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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

Psychiatrist diagnosing mental illness

How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? 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 are more than 200 classified types of mental illness. Mental illness are conditions including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social phobias, obsessive-compulsive …

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Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Cause Depression?

Tips for Managing Spring Depression

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 last 4-5 months per year and are share symptoms associated with major depression such as feeling down most of the time, losing interest in activities, and feeling …

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How MetroWest Residents Should Manage Depression While Social Distancing During COVID-19

Social Distancing During COVID-19

How MetroWest Residents Should Manage Depression While Social Distancing During COVID-19 COVID-19 has spread around the world and is disrupting business and personal lives. People are worried about finances, jobs, health and safety, and business and school shutdowns.  Social distancing is imperative to limit the spread of the virus. However, isolating yourself in your home …

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Tips for Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19: Advice for MetroWest Residents

Tips for Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Tips for Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19: Advice for MetroWest Residents If someone had asked you at the start of 2020 how you thought your year would go, this is probably not what you had in mind. This is a pandemic that has touched nearly every person on planet earth in some way. You …

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Depression Triggers: Things to Avoid When Suffering from Depression

Depression Triggers

Depression Triggers: Things to Avoid When Suffering from Depression Anyone who has ever suffered with symptoms of depression will have probably been told at some point to work out and address what their triggers are. Triggers are the things that bring on your feelings of depression and they are different for everyone. Recognizing these triggers …

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Why Stress Triggers Depression in Some People and Resilience in Others

Why Stress Triggers Depression in Some People and Resilience in Others

Why Stress Triggers Depression in Some People and Resilience in Others Stress can have different effects on different people. For some people, stress can be incredibly motivating. These people tend to thrive on the pressure of a tight deadline or a difficult problem that needs to be solved. There are other people, however, for whom …

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How to Cope with a Loved One Dealing with Late Life Depression

How to Cope with a Loved One Dealing

How to Cope with a Loved One Dealing with Late Life Depression According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, 15% of people aged over 65 in the U.S. battle depression. The numbers are even higher in nursing homes and hospitals. But late-life depression isn’t only happening in the U.S. A cross-sectional study (n=28,796, mean age …

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