Adolescent Psychiatry Adult Psychiatry Depression

What is the Definition of Depression?

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...
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Adolescent Psychiatry Adult Psychiatry Child Psychiatry

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...
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Adult Psychiatry Telepsychiatry

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...
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Adult Psychiatry Anxiety Consultation

How to Treat Anxiety

How Do Professionals Treat Anxiety? Psychotherapy and medications are the two principal ways to treat anxiety.  Moderate to severe anxiety is typically best treated with both medication and therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy, also called CBT).  Let's discuss two main treatment options: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Medications for Anxiety...
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