head toward winter, the Colorado air gets cooler and the sun sets sooner. For some people, this means cozy evenings and enjoying the absence of summer's heat. However, it isn't that way for everyone. When the plants go to sleep, the sun sets before the workday is done, and you wake up in the d…Read More

  4. Depression or Anxiety_Answer

    Most of us go through cycles of confidence and fear. In our periods of confidence, we feel that we are fundamentally OK, our bodies and our lives are basically intact, and things in our lives will turn out just fine. In our periods of fear and doubt, we tend to focus on the worst possible outcomes t…Read More

  5. Depression or Anxiety_Question

    Question: I don't think I am a hypochondriac, but lately every time I have a symptom I immediately get a feeling of doom and think the worst. It seems to be getting worse, too, and I'm spending a lot of time worrying about things that eventually just go away. How can I stop this process?…Read More

  6. Depression – How to diagnose and treat_Answer

    Depression is something almost everyone wonders about at one time or another in their lives. People used to think that “the blues” were always just sadness and never even considered the possibility that it might be depression.  People were told to “get over it” or just change their attitude…Read More

  7. Depression – How to diagnose and treat_Question

    Question: What is the difference between feeling sad and having depression? My husband often acts aloof, withdrawn and uninterested in joining in with our family. He has also been avoiding his friends. If he is depressed can he get help without having to get on antidepressants?…Read More

  8. Healthier Lifestyle – How to achieve it_Question

    I am attempting to make several healthy life changes but I can't seem to get past my old ways. While pursuing a healthier body weight, sometimes I will get exercising down but not eating or vice versa. I can't seem to connect all of the dots, and I often get discouraged. How can I finally kick these…Read More

  9. Depression Medication and side effects_Answer

    It is good that you have chosen to get treatment for your depression. It sounds like the medicine is working to help relieve your depression, but you are having disturbing sexual side effects. There are several classifications of anti-depressants. Most of the commonly prescribed anti-depressants tha…Read More