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What Is the Most Common and Effective Treatment for Depression

There are a variety of treatment options for depression, and chances are you'll find one - or a combination - that works for you. Most Common and Effective Treatment for Depression Research studies do not predict individual responses to any specific depression treatment. In other words, just because a treatment works for some (or even most) people, doesn't mean it will work for you. It's important to keep this in mind if you or a loved one are undergoing treatment for depression, as the first treatment or series of treatments may not be effective. Depression is a complex illness. Most physicians practicing today believe that it is caused by a combination of biological (including genetic and bacterial), social, and psychological factors. A treatment approach that focuses solely on one of these factors is unlikely to be as beneficial as a treatment approach that includes both psychological and biological aspects (e.g., through psychotherapy and medication). So.  what is the m

What is the Difference between Sadness and Depression

Sadness vs. Depression: Are They Same? There is a popular misconception among people about sadness and depression. They think that sadness and depression are the same. Most people believe they are only sad when they are actually suffering from depression. On the other hand, many overreact thinking their phase of sadness is probably depression. Sadness may be a part of depression but both are not same. Sadness is a temporary feeling that everyone experiences. It can be triggered by a particular incident. Sometimes sadness can pop out of the blue. But depression is a mental disorder. Clinical depression is an even serious disorder of the mind. It requires medical treatment or therapy. There are a few important symptoms of depression. Without therapy depression can cause severe health problems. What is the difference between Sadness and Depression What is Sadness? Sadness is a normal emotion that every human being experiences from time to time. Sadness can be triggered by any particular

Bipolar Disorder Type 1: Symptoms, Treatment, Risk, Prevention

Bipolar Disorder Type 1 Bipolar disorder type 1 – also called manic depression or manic depressive disorder – is a so-called “brain illness” that is characterized by manic or mixed episodes that people experience at least once in their life. The manic phase of bipolar disorder is also characterized by an episode of feeling "high", or an overly happy or outgoing mood associated with high-risk behaviors, such as spending sprees, impulsive sex, and impulsive business investments. The vast majority of people who suffer from bipolar disorder type 1 also experience depressive phases that mostly function according to a given pattern alternating between mania and depression periods. However, a great number of the people affected by bipolar disorder type 1 can still enjoy a ‘normal’ life between the respective episodes of mania and depression. Who is at risk for bipolar disorder type 1 No special group of people is particularly at risk for being affected by bipolar disorder type 1. B

Bipolar Disorder Type 2: Symptoms, Treatment, Risk, Prevention

Bipolar Disorder Type 2 Bipolar disorder type 2 is a so-called “brain illness” that is characterized by a combination of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes. Bipolar disorder type 2 is basically very similar to bipolar disorder type 1 . The manic phase of bipolar disorder type 2 is also characterized by an episode of feeling "high" alternating with low moods. Bipolar disorder type 2 does not cause full-blown manic or mixed episodes, but hypomania which is a milder form of mania. In bipolar disorder 2, the periods of depression are usually experienced for a longer time than those of hypomania. Women tend to be more affected by bipolar disorder type 2. The people suffering from this disorder may be more irritable and show an elevated mood but they can – in most cases – assume their usual daily work or routine in between their episodes of hypomania and their phases of depression. Who is at risk for bipolar disorder type 2 No special group of people is particularly at risk

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Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shallow Breath and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. Depression : It is very comm

How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Build Self-Confidence Everyone is different, and what works for one perso

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y