Month: October 2015

Is a lack of sexual desire affecting your relationship?

Missing your desire? Call Lincoln Research!

If decreased sexual desire is affecting your connection, it’s time to take the next step to reconnect!

Decreased sexual desire is a real medical condition, known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). The Reconnect Study is a clinical research study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a take “as needed” investigational medication for women with decreased sexual desire.

Why Participate?

  • You will receive all study-related medical care at no cost.
  • You will be seen by a study doctor who understands decreased sexual desire.
  • You may be reimbursed for time and travel.

You may qualify if you:

  • Have experienced a decrease in your sexual desire over time;
  • Feel distressed about your decreased sexual desire;
  • Have been in a committed relationship for at least six months;
  • Have not yet gone through menopause.

Contact Lincoln Research to see if you qualify:
(401) 305-5200
info@lincolnresearch.org

How Hard Should I Push Myself With Depression?

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When trying to manage their depression, sufferers are often torn between two main options: is it better to challenge yourself, and try your best to do all the things that are harder to do with depression? Or is it better to scale back and invest your energy into taking care of yourself?

No one answer is right all of the time. Self-care with depression is a matter of keeping these things in balance. Here are some tips to help you maintain that balance:

1) Go against your instincts. Many people who suffer depression learn that trusting one’s instincts all the time can lead to low motivation and poor self-care. During a depression episode, you may need to sleep less to gain more energy; may need to do stressful things to feel less stressed; may need to leave a safe space in order to feel more space. However, this can cut both ways. Sometimes, when you’re highly motivated, you may find that less is more. Learning to take breaks, to indulge, and to slow down may help you develop more effective habits.

2) Know your stressors. While it isn’t healthy to avoid stress entirely, it is healthy to know what causes you stress and to consider how much stress is good for you. Make a list of your “pressure points” and see what’s really causing you stress. If you smartly change your habits, you can reduce stress in your life without falling into a pattern of avoidance.

3) Be kind to yourself. When you’re challenging yourself with a project or goal, consider your reasonings. Is this a way of getting your life to where you want it to be, or is it just a way of punishing yourself? Is this an obligation that’s truly important both to you and the people around you, or are you taking on pain to save someone else an inconvenience? To heal from a chronic illness, you need to love yourself, which sometimes means putting yourself before everyone else. That’s okay sometimes.

Do you or a loved one suffer from depression? See if you qualify for Lincoln Research’s clinical research study on Depression today!

Source: Therese Borchard, Everyday Health

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