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Safety Guidelines for Injecting Hormones

Hormones are to be injected only into the thigh or buttock muscle. When injecting, be careful of nerves, veins, and bones. The buttock is the most common place people inject. You can switch buttock cheeks to avoid bruises and sores. After you inject into these muscles, you might be sore for a day or two.


Strained Relationship? Focus on the Future, Not the Past

Many of us have had close relationships that have become strained or estranged, whether it is due to a specific hurtful incident or a final last straw from wounds accumulated over time. We may cut ties or pull back. In these relationships, we stop talking, or talk "cordially" but never again are fully engaged or trusting.


This is the therapy I wish I knew about when I had cancer

Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz, co-author of “Coping with Cancer,” reflects on her breast cancer journey, how she discovered dialectical behavior therapy and ways cancer patients can benefit from it.

I laughed as I told a friend about my cancer diagnosis, “No worries, I am not freaking out." I naively tried to deny any stress at the time. It was 2002 and I was desperately trying not to overreact to the “big C” that had cut my mother and grandmother’s lives short. They died long before anyone knew about the BRCA gene. Now I knew that I carried this gene that makes breast cancer up to 70 percent more likely and increases vulnerability to recurrence and other types of cancer.


5 Rules for Making Quicker, Better Decisions

Decision fatigue is when your decision-making quality gets worse after having made lots of decisions. In everyday life, it results from having to make dozens of small and large decisions throughout the day. For many of us, our jobs involve constant decision-making, as does parenting.


Top 10 Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Wondering if you might be depressed? Learning the common signs of depression can help you figure out what to do next.

Depression is a mental health condition that’s often misunderstood.


Is It Your Fault That You're Depressed?

If you struggle with depression, you may have encountered a friend or family member who insists that you'll feel better if you just got out of your room more often and tried to change your life. These notions are not only untrue for many people with depression, but they can be harmful.


5 More Helpful Things to Say Than "Calm Down"

In all my years as a psychologist specializing in anxiety, and as a relentless observer of human interaction, I can't think of a single time where the words "Calm down!"—especially shouted in a voice that is itself tense-- had the desired effect. Whether it is during an argument with your partner, as a bystander to your child's tantrum, or in a stressed-out moment with a critical colleague, "Calm down!" often has exactly the opposite effect..


What to know about high functioning anxiety

Some people with anxiety may define themselves as high functioning and may do well at work, for example, or excel at sports or other aspects of their lives. Despite this, people living with this type of anxiety can face many challenges.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern)

Seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression, is triggered by the changing seasons. It’s more common during fall and winter but can also occur in the summer.

It’s not uncommon for people to experience changes in mood — times when you feel sad and maybe not quite like yourself.


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