Daily Archives: May 18, 2016

50 common signs of stress

Stress Effects There are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, immune system disturbances that increase susceptibility to infections, a host of viral linked disorders ranging from the common … Continue reading

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Recognized Types Of Bipolar Disorder

Recognizing the diversity of types and intensities of mood episodes, the DSM-IV-TR (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the book that describes mental health diagnoses) has subdivided the diagnosis of bipolar disorder into four basic categories, each defined … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder – Depression, Major Depressive Episodes And Mixed Episodes

Just as the manic aspect of bipolar disorder is associated with manic episodes, the depressive aspect of bipolar disorder is likewise associated with depressive episodes. The severe form of depressive episode is known as a Major Depressive Episode. Major depressive … Continue reading

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Affirmations self esteem

Present Tense Affirmations I have high self esteem I love and respect myself I am a great person I respect myself deeply My thoughts and opinions are valuable I am confident that I can achieve anything I have something special … Continue reading

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Affirmations Confidence

Present Tense Affirmations I am confident I am strong and powerful I boldly go after what I want in life I am outgoing and confident in social situations I believe in myself I always stand up for myself and my … Continue reading

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Hypomania And Hypomanic Episodes Defined

Not everyone who becomes manic experiences the full-blown syndrome of a manic episode. Hypomanic individuals show an expansive, energized and sometimes elated mood, with rapid thinking and pressured speaking in evidence. At a minimum (for the label hypomania to be … Continue reading

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Movement On An Energy Continuum: Bipolar Disorder, Mania And Manic Episodes

Although popular culture tends to equate mania with happiness and depression with sadness this isn’t really the best way to think about what is happening in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorder involves not so much a swing between happy and sad … Continue reading

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Mood swings vs Mood disorders

Mood Swings vs. Mood Disorders – Discovering Bipolar Disorder People use the term mood to describe the emotional tones that color their daily lives. Moods are everywhere and ubiquitous; everyone has them. Moods may be happy or sad; energized or … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Mania

Symptoms of Mania Increased physical and mental energy Heightened mood, exaggerated optimism ans self-confidence Decreased need for sleep without experiencing fatigue Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior Racing speech, thoughts, and flight of ideas Reckless behavior

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Symptoms of Depression

Symptoms of Depression Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells, profound hopelessness Significant change in appetite and sleep patterns Irritability, Anger, Worry, Agitation, Anxiety Pessimism, loss of energy, persistent lethargy Feelings of guilt and worthlessness Inability to concentrate Recurring thoughts of … Continue reading

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