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The Positive Effects of Exercise on Your Mental Health

By George Livengood – Program Director, Canon House Do you remember moping around the house as a kid and mom saying, “Go outside and play!”? Mom was onto something.  There are numerous studies that indicate exercise is helpful in reducing depression.  There is no one identifiable reason as to why it works. So let’s look…

How CBT Can Help with Mood Disorders

How CBT Can Help with Mood Disorders

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 percent of Americans report symptoms that are in keeping with diagnosis requirements for clinical depression. Depression in individuals with substance abuse is even more prevalent, and cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a proven, effective way to treat depression—with or without chemical dependency issues. Defining…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): An Introduction

Founded on the concept that negative thoughts generate negative feelings about the self and reality, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most popular type of psychotherapy used by therapists who treat patients with substance abuse problems. Addiction counselors specializing in CBT attempt to show patients how to recognize and stop these false beliefs about themselves…