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How to Manage Social Anxiety After Experiencing Seasonal Depression

Who does Seasonal Depression affect?   There are 10 million Americans that experience seasonal depression each year. The symptoms of this disorder can include: · Loss of appetite. · Change in sleeping habits. · Lack of interest in activities. · A lack of energy. Seasonal depression can be challenging for those who experience it, and easing…

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OCD: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is OCD?   OCD is a common, chronic, long-term disorder whereby an individual has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts of a deep need to repeat particular behaviors over and over again. OCD impacts all areas of life and can be extremely debilitating. Oftentimes, someone will describe themselves as “a little bit OCD” and that is typically not…

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Does TMS Work for Depression?

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TMS is a term that is becoming increasingly more popular. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a method of non-invasive brain stimulation used to treat depression. If you suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and have tried multiple antidepressant medications with no sign of relief, TMS therapy might be a good fit for you. What…

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Benefits of Combining Therapy and Psychiatry in Mental Health Treatment

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Milk and cookies. These are just a few “dynamic duos” that just go together. It’s time to add therapy and psychiatry into the mix, too. Often mistaken for being the same thing, therapy and psychiatry are two different types of mental health treatments and have very specific purposes.…

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What is Motivational Interviewing?

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What motivates you? Is it love? Is it money? Is it a connection? Family? Success? Or something else? What if you could use the thing that motivates you the most as a way to treat depression or anxiety? With something called motivational interviewing, it’s possible. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication that’s intended to…

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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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Bipolar disorder treatment Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes noticeable shifts in energy, mood, activity, and concentration. In the past, it was known as manic-depressive illness or manic depression because moods can go back and forth between the two. When feeling your best, you may experience mania or hypomania that results in tons…

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How to Boost Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem plays a big role in our daily lives, whether we realize it or not. While a lot of times we care about what other people think of us, self-esteem is about how you feel and think about yourself. There are bound to be times where we’re not feeling our best, but it doesn’t have…

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TMS Therapy vs. Medications

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What is TMS Therapy? Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective non-invasive treatment to treat depression. With TMS therapy, magnetic fields stimulate the brain’s nerve cells via repetitive magnetic pulses. It can be used when medications just aren’t enough or can be used in combination with antidepressants. A TMS treatment program consists of…

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for a Better You

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Every year, people everywhere make New Year’s resolutions. 2020 has been quite the year, so going into 2021, you have the chance to start fresh and make resolutions that are easy to maintain and will lead to a better version of yourself. At Harmony Bay Wellness, our main priority is helping you be your absolute…

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