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The Future May Bring a Reliable Bipolar Test

The Future May Bring a Reliable Bipolar Test

If you’re looking for a bipolar test because you’re dealing with mood swings and worried you have early signs of bipolar disease—also called manic depression or manic-depressive disorder—you’re going to be disappointed.  There is no reliable, confirmed diagnostic bipolar test to confirm a diagnosis for the over-the-top shifts in a

5. Treatments for Depression

The sad truth is that nearly half of people in the U.S. with depression are not getting the level of care they need, according to statistics collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. This is true even though multiple effective therapies are available. Minority groups are particularly unlikely to

Newsbriefs: Sleep; Memory Loss; Bright Light Therapy

A Purposeful Life Linked To Better Sleep.
People who engage in activities and pursuits that give purpose to their lives are less likely to suffer from sleep disorders and report a better quality of life than those who do not have a purpose in life, according to a study involving 800

2. Types of Depression

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

What Is Bipolar Depression?

What Is Bipolar Depression?

What is bipolar depression? It’s a phrase used typically to describe bipolar disorder, but in reality, bipolar disorder isn’t actually a type of depression. It’s often included in discussions of depression, however, because a person with bipolar disorder has extreme mood shifts. Those moods are very low or very high,

Depression Definition: More Than Just “Down in the Dumps”?

Depression Definition: More Than Just “Down in the Dumps”?

It’s not always easy for us to determine whether we’re simply down in the dumps or suffering from a form of depression. If you’ve struggled with that question, consider the depression symptoms that are most common. The list includes:

Persistent sadness or low mood (some people feel more numb than sad)
Appetite

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