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Dr. Inna Mertsalova

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How to deal with depression after divorce?

Divorce is a common stressor linked to an increased risk for poor long-term physical and mental health, and yet few studies have evaluated interventions that could lessen these negative health effects. In my stress management workshops, I very often work with people that are experiencing situational¬†depression all the time. The biggest difference between situational depression and clinical depression is that situational depression is caused by a loss like death or divorce. Most people going through divorce experience some degree of…

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In Stress and Coping

Some words about psychotherapy and counselling (Part 2): Existential Psychotherapy.

Counsellors and psychotherapists, especially existential specialists, have discovered that they cannot cure anyone of life. Life, as someone once put it, is a terminal disease which can only be remedied by death. There are certain life events, such as immigration, bereavement of a loved one, loss of a job and many other sorts of losses that can throw even the most balanced person out of kilter. We cannot avoid the realities of human living; neither can we always bear them…

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