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  • Major Depressive Disorder and You

    Sadness is something everyone experiences during their lifetime and can easily be classified as part of the human condition. Feeling "down" or "blue" is natural when someone experiences a loss or a disappointment. Depression, on the other hand, is prolonged sadness accompanied by other physiological and social consequences that can severely interfere... Read more
  • Understanding Depression: Causes and Symptoms

    Depression is a serious condition that can interrupt your relationships, work life and even your everyday activities. It can be triggered by a number of factors based on any experiences you have dealt with recently or stressful life events you may have encountered. Understanding the most common symptoms of the condition can help you to seek the help you... Read more
  • Recognizing and Responding to Depression in Others

    Everyone experiences moments when they don't feel “happy,” but for people suffering from... Read more
  • Depression Overview

    The feeling of hopelessness or worthlessness that lasts for several days and prevents the normal functioning of an individual may be due to a medical illness known as depression. Read more
  • Attention Deficit Disorder

    Attention Deficit Disorder affects an estimated 1 in 10 children in the United States. Since some, but not all, children outgrow these symptoms, fewer adults suffer from ADD than children. Read more
  • Bipolar Disorder

    Overview and Facts Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive disorder, is a mental illness that can be quite debilitating. It can damage or destroy personal relationships or careers and may even cause suicidal tendencies. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, bipolar disorder affects more than 10 million Americans. Bipolar disorder does not... Read more
  • Exercise, Healthy Diet and the Effect On Depression

    Depression and exercising share a complicated link still not fully understood by modern science.... Read more
  • Natural Steps to Take To Decrease Anxiety

    You have emails to acknowledge, work to do, phone calls to make. No wonder you are in a constant... Read more
  • Types of Treatments for Depression

    The Course of Depression Treatment Genetics, environment and traumatic episodes can all lead to depression and each cause may require a different course of treatment. The different degrees of depression -mild, moderate and severe- come with their own set of symptoms. Some symptoms, like suicidal thoughts require more immediate treatment than others.... Read more
  • Depression Symptoms and Tests

    Depression is a common issue that sometimes seems to be turning into an epidemic. Anyone who has... Read more
  • Types of Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorders affect 2.6 percent of adult Americans in any given year. Symptoms of bipolar appear as noticeable changes in mood and behaviors. Mood Disorders Many people experience mood swings from time to time. When changes in mood start to affect a person’s relationships and ability to maintain a job this may very well indicate a bipolar... Read more
  • Physical, Mental and Emotional Depression Symptoms

    Depression is often difficult to notice because many times it comes as a natural follow-up to normal feelings of sadness. Understanding when normal grief or low self-esteem ends and clinical depression begins can be confusing at best. However, most healthcare providers note that depression begins when a person feels as if he cannot bring himself out of... Read more
  • Depression Prevention and Treatment

    Studies show that individuals with healthy lifestyles may be less prone to developing depression.This is because exercise leads to overall feelings of well-being, as does the avoidance of fatty, starchy sugary foods. Read more
  • Major Warning Signs of Depression

    Feeling Empty, Anxious or Sad It's normal to experience occasional bouts of low mood, but when it doesn't pass, it may be a strong indicator that something isn't right. Common signs of this symptom include staring off frequently, losing interest in formerly enjoyable activities and neglecting responsibilities. A depressed person may also feel little... Read more
  • ADHD

    Overview and Facts Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent disorders in children and can carry over into their adulthood. It is a chronic disorder characterized by attention problems and hyperactivity. While it is most common in children it can also occur in adults. ADHD signs in adults are usually slightly... Read more
  • The Approach to Evaluating Clinical Depression

    When evaluating Clinical Depression, also called Dysthymic Disorder; Unipolar Depression, or Unipolar Disorder; Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), or recurrent depressive disorder, it is first helpful to rule out the possibility of other conditions possibly contributing to the apparent symptoms. Comorbid Depression Doctors take the approach that... Read more

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