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Depression and Bipolar Disorder

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The question is immaterial. Depression is the result of imbalances in neurotransmitters. Alcohol causes imbalances in neurotransmitters. Therefore, the alcohol has to be removed and the brain allowed to normalize as much as possible before the depression can be accurately diagnosed, let alone tre…
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Basically, Strattera is a Norepinepherine Reuptake Inhibitor. This class of drug is also used to TREAT depression, Strattera wasn't proven as effective as placebo but did however relieve symptoms of ADHD. If you read on wikipedia, it says that it is actually a good addition to your normal medication…
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My brother has a pretty severe case of bipolar, he started taking strattera and it really didn't have bad effects on him, when he started taking Prozac with it, he had an emotional break down and attempted to stab himself with a pretty thick knife and the blade broke on his chest, he's now in a ment…
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I am married to a man whom I was separated from for 4 years. I betrayed me with my friends and a school teacher. I lost custody of my children to him. I was happy being alone. My husband persude me the entire 4 years we were apart. While we were apart the neighbors he betrayed me with, finally real…
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I would suggest going to see a counselor or therapist. It can really help to work through things. Abusive relationships are traumatic. Many people suffer from post-traumatic effects, such as stress and flashbacks.   After the ending of my emotionally abusive (amongst other abuses) I foun…
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The main difference between them is that people with depression experience only depression, whereas people afflicted by bipolar disorder experience both depression and hypomania or mania. When someone is depressed they often link everything to being their fault and often feel like suicide. Whereas,…
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My advice to ANYONE marrying someone who has been married twice - look hard at what caused the marriages to fail before. In almost all cases it was a two way street, and unless there has been a lot of change and/or counseling in the life of the potential spouse, there isn't any reason to think the o…
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there is just depression then there is chronic depression then there is severe chronic depression they are worst then the first one i the last one and it sucks.
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% If you feel that you or your siblings needs psychriatric help, then you should speak to a psychologist or psychiatrist. When you speak to either of these professionals, everything said within the session is completely confidential. If you or one of your siblings have a mental…
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The adult world does not allow this "dependence." Yet, many crave it, want it, desire to be young and innocent and safe. They don't have to do anything, but mind "mommy" or "daddy" and they will be okay. We all want to be loved. To be cared for. To be safe. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect takes th…
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Most likely if you think you are depressed and you are seeking out help on the internet or from others then you are probably depressed. Normal sadness is triggered by unfortunate events/tragedies/bad days but it goes away, usually quickly or at most a few days, and can be relieved by doing activitie…
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I have the better option to feel better and healthy even after if you are unhappy all the time. The best medication called Nuvigil 150 mg which helps to make you feel healthy and mentally stable. You are suggested to buy Nuvigil online from OnlineDrugPills online pharmacy at very best prices.
