Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can effectively treat people with depression.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive. While the person suffering may realize their anxiety is too much, they may also have difficulty controlling it and it may negatively affect their day-to-day living.
Stress and PTSD
There are at least three different types of stress, all of which carry physical and mental health risks: Routine stress related to the pressures of work, family and other daily responsibilities. Stress brought about by a sudden negative change, such as losing a job, divorce, or illness. Traumatic stress, experienced in an event like a major accident, war, assault, or a natural disaster where one may be seriously hurt or in danger of being killed.
Behavioral interventions for pain demonstrate promise for providing pain relief either in conjunction with or in lieu of drug interventions. For example, NIH-supported research has demonstrated that individualized pain management programs may reduce cancer pain for some patients.
Teaching emotional communication skills to parents that target relationship building often improves the parent-child relationship and increases child compliance to parental requests. Parents who learn positive interaction skills can help to develop their child’s self-esteem.
Marriage and Divorce Issues
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