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  Clinical and Manic Depression Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
A depressive disorder is a syndrome (group of symptoms) that reflects a sad mood exceeding normal sadness or grief.
Depression symptoms are characterized not only by negative thoughts, moods, and behaviors, but also by specific changes in bodily functions (for example, irregular eating, sleeping, crying spells, and decreased libido).
Depression is usually first identified in a primary-care setting, not in a mental health practitioner's office.
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  Clinical Depression Treatment - Seek the Professio
A person under clinical depression treatment might be experiencing a state of melancholy or sadness from the death of a loved one or other similar situations if this state lasted more than six months.
Clinical depression treatment is a method of therapy that involves antidepressant drugs, vitamin pills and herbal treatment for depression.
Clinical depression treatment seeks to stabilize the levels of the chemical messengers in the nervous system eliminating the condition of anxiety or other unpleasant feelings.
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 Clinical depression definition - Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments including clinical and manic depression.
Clinical depression definition - Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments including clinical and manic depression.
Clinical depression: Depression that meets the DSM-IV criteria for a depressive disorder.
The term is usually used to denote depression that is not a normal, temporary mood caused by life events or grieving.
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 DepressionRemedy.com - Feel better!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Depression is a mood disorder that influences every aspect of daily life.
Obvious symptoms of depression are treated, such as loss of appetite, sleeplessness, and headaches are treated, but the root of the problem is commonly not addressed.
Clinically used in Germany for over 40 years, St. John's Wort has been proven to be a successful antidepressant as well as antibiotic and anti-viral agent.
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 Clinical Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clinical depression is a physical ailment therefore clinical depression must be treated by medical professionals who can treat this disease.
Indeed depression is known as the "common cold" of mental disorders and nearly a quarter of a million people are hospitalized with clinical depression every year.
Clinical depression is much more than being sad over high credit card bills, a missed promotion or loneliness, clinical depression is a serious, disabling condition that can consume life and can lead to thoughts suicide.
www.depression-information.net /clinical-depression.htm   (426 words)

 Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments including clinical and manic depression.
Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments including clinical and manic depression.
Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts, that affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things.
People with a depressive disease cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.
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 Clinical Depression Symptoms
While clinical depression is a serious condition you shouldn’t be alarmed.
This has proved to help countless people with their clinical depression.
Another good way to treat clinical depression is through regular exercise.
www.clinical-depression-symptoms.com /clinical-depression-treatment.php   (330 words)

 CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression a speciality at Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic & Harley Street London, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a clinical hypnotherapist and psychoanalyst, the treatment for depression that works well is cognitive behavioural therapy CBT and interpersonal approaches which can include psychoanalytical therapy.
Clinical hypnosis and CBT cognitive behavior therapy provides different ways of thinking and feeling regarding depressive negative thoughts and feelings.
Anyone with depression has the ability to think and feel differently, and to be able to heal themselves with the assistance of hypnotherapy and a good clinician.
www.depression-therapist.co.uk   (343 words)

 Signs of depression | Clinical-Depression.co.uk
Why depression is 10 times more common in those born since 1945 than in those born before, and why this is important to you.
Almost without exception, clinical depression will be diagnosed if a certain number of feelings, that are signs of depression, are present over a certain period of time
Most depression is not due to a chemical imbalance, or genetic factors.
www.clinical-depression.co.uk /Depression_Information/signs.htm   (1099 words)

 Depression Alliance web site with information about depression symptoms, treatments for depression and self help groups.
The word 'depression' is used to describe everyday feelings of low mood which can affect us all from time to time.
Sometimes people may not realise how depressed they are, especially if they have been feeling the same for a long time, if they have been trying to cope with their depression by keeping themselves busy, or if their depressive symptoms are more physical than emotional.
Depression Alliance produces a range of leaflets on depression, please visit our publications page for more information.
www.depressionalliance.org /docs/help/what_is_depression.html   (276 words)

  What is Clinical Depression?
Depression causes difficulty in concentration and muddled thinking with memory lapses and potentially thoughts of self-mutilation or even suicide.
In children additional symptoms of depression might include a pattern of nightmares, decreased appetite, and problems in school with learning or discipline that were not previously present.
Clinical depression symptoms can also be caused by early life experiences and major trauma.
www.iampanicked.com /anxiety-articles/clinical-depression-symptoms.htm   (763 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Clinical depression   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clinical depression is a state of sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living.
Clinical depression is a state of sadness or melancholia that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living.
Depression appears to have the effect of stopping a person in their tracks and forcing them to turn inwards and engage in a period of self reflection; it is a deeply introspective state.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Clinical-depression   (624 words)

 Clinical depression - Medical Encyclopedia
Depression (also known as unipolar depression or clinical depression) is a mood disorder which often involves a loss of interest in life or anhedonia.
Depressions can also be categorised as being just "unipolar depression" or being a depression that is part of bipolar disorder (also known as "manic depression"), where the patient cycles between a state of depression and a state of mania.
It is theorized that unipolar depression and unipolar mania are the opposite poles of a wider bipolar spectrum.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Clinical_depression.html   (829 words)

