Recognizing any signs of verbal abuse in a relationship requires a person to be completely honest with oneself to reclaim personal power, stop the abuse and heal the emotional trauma. If you have been denying or hiding the abuse, this may be a difficult step to take. But the stakes are high! Illness, emotional trauma, depression or anxiety can result from failing to face these issues. There are many paths to healing, but one is to seek professional counseling—a key step to understand your pain and fears, and rebuild self-esteem, so you can have an emotionally healthy life.
You already know that doctors can find out a lot about you through a blood test, and now there may be another one that could have a major impact on many people worldwide. A new blood test developed by Eva Redei, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, can detect clinical depression. For many, this could be the breakthrough that eliminates years of misdiagnoses and useless medications.
We all face obstacles, challenges and crises in life. Facing a crisis does not mean the we have done something wrong, deserve to undergo the crisis at hand or are forever doomed. Our lives are not determined by whether or not we will face a crisis, or even the crisis itself,; rather, our lives are determined by how we handle each given crisis.
It’s not unusual after Christmas and New Years for people to experience frequent feelings of depression, anxiety, sadness, insomnia, moodiness, isolation and crying. Fortunately, though, these negative emotions that show up in January usually disappear by the end of March. It’s quite natural for people to feel better when spring starts and the days are longer.