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Hi thereLexapro is a fairly good drug, but like most there is not 100% accuracy. Also, while dealing with bipolar there is usually what they call a "cocktail" meaning trial and error of several medications and perhaps being on more than one medication to balance the brain chemistry.I suffered from p…
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Yes. No one can stop the way you feel, not anyone. It is the brain way of protecting you, there must be something on your case this bad you are starting to feel you have no emotions. Taking pills, smoking or visiting a community center isn't going to change anything. Because you cannot stop how you …
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Depression can make you doubt everything. Anxiety also could play a part in that. If you think you are depressed, and you haven't been diagnosed, go see your family doctor or talk to someone about the way you feel. You don't want it to get to the point where you doubt life in general. I hope everyth…
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Depression can be very wearing on a person leaving them listless and disinterested in life in general. Yes, depression can make you detest things in life and take away feelings you once had. When a person gets depressed their centralize on themselves leaving no room for anyone or anything else in th…
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I'm afraid you can't. Any number of things might cause her to be acting in ways that lead you to think she might be mentally ill. Any amount of reading will just confuse you if you haven't any previous knowledge. The only way to know for sure is to get your GP to refer her to a psychiatrist, who can…
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It is possible, especially when they are in the "manic" phase of the illness, particularly if they experience psychotic symptoms, such as hearing voices or having delusional beliefs. When bi-polar people are "high" they lose their usual inhibitions, which would include the inhibition not to be v…
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Answer I have had dysthimia (I think that is the right spelling) which is a difficult to treat, but not severe, depression. I have been on Strattera for 10 days, and I feel that the depression is lifting some. But there are other side effects that make it debatable if it is worth it. Answer S…
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To specify types of depression in terms of exactly how many, I am just guessing there are probaly many in psychological terms. Therefore I cannot say for sure how many there are. Based on my understanding of depression, its like a person being sad. Its an emotion that definetly has many levels depen…
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Yes...check out welbutrin...it actually might cause weight loss...been on so many meds...it is unreal...this is the newest one they put me on...been on 16 different kinds...seems to be helping...only 3 weeks out of the funny farm this time...guess too early to see..but check it out....I am for real.…
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Psychiatrists don't have a test for bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). They will decide whether you have it based on your symptoms and family history.Family history is important. It often runs families. However, it can be hard knowing whether your relatives or ancestors had problems …
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It is highly unlikely to have both, rather than Bipolar Affective Disorder. It is commonly believed by persons with a childhood diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, that their later diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder is an incorrect diagnosis and that they suffer from ADD/ADHD and depression despite skill…
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Doctors noticed mood improvement in some eipilepsy patients. Anticonvulsants work by calming hyperactivity in the brain in various ways. Some anti-convulsant medications are Depakote, Tegretol, Lamictal, Trileptal and some newer drugs. Each drug acts on the brain in different ways. Studies sugges…
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Depression is caused by an imbalance in the brain, a traumatic experience, or an imbalance of vitamins, such as B12. It is like pneumonia of the soul, sort of--it sucks and you think you're going to die from it, but with the right treatment (medication, therapy, lifestyle changes) you can recover an…
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Answer listen to their feelings You can't. Grieving is the most personal experience possible. It's a complex process of dealing with our own relationship with the deceased, facing our own demons, acknowledging our own mortality, dealing with the guilt associated with how we interacted with the dece…
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Symptoms of Depression: * Persistent sad, anxious or �empty� mood * Sleeping too much or too little, middle of the night or early morning waking * Reduced appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain * Loss of pleasure and interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex…
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BIPOLAR IS A MOOD DISORDER It makes a person moody. Bipolar is caused by imbalanced brain chemistry. It is very treatable. There are three levels of bipolar. Some people have it much worse than others. NARCISSISM IS A PERSONALITY DISORDER Narcissism makes someone emotionally abusive and self-ce…
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Borderline personality is, in the simplest form, a person tending to put things into as they are too good and other things as too bad, like a person or patient with this disorder when admitted to the hospital will say the morning staff nurses are good while the evening staff nurses are bad. and he w…
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Yes Yes, inability to cope with everyday life is a common symptom of ADD.
