Depression Management Techniques

Understanding how your brain makes you depressed and what you can do to change it.

Worry and Anxiety in Depression

Anxiety tries to be your friend in depression, but then it takes over. Learn to interrupt it! Read More

Note the physical markers of anxiety as well

I have found it helpful to be aware of the physical manifestations of anxiety as well: shallow breathing, holding the breath, muscle tension in neck, back or shoulders, and so forth. I learned as a student of the Alexander Technique to pause before reacting to stimuli (whether from the outside or from my own thoughts), let go of my habitual physical responses, and redirect my energy more positively. I started this to deal with physical pain, but I discovered in the process that it enabled me to calm down my reaction to real and imagined worries, and thus to think more clearly about whether there was a problem, and if so, what to do about it.

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health concerns in our society. They are often experienced as a complex set of emotional and functional challenges. Anxiety and depression are not the same, but they often occur together. It is not uncommon for people with depression to experience anxiety and people with anxiety to become depressed. There is also overlap in some of the treatments, so it is beneficial to learn about both conditions. Read to know more about the anxiety and depression at:


Contrary to the popular view that depression is due to life experiences and/or personality factors, there is strong evidence that genetics are a significant factor in a person’s predisposition towards developing depression

Online psychologists

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Soon after my best friend started to get treated by these doctors she recovered and now she is very happy again. This makes me very happy, so I must to thank these doctors at for helping my best friend.

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Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a popular public speaker. Her latest book is The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques.


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