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Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness

As we continue our special series on what to expect as we come out of this COVID shelter in place or quarantine, I want to highlight another one of the psychological conditions I introduced you to in my first blog. Depression. As with anxiety, depression is something most of us experience at one point or… Continue reading Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness

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Recognizing Anxiety in Others: Situational Awareness

In my last blog I gave pointers on how to deal with several psychological dispositions that could occur after prolonged shelter in place or quarantine and do occur at varying levels in every person's lifetime. In this one I want to do something a bit different. I want to get back to our situational awareness… Continue reading Recognizing Anxiety in Others: Situational Awareness

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Coming Out of Quarantine

Well, it's starting to happen: state governors are starting to implement plans to return society to normal, at least they hope. It is a well studied fact that when people interrupt their normal lives to "social distance" or "shelter in place" that there can be psychological effects. . . from fear and anxiety, depression and… Continue reading Coming Out of Quarantine

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Eliminating Depression Through Kung Fu Training

Depression is an extremely complex disease.  While no one knows exactly what causes it, a variety of situations have been tied to those suffering from it.  Here are a few examples: Past (or current) physical, emotional or mental abuse; Some medications (i.e., drugs), such as isotretinoin (used to treat acne), the antiviral drug interferon-alpha, and corticosteroids; Personal… Continue reading Eliminating Depression Through Kung Fu Training

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The Kung Fu Solution for Anxiety

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.”  For the purpose of this article, we can generalize that into the following understanding: Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. According to the Anxiety and… Continue reading The Kung Fu Solution for Anxiety