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How to Respond Intrusive and Obsessive Thoughts Part 2

This is Part 2 of How to Respond Intrusive and Obsessive Thoughts . One kind of challenge that comes up for depressed people are those persistent self-critical thoughts that so many depressed people think. When these arise, you can use affirmations to replace the...

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How to Respond Intrusive and Obsessive Thoughts Part 1

Today’s comment is How to Stop Intrusive and Obsessive Thoughts. I got the idea to do this video after a number of people on my live you tube chats repeat asked, “Dr. Bloch, how can I stop these intrusive thoughts? This a big problem for those of us who suffer from...

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CBD Oil for Anxiety: Miracle Cure or Hype? Part 2

Does CBD oil help to decrease anxiety? Although I have not been able to locate any “research” about using CBD oil for anxiety, I have plenty of anecdotal evidence that it is immensely helpful for some people. To begin, a support group member named Cathy...

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CBD Oil for Anxiety: Miracle Cure or Hype? Part 1

Recently, I became intrigued when some of my group members began telling me that they were using something called “CBD oil” to help bring down their anxiety. So, before I give you my take in this, I am going to is to give you a quick overview of the...

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Is Facebook Making You Depressed?

I recently read this to this article in The Guardian titled, “Facebook admits it poses mental health risk.” Apparently, studies have found that spending time on Facebook “passively consuming information” can leave people “feeling worse.”

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How to Rewire Your Anxious Brain

This blog is called How to Rewire Your Anxious Brain, and it’s purpose of this video is to give you an overview of how to heal anxiety disorders. You can do this by looking at the two major brain circuits that are involved with anxiety.

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What is Prozac Poop-Out and How Can I Deal With It?

The title of today’s video is What is Prozac Poop-Out and What Can You Do About It? Now, before you accuse me of making up a silly term, I want to let you know that this is a clinically known and accepted term that is used by the psychiatric profession. (Read more).

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The Top Five Things to Do If You Are Depressed

Often time clients ask me to list the most important things they should do if they become depressed. Here are my top five recommendations.

The first is what I call set the intention to heal. This means making the decision that you want to get well, even if you don’t know how. (read more)

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Forgive Yourself For Your Mistakes

In this blog, I want to talk about an important principle of depression recovery–forgive yourself for your mistakes. We who suffer from depression can be overly hard on ourselves. With our self-esteem in the pits, we can be overly self-critical and self-judgmental. And when we make a mistake or misstep, our inner critic can go wild. (Read more).

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Does Exercise Really Heal Depression?

The title of today’s blog is, “Does Exercise Really Heal Depression. In my experience the answer is a definite “yes.” Over the past fifteen years of facilitating depression support groups, I have had dozens and dozens clients tell me over and over that physical...

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