Depression


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Combating Time Change and Less Daylight in the Fall & Winter


It happens every year. Twice a year in fact. Once going forward, and once going backward. Just an hour, one hour out of 168 in the week. And yet that hour can have a tremendous impact. It’s more than the hour, of course, more than the sudden shift in time, but also a gradual shift…

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Tuning Out from Bad News


Do you find yourself down, distressed or depressed after watching or reading the news? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, as we’ve become inundated with information, we’re presented with news and current events that are difficult to process. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods… and those are just the natural disasters! Add to that a…

Ottawa Seasonal Affective Disorder, S.A.D

Banishing the Winter Blues – Dealing With S.A.D


Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a term that describes our susceptibility to cyclical depressive periods during the fall and winter seasons. A product of genetic chance combined with the right environmental circumstance, S.A.D is a disorder prevalent in Ottawa, effecting thousands of people throughout the city. Getting through the winter is tough when you suffer from…

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Why Men Ought To Think More About Depression


In Canada, four women engage therapy concerning depression for every one man, and yet the CMHA reports that four men commit suicide for every one woman. Our culture brings many men to believe that vulnerable is a liability, and thus never admit to others, or sometimes even themselves, that they are depressed. Understand the social situation that men…

Befriending Winter and Beating the “Winter Blues”


There’s a reason your Facebook homepage might be showing more pictures of sunny beaches with luxurious white sands like the one above – it is that time of year where many Ottawa residents are dreaming of summer. Yet, not everyone is able to take a week off to the sunny south, and for many, the…

Expressing the Depression–Depression Therapy


Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Depression hurts!  It hurts you and it hurts your loved ones around you. Counselling for depression can help. We all have our ups and downs, as this is normal in life. However when a low mood becomes more pervasive, and if these feelings of…