Daily Archives: July 12, 2016

Understanding Mood Episodes In Depression

The American Psychiatric Association publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which describes the criteria necessary for the diagnosis of all mental disorders, including Major Depression. In the DSM, Major Depression appears as a member of the … Continue reading

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Classic Symptoms Of Major Depression

Major Depression The classic symptoms of Major Depression are described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)*, the widely accepted standard guidelines for psychiatric diagnoses. Symptoms associated with Major Depression cause clinically significant distress and impairment in … Continue reading

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Major Depression And Other Unipolar Depressions

RASHMI NEMADE, PH.D., NATALIE STAATS REISS, PH.D., AND MARK DOMBECK, PH.D. SEP 19, 2007 UPDATED DEC 30, 2015 This section will focus mainly on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), commonly referred to as “Major Depression” or simply, “Depression.” Other mood-related conditions will be … Continue reading

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App for Bipolar Disorder Being Tested

MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A smartphone app that uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in people with bipolar disorder is being tested by researchers. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme emotional highs and … Continue reading

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Not Mine

The dark pit which lay inside of me Consuming me Controlling me Confronting me This darkness which controls the light it is a war A war of me against me There r no sides no where 4 me 2 flee … Continue reading

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Reach

Give it up Don’t try so hard You know u can fly Why afraid of the fall? That’s where the magic lies Be Beneath it all Take it off Show it off Embrace it The shows over JmaC

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Stop Procrastination Positive Affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I act now I am a doer I take charge and get things done I am always moving forward and working on my goals I work hard first and play later I always start a project right … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder, Light, and Darkness

Bipolar Disorder, Light, and Darkness (updated 12/2014) Using light and darkness as treatment (less med’s!) How Light Affects the Brain Treatment Implications Yellow Eyeglasses to Avoid Blue Light? Where can I buy the yellow eyeglasses? Avoiding blue without wearing funny … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers About the STEP-BD Depression Psychosocial Treatment Trial

1. Q. What was the goal of the STEP-BD depression psychosocial treatment trial and how did it fit into STEP-BD? A. The study reported in the April 2007 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry describes the results of a … Continue reading

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Management of Bipolar Disorder

This article exemplifies the AAFP 2000 Annual Clinical Focus on mental health. Bipolar disorder most commonly is diagnosed in persons between 18 and 24 years of age. The clinical presentations of this disorder are broad and include mania, hypomania and … Continue reading

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