Most people live their lives on a pretty even keel. Day-to-day, their temperament remains the same, although they may experience periods of happiness and sadness in response to life events. For people with bipolar depression, however, life is often a rollercoaster ride. Their moods may shift radically from week to
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Depression manifests differently in everyone. Some people, especially the elderly, may think that feeling depressed is a natural part of aging. But depression isn’t normal at any age. How to fight depression? Whether you’re 18 or 80, you can take many lifestyle strategies to help yourself feel better quickly.
Depression can quickly turn into a self-perpetuating cycle. You feel awful, so you refuse to do anything you once thought was fun. You stay home and never invite anyone over. Your inactivity and isolation in turn feed your depression. The key to overcoming depression is to break that cycle.
Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. In order to help tease apart the different ways depression can manifest and help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. The two main types are known as major depressive disorder (also called clinical
A person with Alzheimer’s disease will have increasing difficulty with memory, language, time perception, visual-spatial orientation, and problem-solving ability. Mood and behavior changes will also occur. But these don’t come on suddenly. A person with Alzheimer’s disease won’t be entirely normal one day and completely incapacitated the next. The effects
Q: I was shocked when my 75-year-old husband was caught in the act of shoplifting, as he has been scrupulously honest all his life. He was not criminally charged, but I’m worried. Could this behavior be related to his mild cognitive impairment?
A: In some individuals who suffer from cognitive impairment
Losing a spouse or life-partner, be it suddenly or after a prolonged illness, can be devastating. It robs you of your main source of emotional support, can completely change your daily routines, and may impact friendships with people who relate to you as one half of a couple. Loss can
It has long been observed that individuals with cardiovascular problems have an elevated risk for major depression that can interfere with their treatment and recovery. Now, in a scientific statement published online Feb. 24, 2014 in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association (AHA) has acknowledged that the association works
Learn how to protect mother and baby from antidepressant side effects. You can start by asking your doctor these 20 crucial questions.