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Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder Schizotypal Personality Disorder ( STPD ), like Schizoid Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia , leaves people unsure of what to do in society. They never learned how to respond to the things people do and say, at least not appropriately. As they enter adulthood, this and other symptoms of the disorder leave them feeling out of place, like social misfits. More Symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disorder Mental health experts explain that symptoms of Schizotypal Disorder are not the same as those noted in the similar conditions. A person is not as flat or cold as the person with Schizoid symptoms. She might have psychotic phases, but they are short-lived, whereas Schizophrenics live in delusional worlds much of the time if they go without treatment. Perhaps the most striking feature of the disease is that a person will stand out visually, wearing odd, maybe mismatched or out-of-date clothing. She does not know how to present herself socially so

Most Common Treatments for Depression

Most Common Treatments for Depression If you’ve been following the article on Depression , you now know what causes depression and what its symptoms are. And whether you’re familiar with clinical depression or not, you may be curious about how depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) can be treated. Because every case of depression is different, there are many different treatments, and each person responds to them differently. Entire books have been written about how to treat depression, but I will give a quick overview of the three most common treatments for depression here. 1. The first treatment, you may be surprised to learn, may have nothing to do with drugs or therapy. Many people, especially those with mild cases of major depressive disorder, or those with situational depression, are able to treat their symptoms with a combination of lifestyle changes . These changes often include exercise, change in diet, and getting enough sleep. While this may not

Depression In Men and Depression In Women

Depression In Men and Depression In Women Depression In Men Depression is a mental condition that afflicts both men and women. It is normal for men to feel unhappy or disappointed about things that are occurring in their daily lives. Occasionally, depression in men is a temporary affliction that occurs because of a traumatic event in their lives, such as the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or the loss of a job. However, if such depression lasts longer than several weeks, it should be treated immediately. Left untreated, it could cause serious turmoil for men suffering from this incapacitating medical illness. Depression in men can cause havoc on personal relationships, careers, and hobbies. Unlike women, men rarely seek treatment for their depression. Although, depression is a serious mental condition, it can be successfully treated. Men have a tendency to suffer in silence, because they think that admitting any type of vulnerability makes them appear weak

Teenage Depression

Teenage Depression Teenage depression , as the name suggests, affects teens (aged 12-17) in a very high number. During this phase, teens go through a feeling of sadness, loss of interest and discouragement. It affects every aspect of a teenager life. Their performance at school and other activities get affected. They might also start self-loathing or drug abuse, commit violence or suicide. These are just a few important symptoms of teenage depression. The list is actually big. Hence, if you find a teenager to remain sad and low for a prolonged period of time, you must seek help from a medical expert. Teenage depression also known as adolescent depression is a state where a teenager feels sad, remains depressed and loses interest in daily activities of life. (Read also: Depression ) Teenage Depression Statistics It is very important to understand the worldwide common teenage depression facts in order to know the severity of the illness. About 20% of teens experience this i

Postpartum Depression: Baby Blues: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Postpartum Depression: Baby Blues After the delivery of a baby, amidst all that happiness and excitement, telling people that you are feeling depressed is quite a challenge. Not only would they be shocked, they might even wonder what is wrong with you. But the truth is that one in every four new mothers gets affected by  Postpartum Depression  (also known as  PPD  or  Baby Blues ). Moreover, it is not just the mother that suffers from depression; at times, men are also said to fall victim to this medical condition (though that is very rare). It is least expected for  depression  to set in right after having a baby and that is exactly when postpartum depression is triggered. At one end, the new mothers are elated with joy over the arrival of their baby, whereas at the other end, they are depressed with feelings of irritation and a severe dislike not just for themselves, but the baby as well. Postpartum depression sets in within the first week of childbirth and lasts for a few

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Symptoms, Causes, Self-care, Treatment

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of recurrent depression. It is sort of mood disorder which usually occurs during the fall of winter and increases as the winter months progress. People suffering from this kind of depression have otherwise perfect mental health. Severity of it varies from person to person. People with severe seasonal affective disorder might be affected by bipolar disorder . Individuals who experience similar symptoms in summer are supposed to be affected by reverse seasonal affective disorder. SAD is also known as ‘winter blues’, ‘seasonal depression’ ‘winter depression’ or ‘hibernation reaction’. With SAD, an individual experiences signs of depression like fatigue, disinterest in daily activities and lethargy as the winter months approach and the daylight period begins to decrease. Whom does SAD affect Women are more vulnerable to SAD than men are Children and adolescents People between ages of 15 to 50 years Someone