winter blues

Are you noticing a change in your mood as it gets colder outside? Do you find yourself feeling slowed down and have a difficult time waking up in the morning? Surprisingly, 6-14% of people in the United States experience an increase in depression during the winter months, a phenomenon known as major depression disorder with seasonal pattern.* What can you do right now to counter the winter blues?

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The most comprehensive national survey data suggest that 32% of adolescents (ages 13-18) have an anxiety disorder1. Social anxiety, symptoms of which can be visible as early as age 5, accounts for nearly half of these diagnoses, with 12.1% of adolescents meeting criteria2. Why then, do we hear so little about adolescent anxiety and why can it be so difficult to find resources and treatment options, especially groups?…

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