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California Child Psychiatrist
California Child Psychiatrist
Online Child Psychiatrist in California How to Choose a Child Psychiatrist Choosing a child psychiatrist in California is not an easy task. You want someone who is board certified, trained at good hospitals, and who has experience in treating the condition you are seeking medical advice for. For convenience, you also may want to find someone who provides online child psychiatry services, meaning they can see you from your phone or computer without having to leave your
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What is the Definition of Depression?
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Defining Depression The Word Depression Depression as a term has multiple meanings:  The first definition of depression may indicate what is called a mood state with feelings such as : melancholy, despair, hopelessness etc.  A depressed mood can be normal such as after suffering a breakup, disappointment or loss. Depressed mood can also be part of a known medical disorder or a symptom of mental illness.  Depression, when referring to a syndrome, represents a group of symptoms
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What is Manic Depression?
what is manic depression
An Overview of Manic Depression Other Names for Manic Depression Manic depression is the term sometimes used to describe what is now called bipolar disorder type 1. Diagnosing Manic Depression It is one of the most disabling mental illnesses. To be diagnosed with manic depression or Bipolar disorder, you must meet criteria for mania AND have had a major depressive episode. Symptoms of Manic Depression The core symptoms of mania are either euphoria or irritability as well
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What is Seasonal Depression?
Seasonal Depression Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called seasonal depression, is a term that describes the tendency for a mood episode, most commonly depression but also can be mania or hypomania, that occurs rhythmically during a particular season.  In this article, I will focus on depression. When does Seasonal Depression Occur? SAD typically occurs in the winter, when daylight hours grow short and the the cold weather starts in most of the country.  Symptoms typically get better
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Being a Sarasota Psychiatrist
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Thoughts From A Sarasota Psychiatrist I’m Dr. Sean Paul, a dual board certified psychiatrist located in Sarasota, FL. I wanted to put together some information about our amazing community and why I chose to practice here. Sarasota’s beaches attract people from around the globe to soak up some rays and enjoy the art, music and entertainment scene of the gem of the gulf coast.  As a Sarasota psychiatrist, I, too was attracted to the vibrant energy of
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