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Depression is a common, but serious mood disorder that involves the brain. Depression is also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, and is one of most prevalent forms of mental illness. Depression causes severe symptoms that persist at least two weeks, and is more than just a feeling or being “down in the dumps” or “blue” for a few days.

There are some forms of depression that are slightly different or develop under certain circumstances. Just four of these forms of depression are Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD), Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Depression, and Postpartum Depression. Depression in older adults also has unique characteristics and treatment.

I Am Still Depressed and Anxious After The Pandemic

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I Am Still Depressed and Anxious After The Pandemic Large disease outbreaks have been associated with mental health problems, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major and long-lasting effect on our lives. The CDC reported that between August 2020 – February 2021, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of anxiety or depression increased. …

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? Mental illness is diagnosed by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker. First, what is a mental illness? Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior that causes the person distress and difficulty functioning. There …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Is A Type Of Depression Related To Seasonal Patterns Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern. Symptoms can persist for many months annually and share symptoms associated with major depression such as feeling down most of the time, losing interest in activities, and feeling hopeless …

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