MANIC DEPRESSION A.K.A BIPOLAR DISORDER.

Manic-depression: Alternating moods of abnormal highs (mania) and lows (depression).  These days it is more commonly known as bipolar disorder, the change from “manic depression” to “bipolar disorder” was made in 1980. It was done to include symptoms such as hypomania and exclude some others while attempting to reduce the stigma associated with the disorder. It …

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DEPRESSION A.K.A MAJOR DEPRESIVE DISORDER. (A TWO-PART SERIES)

Depression Is Different From Sadness or Grief/Bereavement, How?   The death of a loved one, loss of a job or the ending of a relationship are difficult experiences that people endure in life. It is normal for feelings of sadness or grief to develop in response to such situations. Those experiencing loss often might describe …

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MAJOR DEPRESIVE DISORDER (DEPRESSION)- A 2 PART SERIES

It is a common & serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think & act, to the point where your day to day norms are affected. The clinical definition of major depressive disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing …

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SUICIDE (In honor of September, suicide prevention month).

This is a bit of a heavy topic but since September is suicide prevention month, I thought it would be fitting. Suicide is a global phenomenon, according to WHO (World Health Organization) it accounts for 1.3% of all deaths worldwide, making it the 17th leading cause of death as of 2019. More than 700,000 people …

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