Women’s Issues

Can You Really be Addicted to Love?

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Can You Really be Addicted to Love?

Can You Really Be Addicted to Love?   Experts claim that desperate reactions to a break-up—like the urge to throw the nearest bunny into a saucepan—could be a clue that you’re suffering from yet another addiction. I had never heard the phrase “Addicted to Love” uttered outside a Robert Palmer video or bad poetry until a few years ago, when a particularly poisonous breakup drove me temporarily insane. After endless hours of listening to me cry and obsess over what went wrong during my seven-month relationship, a few friends gently suggested that I seek professional help. While...

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EMDR: Trauma & the Brain

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WHAT IS TRAUMA? There are large “T” traumas such as rape, war, assault, sexual, physical & emotional abuse, accidents (or witnessing one), natural disasters, divorce, chronic/acute illness, etc and there are small “t” traumas such as betrayal, mild forms of bullying or negative feedback, lack of proper emotional support as a child, etc. Events happen to you that you are unable to process and you are left feeling overwhelmed, with symptoms that just won’t go away, that’s also considered a trauma response. Memories are stored in the brain and symptoms can also be experienced...

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Women and Depression – Causes and Treatments

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Women and Depression – Causes and Treatments

Women and Depression It seems like there is an epidemic of depression in women in this country.  Depression can seem like a dark hole that can hold you down and suck you under, draining the life out of you.  It can leave you powerless, unable to function even in a normal fashion.  It deprives you of your self-esteem, making you tell yourself “if I would just try a little harder, I could be a better wife, a better mother.”  Depression wants to win the battle for your life, and many times it is a daily struggle. What are some of the causes of Depression? 1.  A chemical imbalance with...

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