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DEPRESSION: COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS

You Are What You Think:  What Are Cognitive Distortions? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Which came first, the depression symptoms or the pessimistic thoughts? In many cases, depression actually is the result of habitual negative thoughts. When bad things happen, we begin chastising ourselves with thoughts such as: I’m no good, I’m a […]

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Self-Esteem and Addiction Recovery

WHAT IS SELF-ESTEEM? SELF-ESTEEM IS A COMBINATION OF: Self-Worth – A sense of your value as a person. Self Confidence – A sense of confidence in yourself (doing, judging, thinking, etc). WHAT PLAYS INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OR SELF-ESTEEM? Positive patterns and experiences in early, primary family relationships Positive experiences with peers Personal achievements (school, personal…) […]

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Coping with Emotional Eating (Bariatric Surgery)

Coping with Emotional Eating (Bariatric Surgery) Having bariatric surgery does not necessarily mean that you’ll be free from cravings or bouts of emotional eating. Succumbing to food cravings and emotional eating can lead to weight regain and, for gastric bypass patients, possible dumping syndrome. Successfully overcoming cravings and emotional eating takes patience and knowledge of […]

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Dr. Karin Schwartz, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Coping with Emotional Eating (Bariatric Surgery) Having bariatric surgery does not necessarily mean that you’ll be free from cravings or bouts of emotional eating. Succumbing to food cravings and emotional eating can lead to weight regain and, for gastric bypass patients, possible dumping syndrome.  During the process, patients will typically be faced with several changes, […]

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