What are the Depression Types?

Depression Types When it comes to depression, there are many names and types that you may have heard. Here, we will discuss some of the different depression types. To read more about what causes depression click here. Major Depression This is also sometimes referred to as major depressive disorder (MDD),...

Dealing with Winter Depression

Winter Depression Winter depression is a type of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that surfaces typically as the days grow shorter and colder.  Some people are very aware that each winter they get the "blues", but, other people are not until they begin to track their mood.   SAD is NOT its...

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...

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...

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...

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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