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The Role of Positive Psychology in Reducing Depressive Symptoms

          Depressive symptoms must first be explored, in order to determine and to understand the causal factors, such as genetics, traumatic experiences, loss, grief, and physical and emotional abuse.  The emotions, past experiences, and present triggers related to depression are the foundations of understanding, accepting, and managing your depression. If you are …

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Positive Psychology and Depression

What is Positive Psychology?      The psychologists, Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, are credited as the creators of the positive psychology movement.  They defined positive perspective psychology as the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels, which can include biological processes, cognitive processes, relationships, and connections to one’s cultural identity, to …

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What are SSRI and SNRI medications?

SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the first line treatment for depression for their low toxicity, ease of dosing, and low incidence of adverse effects compared to other classes of psychiatric medications (“Your Medication”, 2017). SSRIs are indicated for treatment of depression across the lifespan. Additionally, SSRIs tend to have a lower risk of …

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