Symptoms of depression can be caused by unhelpful thoughts, environmental and situational stressors, poor nutrition, lack of sleep and more. For that reason it is essential to help clients understand not only what symptoms they have , but also what is causing each symptoms for them
In this episode we examine ways to help clients answer: What causes feelings? Can your health really impact your mood? What are steps you can take to prevent depression, reduce cravings and enhance happiness?
Your environment can trigger a variety of different feelings based on your prior experiences and personal preferences. Register for CEUs for this presentation by going to allceus.com/podcastceus
Environments that are too noisy, bustling and chaotic can be exhausting for introverts, but environments that are too quite and subdued can make extroverts feel depleted.
~ Environments that trigger memories of happy times can help people feel less alone, more energetic and empowered.
Recovery from depression can be a spiritual journey. It involves getting honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot change, developing compassion for yourself and others and living mindfully, devoting energy to those things that are important to you. It is a journey that requires you to identify where you want to go, instead of aimlessly wandering through life. Register for CEUs for this presentation by going to allceus.com/podcastceus
~ Mental health issues are mediated by brain function
~ Mental disorders are defined by signs, symptoms, and functional impairments as opposed to causes
~ 20% of Americans experience a mental disorder in a given year.
~ A range of treatments including counseling and psychopharmacology exist for most disorders
~ The consumer movement has increased the involvement of individuals with mental disorders and their families in mutual support services, consumer-run services, and advocacy.
~ The Recovery Concept reflects renewed optimism about the outcomes of mental illness