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
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A diagnosis of depression, anxiety or other psychiatric disorder can be overwhelming on its own. But it’s important to understand that having one mental disorder raises your odds of having additional such conditions.
It’s not uncommon, for example, for someone with depression also to have an anxiety disorder, or for a
Many people joke about having ADHD when they get easily distracted or act impulsively. However, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is no laughing matter. It can be a lifelong—and sometimes debilitating—condition. And it may be more common than you think: Estimates show that up to 10 million of us in the
Q: I recently started taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for heartburn, but I have heard conflicting news about the safety of these medications. Are there risks of cognition problems and depression associated with PPIs?
A: PPIs work by reducing the amount of acid produced by glands in the stomach lining.
Look up the symptoms of stress and you’ll find well more than 50 that are typically cited in medical annals. That’s because stress affects every aspect of your bodily functioning, and everyone experiences and expresses stress differently.
Here are some of the most common stress symptoms:
Increased compulsive behaviors, like gambling
The pressures of modern life, with its information overload, rapid change, and loss of social connections, add to the normal strains of everyday living, and exact a mounting physical, psychological, and emotional toll. When stresses last for a short time and are quickly resolved, the symptoms they cause disappear, and