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Answer Seroquel can be used to treat many disorders- autism, ADD, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorders, sleeping disorders such as narcolepsy, abusive behavior such as alcoholism, gambling, drug addiction, psychosis, anxiety. Seroquel acts on the dopaminergic syst…
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Answer social security Answer The pharmaceutical companies have a program for people who have low income or no insurance and need help with their meds. It's a patient assistance program. Wyeth has a web site where you can download a form for your doctor to sign and then send to the company. I…
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Of course it isn't funny. It's an example of cruel, insensitive people who take delight in ridiculing those who have a serious disability. It says something impressive about you that you don't find it amusing. Continue to question those who are so emotionally vacant. IN ADDITION: From the great wor…
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Manic Depression Bi-PolarThere is no difference between bipolar disorder and manic depression. Bipolar is the modern term for manic depression. The term "manic depression" is much misunderstood. Some people think "manic" means "really depressed." Mania is the 'opposite' of depression. A manic depres…
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Manic Depression Contrary to what many believe, manic depression is not "serious depression" or "real depression", although it is very serious and real. Mania is the opposite of depression. According to the dictionary, it is "an excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire." A manic-depres…
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Bipolar Affective Disorder is a major psychiatric disorder included under the heading of mood disorders. It is differentially diagnosed from schizophrenia, Major Depression, adult cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and certain personality disorders, mainly Boderline Personality Disord…
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Seasonal affected disorder
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Answer You will not be able to cure this person. They have a serious illness. There is no point in living in that uncertainty. See a counsellor and start making plans to leave. You owe it to yourself to be happy. Answer I am yet another writer experienced in living with a manic depressive …
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Answer Wow! It is so crazy that someone asked this question. My boyfriend and I were together for 3 years. We both went off to different colleges and I didn't take to the college life too well. For the first month it was great, fun and exciting. I loved going out with my friends and partyi…
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Lithium Lithium is typically prescribed for people with bi-polar disorder (what was more commonly called "manic depression" until recently). Lithium might also be used as an adjuvant to other drug in depression treatment of "non-bipolar" people. LITHIUM NOTE It is indeed used for depressio…
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I believe this idea came from the French but I could be wrong. If you eat slow instead of trying to rush through your dinner, you will not eat as much and not fell as hungry. Take only three bites then set your silverware down and wait to take more bites. Let the food settle to your stomach. It take…
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Depending on the severity of the depression, it can be dealt with through either therapy sessions or prescription drugs. Many people will experience depression at some point in their life, and it can be a perfectly normal process, for example, in the case of the loss of a loved one. If however the d…
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Answer It's time to leave when you realize that the person cannot get better with your help and love. It's time to leave when you realize that the relationship has developed into an "enabling" situation...meaning that you give your all and more to help the person you love and nothing has changed.…
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Depression affects a large majority of people in the United States and Canada. You are not alone! There is help for you by seeking counseling and perhaps taking some medications to help you get over your depression. The success rate for coming out of depression is high. Everyone can get depressed, b…
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The ignition wire diagram for a 1985 Cutlass Supreme 2-door, can be found in a Chilton's Automotive Repair Manual. This manual can be purchased at many automotive parts stores, or found in some libraries.
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Alcohol and Depression No. Mentally speaking, alcohol (and other other substances) may, at best, only provide limited temporary relief from symptoms. If you're drunk you may be able to ignore to your other problems. A person suffering from depression needs to get proper medical attention. If left un…
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First of all I'm an evangelist, and I'm not going to tell you intentionally wrong. Second i assume you aren't married, so the step you need to take first is to ask GOD to forgive you for what you've already done, sex out of marriage is not of the will of God, but he will forgive you, handle that fi…
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There isn't much you can do other than encourage them, be there for them when you can, and let them realize that you are their friend unconditionally, and as such you need to encourage them to seek medical help. There are doctors who can determine exactly what the problem is.
