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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.

Seasonal Depression, SAD, and The Holiday Blues, Tips To Help

Seasonal Depression and Holiday Blues: Tips For Coping Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder, or the “holiday blues” every year, and there are lots of valid reasons why. Shorter daylight hours, cold weather, and holiday stress can all contribute to seasonal depression symptoms. Anyone can experience symptoms of depression during the …

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Can Anxiety, Depression and Stress Cause Insomnia?

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Can Anxiety, Depression and Stress Cause Insomnia? Most research suggests a bi-directional relationship between sleep problems and mental health. In other words, underlying mental health disorders can make sleeping more difficult. Poor sleep, on the other hand, can trigger or worsen mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression

Set Goals When Living with Depression

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression Goal setting is one of the most important elements of success in our professional and personal lives. Empirical research supports the idea that having clear goals can positively impact day-to-day well being, but setting realistic and achievable goals can be challenging under the best of circumstances. If …

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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 experts like psychiatrists, psychologists, or trained clinical social workers. Feeling mental health struggles is hard, but remember, you’re not alone. Many people around the world face these challenges. We’re here to help you at every step, from your first visit to treatment. What is Mental …

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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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