"My depressive episodes are always followed by significant weight gain." What The Research Says About Depression and Weight Gain The literature is clear! Depression and weight are connected. Significant depressive episodes are frequently followed by substantial increases in weight. This is true for adults … [Read more...] about Depression and Weight Gain (The Insidious Connection)
Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine
The field of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine revolutionized how we conceptualize wellness and our approach to care. Incorporate readily accessible tools informed by clinical research, designed to launch you onto your path of personal transformation.
"There really is something wrong in Denmark folks!" The INFJ, a personality profile found in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, is frequently misunderstood as detached, moody, silently angry, and even depressed. INFJs themselves regularly make a direct connection between their personalty … [Read more...] about MBTI Profile: INFJ Depression (Is It Real?)
"The self-help obsessed have a propensity towards isolation and depression." "All By Myself, Don't Want To Be..." So, you felt confident that you could go it alone. Now you find yourself at the end of an insidious decline into the perpetual darkness of clinical depression. The warning signs were posted along … [Read more...] about Clinical Depression – Knowing When to See The Doctor
"The outcome will only be as good as the quality of the goals we set." Health Psychology has lots to say about how to set achievable goals! Let's face it, setting goals is tricky, especially when we create benchmarks too far down the road. That’s why we brought all our best folks together to build the following … [Read more...] about Goal Setting Mastery – Six Simple Steps (With Evernote)
"The disease is manageable. What's left is shame and stigma." HIV Then and Now Protease Inhibitors entered the drug market in the mid 1990's, changing the face of HIV, the virus that without treatment, eventually results in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Now considered a chronic disease, HIV infection, … [Read more...] about HIV Chronic Disease Management – Untangling Mental Health Obstacles
"Perfectionism destroys the creativity necessary for achievement." Perfectionism gets in the way of productivity, especially when creativity is an essential part of your work. Those who call themselves perfectionists undoubtably disagree. However, in reality, struggling with perfectionism means that fewer projects … [Read more...] about Obliterate Perfectionism Using The Triple Column Technique
"The first signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder reveal themselves before winter. Know what to do." Learn about the symptoms associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the best known techniques for mitigating the effects. The insidious nature of SAD means many are never properly diagnosed, thus leaving the … [Read more...] about Seasonal Affective Disorder Getting You Down? Master These Techniques!
"HIV infection is no long a death sentence. With that comes a few complications." HIV Chronic Disease Complications Up until the advent of advanced combination treatments for HIV infection (Protease Inhibitors) in 1996, infected individuals experienced a fast progressing and fatal disease process. HIV is now … [Read more...] about Living with HIV and Depression? Let’s Discuss Some Solutions!
"Panic leads to dread, followed by isolation." What is Agoraphobia? Do you stay home in anticipation of experiencing extreme anxiety in public? You might suffer from Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is classified as an anxiety disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, characterized by the avoidance of places and/or … [Read more...] about Defining Agoraphobia: Treatment and Prevention Considerations
"Daily journaling gives a voice to the subconscious." What is Therapeutic Journaling? The field of Health Psychology promotes wellness through self-exploration and effective goal setting. Clinicians working from this lens, create an atmosphere that fosters self-efficacy and client directed wellness … [Read more...] about The Therapeutic Value of Keeping a Journal (Digital Vs. Paper)