 Clinical depression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clinical depression was originally considered to be a chemical imbalance in transmitters in the brain, a theory based on observations made in the 1950s of the effects of reserpine and isoniazid in altering monoamine neurotransmitter levels and affecting depressive symptoms
This idea of co-occurring anxiety and depression is supported in a study by Giovanni Cassano MD of the University of Pisa and his collaborators on the Spectrum Project, who found a correlation between lifetime hypomanic and manic symptoms and the severity of the depression.
Analogously, depression informs the sufferer that current circumstances, such as the loss of a mate, are imposing a threat to biological fitness, it motivates the sufferer to cease activities that led to the costly situation, if possible, and it causes him or her to learn to avoid similar circumstances in the future.
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 Clinical Depression -- eCureMe.com
Depression is not a temporary setback in emotions or a result of emotional weakness, but it is a real mental illness that cannot be overcome by sheer will.
Depression is a common disorder occurring in 15% of the men and 25% of the women during their lifetimes.
In the case of depression, it is believed that a decline in the activities of the neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and serotonin, are involved in the disorder.
www.ecureme.com /especial/obgyn/Clinical_Depression.asp   (1115 words)

 What is depression (and what is it not)?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Depression is an illness that one in five people will suffer during their lifetime.
Depression is an illness that can be successfully treated in more than eighty percent of the people who have it.
Depression is an equal-opportunity illness - it affects all ages, all races, all economic groups and both genders.
www.wingofmadness.com /whatis.htm   (387 words)

 What is Clinical Depression?
Clinical depression or depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts.
It is estimated that about 20 million adults in the U.S. suffer from clinical depression each year, and that up to 25% of individuals in the U.S. will experience an episode of major clinical depression some time in their lives.
Major clinical depression is characterized by a combination of symptoms, including sad mood (see symptom list), that interfere with the ability to work, sleep and enjoy once-pleasurable activities.
www.drhallowell.com /resources/articles/depression.html   (670 words)

 Overview of Clinical Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind accidents and homicide.
There are also some chemical tests for depression discussed by Feiger (1993), although they are not accurate enough and are too expensive to warrant their use for common diagnosis; besides, diagnosing depression is normally quite easy anyway, and can be done just by asking the patient a series of questions..
Depression is sometimes a symptom of another illness, such as heart disease, thyroid dysfunction or cancer.
www.scorpioncity.com /depr.html   (2384 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Clinical depression
Clinical depression is expected to become the second leading cause of disability worldwide (after Heart Disease) by the year 2020 according to the World Health Organization
It is hard for people who have not experienced clinical depression, either personally or by regular exposure to people suffering it, to understand its emotional impact and severity, interpreting it instead as being similar to "having the blues" or "feeling down".
Treatment resistant depression requires a full assessment which may lead to the addition of psychotherapy, higher medication doses, changes of medication or combination therapy, a trial of ECT or even a change in the diagnosis with subsequent treatment changes.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Clinical_depression   (3089 words)

 Depression in African America Women   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clinical depression is a treatable illness that can strike anyone at any age.
People suffering from depression may not feel hopeful or happy about anything in life, may cry a lot and withdraw from friends and family, be forgetful, anxious and worried, and have recurring thoughts of death and/or suicide.
Since people with clinical depression often do not have the motivation or energy to seek treatment for themselves, it is often necessary for friends and family to help them seek treatment.
www.blackwomenshealth.com /depression.htm   (759 words)

 A Guide to Understanding Depression vs. Sadness
Clinical depression is a medical illness similar to pneumonia that even the strongest person cannot overcome without treatment.
Clinical depression is similar to heart disease and cancer in that all of us have a susceptibility to each.
Clinical depression is a very common illness that affects approximately 3-5% of the population at any one time.
www.findingstone.com /allkindsofstuff/depression   (379 words)

Seasonal depression, which medical professionals call seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is depression that occurs only at a certain time of the year, usually winter.
On the contrary, clinical depression is always abnormal and always requires attention from a medical or mental health professional.
Depression affects people of all races, incomes, and ages, but it is 3-5 times more common in the elderly than in young people.
www.emedicinehealth.com /articles/10289-1.asp   (615 words)

 Depression info, treatment ratings
I am a medical doctor and today I work in psychiatric research investigating the chemical nature of depression in pregnancy and whether or not stress hormones produced by a pregnant lady affect her baby's growing brain such that it develops a potential for depress more...
Depressive disorders are complex illnesses and causes include biological factors like neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalances, and environmental and psychological factors like stress, childhood difficulties and other traumatic events.
Clinical Depression symptoms include sad mood, loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed, change in appetite or weight, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, physical slowing or agitation, energy loss, feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
www.remedyfind.com /hc-Depression.asp   (619 words)

 Clinical Depression in Women [Pak Avenue > Web Digest > Health & Fitness > Women's Health
Despite the number of women who experience clinical depression, it is, in fact, not a "female weakness" or simply a normal part of being a woman.
In fact, when the symptoms of depression last more than two weeks, or when the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with daily life, you may have clinical depression.
However, long-lasting clinical depression in a mother can have a negative effect on a child's behavior and development, which is another very important reason to seek treatment.
www.pakavenue.com /webdigest/health_and_fitness/women_001.htm   (693 words)

 Children and Depression - Misconceptions, Symptoms, Causes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although it is hard to diagnose a child twenty years in the past, it seemed clear to both of us that I had suffered from dysthymia (mild, long-term depression) probably from the time I was a small child.
One of the most common responses to hearing that a child has depression is, "But what does he/she have to be depressed about?" This statement reveals two major misconceptions.
Clinical depression may resemble these emotional dips, but it is much more pervasive, long-lasting, and life-threatening.
www.wingofmadness.com /articles/children.htm   (517 words)

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