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BANSWER ENSWER It can really affect not only her children, but her husband, family members and also herself. Children learn from their parents, so any bad habits a depressed person has such as sitting around the house doing nothing, seeing no one, drinking or doing other drugs to deaden the pain…
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It really depends on how much emotional turmoil you can take. Research the disease. Watch and care for your BPDLO but tke care of yourself first. BPDLOs are emotioanally draining. One second your are their world and the next second their worst enemy. You can give them everything it still won't be e…
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Famous People Who Suffered or Suffer from Depression There are millions of people in the U.S. and Canada that suffer from some source of depression so here are some names where one should feel in good company. Hans Christian Anderson; Beethoven; Russ "Dutch" Boyd, American pro poker play…
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Because they feel so sad, it not being overwhelmed by your problems, It is a mental disease, an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. The answer below is totally wrong. People who have suicidal thoughts and have sought treatment really know the difference. A person with a healthy mental state can ha…
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Answer The following answer is provided by someone who does not have bipolar. People with bipolar are people and they're all different. Some do fine without meds. from below .. "If she suddenly becomes super happy one moment and then flies into rages or becomes extremely depressed" sor…
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Only a professional has the right tools for this. Cognitive Therapy often helps. It takes time to learn, but as far as I'm concerned more people should practice it and their life would be less stressful. Also medications are a must! A person can "interview" a good psychologist that deals in Bord…
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Are Sexually Active Teenage Girls More Likely To Attempt Suicide Than Sexually Inactive Girls: Where did you hear that, in your abstinence-only sex ed class? whoever told you that information, probably either made it up or distorted it in some way or isn't accounting for other factors. don't …
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Answer Both depression and anxiety disorder can come from a common source, namely seratonin imbalance. Seratonin is a neurotransmitter produced by the body that does an amazing little balancing "dance" to get just enough across the synaptic gap and still save some for later. When too little i…
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Answer It sounds like you are depressed due to stress. It's best to be diagnosed by your doctor and seek counseling and perhaps take antidepressants (if your psychiatrist suggested this) to get you over the hump. There is an extremely high percentage in the U.S. and Canada that suffer such as you…
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Yes, birth control pills simulate pregnancy so they can cause side effects similar to pregnancy such as mood swings and depression.
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This is strictly arm-chair psychology and there could be other reasons this person is the way they are. Usually when people act this way there can be many reasons: depression, pre-menopausal, menopausal (50's plus); problems at home or they are power hungry and use it to their best advantage. I was …
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I believe it is possible for an individual to believe they have a mental illness when they do not. This is because there is no physical test for a mental illness. There is not always a way for a person to tell whether there actually is an illness in themselves. For example, many of us may exhibit th…
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The only thihg you can do here is give her time. Physical violence, whether accidental or not, is probably one of the hardest things for a women to forgive in a relationship. Depending on how much time has passed id start thinking about moving on. Keep telling her you are sorry and try to make it…
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Psychological help, or positive thinking, or drugs (never a resort)  Depression can be either acute (of short duration) or chronic (long-lasting). There are a number of good ways to deal with depression depending on what the circumstances dictate. Acute depression caused by sudden events such …
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It is possible, though highly improbable, that a hypomanic state may lead to a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.What mitigates against this is that Bipolar patients nearly invariably first seek treatment for the depressive features of the condition, resulting in many Bipolar patients b…
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Borderline personality disorder is..A personality disorder marked by a long-standing pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image that can interfere with social or occupational functioning or cause extreme emotional distress.  I have a friend diagnosed …
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love and you should go new places and meet new people.
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FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government gr…
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When bipolar became an official term. The following information was obtained from an article at bphope.com, under the "history" link, in an article titled "Through the Ages" by Stephanie Stephens. The change occurred officially with the publication of the DSM III (Diagnostic and Statistical Manua…
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Depression is a serious medical condition. Everyone experiences "ups" and "downs" in their life. But for some people the "downs" can outweigh the "ups." This can cause problems with everyday activities such as eating, sleeping, working, and getting along with friends. If this happens for more than a…
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Dissociative Identity Disorder, commonly known as split personality disorder is a psychiatric disorder in which the patients displays two or more distinct identities (like alter egos). Each identity is completely different to the other with their own habits and ways of interacting with the world. Fo…
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because you hurt so much
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Life really doesn't suck. Life has twists and turns and then there are other streets that you can take. It is how you look at it. Most people dwell on only the bad stuff that happens to them in their life and don't see the good things that happen. Even I have done that. Things get better and then it…
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if you are emo you are highly depressed. some emos cut-some dont. i am emo.
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Decreased appetite and/or weight-loss, or overeating and weight gain Difficulty concentrating, remembering, and making decisions Fatigue, decreased energy, being "slowed down" Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or ov…
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You cant concentrate on anything .
