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Is Memory Loss a Symptom of Depression?

When addressing the many symptoms of depression there are a few classic symptoms that will always be mentioned whenever the topic rises, notably sadness, anxiety, fatigue, loss of interest, appetite changes, and some physical symptoms such as headaches; but is memory loss a symptom of depression? Counseling of Southwest Florida, a provider of expert drug and mental health counseling in Naples, FL, has decided to tackle the question. This analysis was made in hopes that somebody who may be suffering from a link between loss of memory and depression may recognize whether or not they need assistance in dealing with the condition. 

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Wellbutrin: The Poor Man’s Cocaine

At first glance, one would believe that Wellbutrin and cocaine have nothing in common. Wellbutrin is a smoking cessation aid that has also been seen to help prevent depression and seasonal depression, while cocaine is an illegal narcotic that famously causes overdoses and addiction. In reality, Wellbutrin snorting as a form of “poor man’s cocaine” has become more and more popular, but why? Counseling of Southwest Florida, providers of expert counseling in Naples, FL, have decided to investigate exactly why people are turning to the poor man’s coke and what they can expect in terms of side effects.Read More

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Recovering From Childhood Trauma as an Adult

Recovering from childhood trauma is a must for any adult looking to live their life in the most mentally healthy and happy way. If ignored, these traumas could cause other issues such as substance abuse and increase the potential for mental health issues. There are many different types of childhood traumas, and understanding the signs of them and how to then recover from this once identified is a critical first step in the path to a fulfilled adulthood. Counseling of Southwest Florida, providers of professional counseling in Naples’ greater area, present ways to identify and treat childhood trauma in adults in this quick guide.

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How to Overcome Mom Guilt?

Maternal guilt is one of the most challenging things for a mother to overcome. It doesn’t matter whether you are a new parent or have been one for many years, you can still be affected. If you are struggling with mom guilt or are simply trying to get a mom guilt definition that explains the emotions of this condition, this guide is for you. 

Counseling of Southwest Florida, a center dedicated to providing help for emotional or substance abuse disorders, has spent years helping people of all backgrounds overcome their traumas and issues. Mom guilt is one such condition, and we are happy to make coping with and understanding it easier for all.

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Veterans With PTSD and Fireworks

Do fireworks trigger PTSD in veterans? Not only is the answer, yes, but it is also actually quite common among combatants who are suffering from this affliction. With the lack of information surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder, it is no wonder why it remains an issue to this day. Counseling of Southwest Florida has years of experience treating war vets with PTSD and made this overview of the connection between PTSD veterans and fireworks and how to help in hopes that some of those suffering can receive the help they need.

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When Should You Take Mental Health Sick Days?

Every person has been through periods where they have felt at the end of their rope while at work as if they are at their breaking point mentally but do not know what they could do to alleviate the stress that may be a result of that very same job. Whenever you have a string of bad mental health days, everyone needs to know that they always have the option of taking a personal day to themselves. Sometimes all we need is a break. A mental health sick day is not discussed as often enough in the workplace as it should be. The Counseling of Southwest Florida’s team of expert mental health professionals has made this quick guide to mental health days in hopes that they may help make a few more people happier with the information. 

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What Are the Physical Symptoms of Grief?

Grief can affect the emotional wellness of people like few other emotions can. It is a powerful force that can make your life feel as though it is collapsing in on itself while your body is seemingly unaffected. Unfortunately for those suffering from grief, there are effects caused by grief in the body, and like so many other symptoms of grief, they are not for the better. Everything from grief and tiredness to inflammation has shown a connection. It may be hard to notice the physical symptoms of grief in yourself or a loved one. To combat this, our team of experts has made this overview of what you can look out for.
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How Social Media Seriously Harms Your Mental Health

The pros and cons of social media on mental health should not be overlooked by any current, or future use of platforms. Only after weighing the factors involved should continued use be determined, because in many cases, social media seriously harms your mental health. Countless cases show the correlation between social media use and mental health in young adults, fully formed individuals, and even children.
But how social media affects mental health is not being spoken about enough, and this leads to ignorance by users across all platforms. Our masters in mental health counseling have created this breakdown in hopes that the Counseling of Southwest Florida team can help you figure out if social media is good or bad for your mental health.
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Bipolar 1 vs. Bipolar 2: A Complete Breakdown

To many people, bipolar disorder is one mental health disorder. They know little about it other than what they see in pop culture and may only know that it has to do with a person’s mood. What these people do not know is that this is only part of the story. Bipolar disorder is actually divided into bipolar 1 and bipolar 2, and the differences matter.


If you have bipolar disorder yourself or are close to someone who does, then you probably already know the discrepancies. If not, do not worry; our Naples mental health counseling center is breaking down bipolar 1 vs. bipolar 2 for you.

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