How to cope with a depressive episode

Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cover what a depressive episode is and 12 tips for coping with one. Originally posted 2018-08-03…

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New book gives voice to the ‘strong women of Southie’

At a time when women are speaking up about painful, personal experiences, the book “Women of Southie” is particularly timely.Subtitled “Finding Resilience During Whitey Bulger’s Infamous Reign,” the book is the story of six South Boston women whose lives were shaped by varying combinations of abuse as children and adults, drug addiction, and the loss…

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Music: Marshall Crenshaw joins the Smithereens for Scituate show

The Smithereens had a handful of hits in the late 1980s, as their gritty power pop found an audience that appreciated their classic garage rock sound with its punky intensity. Their star had faded with the arrival of grunge, in the 1990s, but they were enjoying a nice resurgence with the original lineup in the…

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Why does depression make you feel tired?

Depression can lead to a lack of physical and emotional energy, in addition to causing sleep disturbances that leave a person feeling chronically fatigued. In this article, learn about the link between fatigue and depression, as well as the possible complications and how to cope. Originally posted 2018-08-03 22:58:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Street Therapy w/ Dr. Keith Ablow

This young woman continues to choose the wrong man. She’s been lied to, cheated on and even physically abused. Dr. Ablow believes that the choices she makes today are affected by the male role models who walked out on her during childhood. Originally posted 2018-08-03 22:15:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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What’s the difference between Valium and Xanax?

Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both can result in dependency and withdrawal. Learn more about the differences between Valium and Xanax here.

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Street Therapy w/ Dr. Keith Ablow

Tia’s husband developed a brain disease that caused him to deplete their life savings and have no recollection of it, he became enraged and extremely distant from his family. Now that he has been diagnosed and is living in a nursing home Tia is left to care for their children and her husband but is…

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LOVE’S AFTERLIFE

PEOPLE are stories. Our lives proceed through childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, much like chapters of a book. One experience builds on another. That’s why figuring out what we want, why we want it and how to get it can seem so complicated. It isn’t just about understanding one’s circumstances now — it’s……

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NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’

Already a bestseller, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” is a testament to author Michelle McNamara’s obsession with the madman Golden State Killer we now know is ex-police officer James DeAngelo Jr. She was up front about the time, energy and expense that her true crime fascination demanded of her and her family. Originally posted…

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Homecoming: Boston crowd gives Norwell’s Susan Tedeschi and band a hearty welcome

There is apparently no limit to the enthusiasm Boston area fans have for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and thankfully, apparently no limit to the number of songs that can be transformed by that stellar 12-person musical troupe.Friday night was the middle night of the band’s three-night stay at The Orpheum Theater in Boston, with nary…

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What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?

Certain situations will trigger an adrenaline rush, which is the release of adrenaline from the adrenal gland. This defense mechanism causes an increased heart rate, sweating, and pupil dilation. People can control an adrenaline rush with slow breathing and calming techniques. Learn more about an adrenaline rush here. Originally posted 2018-08-03 22:56:09. Republished by Blog…

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?

Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which is a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Doctors strongly recommend that people avoid alcohol while taking Lexapro. Alcohol can counteract the benefits of taking antidepressants and worsen their side effects. Learn more here. Originally posted 2018-08-03 22:56:11. Republished by Blog Post…

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