Depression Counseling Orangeburg SC

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Alva Rakesh Md
(803) 531-5864
1133 Cook Rd
Orangeburg, SC
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Complete Health Sleep Laboratory
(803) 268-9945
1260 Ridgewood Drive
Orangeburg, SC
 
Holmstrom Valerie L Phd Abpp/Psycholgst
(803) 536-3100
2851 Pelham CT
Orangeburg, SC
 
Mental Health Association in Orangeburg County
(803) 531-8171
740 Boulevard Street
Orangeburg, SC
 
Mrs. Susan Connolly-Nelson
(803) 256-9700
1898 Calhoun Street #8 Rainbow Row
Columbia, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in South Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Eating Disorders, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Juneja Anil MD
(803) 534-5427
2851 Pelham CT
Orangeburg, SC
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Orangeburg Lung Associates
(803) 531-5864
1133 Cook Road Northeast
Orangeburg, SC
 
Mental Health Center - Orangeburg County
(803) 536-1571
2319 St Mathews Road
Orangeburg, SC
 
Ms. Sandy Davidson
New Directions Behavioral Health
(843) 737-6350
119 North Goose Creek Blvd. Suite B
Goose Creek, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Ramelle Coker
Helping Hands Counseling Center, LLC
(803) 773-2088
5 Medical Ct.
Sumter, SC
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LISW-CP/AP
Licensed in South Carolina
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Anger Management
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Rain, Rain, Go Away – 5 Ways to Battle the Blues

May 6, 2011
Kristen Harding M.D.
Rain, Rain, Go Away – 5 Ways to Battle the Blues

I am feeling downright soggy these days. Like many parts of the nation, we have had more than our fair share of rain this past month. Along with the rain come dark, gloomy days that really start to dampen you soul after a while. My daughter told me the other morning that it wasn’t time to get up because it was still dark outside (she also uses the opposite theory at bedtime.) No, it wasn’t still night, it was just raining again.

Our moods can be impacted greatly by the weather. I chose the location of my residency training not only by where there was a strong program, but also by where I might experience 300+ days of sunshine a year. I figured that if I was working long hours it would be critical for me to be in a place that would also charge my solar batteries. I found that sun and weather were powerful motivators.

Do you find you just want to crawl back in bed on gloomy days? It may be due to the sleep-related hormone, melatonin. The body produces more melatonin when our eyes detect darkness. But when our eyes detect light, our body makes more serotonin. Many of us have heard about the importance of good serotonin levels to keep us feeling happy.

A 2002 study done in Germany looked at the impact of ultraviolet light on mood. The group that was exposed to UVA twice a week for three weeks reported feeling more balanced, less nervous, and more strengthened than the other group. They also showed an increase in their serum serotonin level and a decrease in their serum melatonin level compared to baseline. The control group showed no change.
So how do we battle these dreary days?

1. Find a creative outlet. Make a craft with your child, re-arrange a room, write a real handwritten letter (not email or text!), or visit with friends (set a ground rule that no one can complain about the weather.)

2. Listen to music. Pick something upbeat. Dance!

3. Exercise. Rainy days can be good days for using your Wii or find an exercise show on TV and imagine you are on that gorgeous beach exercising with the host.

4. Go outside, even when the weather isn’t great. Remember when you were a kid and you would put on boots and a raincoat and go puddle-jumping? We still need fresh air, even on rainy days.

5. Eat healthy food. Turkey, fish, chicken, nuts, eggs, and beans all contain good amounts of tryptophan which is a precursor to serotonin. Try to avoid the comfort foods that you crave on days like th...

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