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Yes, check out my blog at http://mountingonwingslikeeagles.blogspot.com.In it, I talk about my misdiagnosis of bipolar when I should have gotten at least a major depression diagnosis.
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Nobody knows exactly. People who are very creative do seem to be more likely to suffer from mental disorders. However, there is no way to tell if the disorder causes the creativity or vice versa. There does seem to be some sort of connection.
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depression can be caused by stress which is caused be not coping with everything.
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The only way to really help depression is by seeking help, you can't do it alone it will only get worse.
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no. it is simply a way of expressing your anger. sometimes when you get so mad you cant stand it you cry so you.. simply don't get so mad you try to hurt someone. I've wondered this myself and found the answer one day in a local newspaper :-]
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Wen I just feel like crying and screaming and hitting people
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A discussion has been started about this topic. To read it and contribute to the discussion, please click the View Discussion button shown below this answer. There are many reasons why people cut themselves. The most general reason (outside of culture and subculture) is to gain control over their …
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Answer No. Actually these diseases are quite different from each other, and so far, both are incurable, albeit treatable. Effective treatment is available on the form of specific medicaments (such as lithium and antidepressives for bipolar disorder, and antipsychotics for schizophrenia) plus psyc…
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Depression is the state of one's mind and results from the expectations from either a person, or a material object which were not fulfilled. Depression is the cause of several psychological as well as other diseases.
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If you mean the Great Depression of the 1930's I think it affected everyone. I don't think it was specific to any ethnic group or culture. However some ethnic groups may have had more risk for poverty than others so a greater proportion/amount of some ethnic groups may have been hit harder than othe…
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Borderline personality disorder is characterized by very unstable emotions causing very unstable relationships. people with this disorder usually are like those who have bipolar but the only difference is that they shift emotions very rapidly. they can be nice one time and then the next time they ge…
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Some people use self-harm as a way to express things they cannot speak. Some people might think that self harming is so that they receive attention, no they do not, in fact they try to cover their wounds. Self harm only provides temporary relief so they often self harm. Answer It depends on the pe…
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1. Interact with a lot of energy and enthusiasm 2. Take the person out 3. Introduce him/her to lots of people who he/she hasn't met before4. Suggest doing lot of work out5. Suggest getting a daily walk in the sunlight
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Answer I had the same problem. I was so upset about this guy that I liked because he didn't like me back but in the end i moved on. I surrounded myself with friends and tried to remember that he is not the only guy in this world and i will find a guy who likes me for who I am. Sure enough, I foun…
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Counselling, medication, support, friends
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Listen to music until you find yourself again. ANSWER im not sure if there is any time most people feel 'found' lost is part of life we have the ability to contemplate our existence, our meaning, our being, our mortality, those we loves mortality, its a lot to deal with . i also find music , mo…
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It was the biggest time of great financial hardship in the recent past.
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Child abuse creates false selfNarcissistic personality disorder is caused by either a direct or indirect form of child abuse. The child's "real self" is not accepted by the parent(s)/caregiver thus leaving the child with 2 alternatives - either to feel like "nothing" or to create a false self that t…
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A split personality is when a person can be two different personalities at one time. On occasion they can appear nice, helpful, a good friend or even a good lover and without warning they could become selfish, arrogant and cruel. They flip back and forth between the two personalities.
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History caused businesses houses to close down of not allow employment, factories shut down an banks failed,farms income fell down to 50 percent and by 1932 approximately were unemployed.
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Clinical Depression Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activit…
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While I was in America many years ago, I was impressed by a Dr of psychiatry who had helped a delusional man who had said aliens were going to abduct him which was ruining his life while waiting for this to happen. The Dr told him to pack some provisions, go up into the mountains and wait for the al…
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Answer about only 45% of people in the world commit suicide!!
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Bipolar disorder is a result of a chemical imbalances in the brain. Essentially, certain cells in the brain fire signals at too high a rate and this is often associated with the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. There are environmental factors that can lead to depression as …
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