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  Depression (mood) - guideofcasinos.com
Depression, in everyday language, refers to any downturn in mood, which may be relatively transitory and perhaps due to something trivial.
In a clinical setting, a depressed mood can be something a patient reports (a symptom), or something a clinician observes (a sign), or both.
A depressed mood is adaptive in illness in that it leads to the person resting and it generally elicits care from others.
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 Depression - Types, Facts, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment on eMedicineHealth.com
The depression that is associated with bipolar disorder is often referred to as bipolar depression.
Although it may be accompanied by a depressed mood, it is not considered a depressive disorder.
On the contrary, clinical depression is always abnormal and always requires attention from a medical or mental-health professional.
www.emedicinehealth.com /depression/article_em.htm   (581 words)

  Mood elevator natural depression cure and natural depression remedy using depression herbs
Clinical depression is different and is described as a persistent combination of sadness, loss of interest, poor appetite, weight loss or gain, sleep disturbances, low sex drive, low self esteem, guilt, indecision or suicidal thoughts.
Depression can be a complicated and emotional issue that may require a journey of self discovery to find new reasons to enjoying that very special and wonderful gift that we all take for granted - life.
Mood Aid may be used alone or in combination with gentle Flower Essence remedies.
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 Epilepsy Fdn.-Public Enemy No. 1: Depression and Mood Disorders in People with Epilepsy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are a host of symptoms that point to treatable depression: sadness associated with a lack of pleasure in performing activities; problems with weight and sleep; tiredness; difficulty concentrating and making decisions; feelings of worthlessness or guilt; and frequent thoughts of suicide and death.
In addition, depressive symptoms may increase after a seizure and include suicidal ideation, hence the reason why systematic mood disorder screening of people with epilepsy by doctors is important.
If mood deterioration is associated with the initiation of an antiepileptic drug, then the new drug may be the cause and a discussion with the treating neurologist is encouraged.
www.epilepsyfoundation.org /epilepsyusa/depression200605.cfm   (2021 words)

 Mood Swings Control :: Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them.
Depression typically shows up in men not as feeling hopeless and helpless, but as being irritable, angry, and discouraged; hence, depression may be difficult to recognize as such in men.
The depressed child may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling to a parent, or worry that the parent may die.
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 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Depression
Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps.
True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period of time.
For people who are so severely depressed as to be unable to function, or who are suicidal and cannot be safely cared for in the community, psychiatric hospitalization may be necessary.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003213.htm   (1403 words)

 Depression and Mood Swings
Depression and mood swings can be a symptom of menopause.
Fluoxetine, commonly known as Prozac, is an example of an SSRI used to treat depression in western medicine.
SAM-e supplements are used for the treatment of osteoarthritis and depression.
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 Depression - Your mental health resource for depression and other mood disorders
Depression is a psychiatric disorder that is characterized by extreme feelings of sadness, anehedonia (or loss of pleasure), guilt, helplessness or hopelessness, an inability to concentrate, an increase or decrease of appetite, and thoughts of death.
Depressive illness often interferes with an individual's normal functioning and often goes without being diagnosed for long periods of time causing a lot of problems for the both the individual with the illness and those around them.
There seem to be so many people who are depressed that we really should take a look at the causes of depression in the first place.
www.dual-diagnosis.net /Depressions   (312 words)

 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: About Mood Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) are both highly treatable medical illnesses.
Depression is a treatable illness marked by changes in mood, thought and behavior.
It is known as bipolar disorder because a person's mood can alternate between the "poles" of mania (high, elevated mood) and depression (low, depressed mood).
www.dbsalliance.org /site/PageServer?pagename=about_MDOverview   (563 words)

 Understanding Depression
Depression usually isn't caused by one event or thing; it's typically the result of one or more factors, and its causes vary from child to child.
Depression can run in families, so a child who has a close relative with depression may be more likely to experience it.
Depressed kids and teens are more likely to use alcohol and drugs than those who aren't depressed.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/emotions/feelings/understanding_depression.html   (1729 words)

 eMedicine - Mood Disorder: Depression : Article by Tami D Benton, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because mood disorders, such as depression, substantially increase the risk of suicide, suicidal behavior is a matter of serious concern for clinicians who deal with the mental health problems of children and adolescents.
Depression should not have been precipitated by the direct action of a substance or the result of a medical condition and should not be better explained by bereavement or schizoaffective disorder.
Antidepressant medications may be indicated for children and adolescents with non–rapid cycling bipolar depression, psychotic depression, depression with severe symptoms that prevent effective psychotherapy, and depression that does not respond to psychotherapy; however, given the psychosocial context in which depression occurs, pharmacotherapy is insufficient as the only treatment.
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 Navis.gr - Illnesses/Diseases...Depression and Mood Disorders
Depression affects millions of people each year in our society and is a major cause of work-related disability, utilization of medical services, and drug use.
In the public mind, depression is often confused with unhappiness or a reaction stemming from a death of a loved one.
Major depression is marked by persistent, extreme, and inappropriate low mood, while bipolar depression is much less common and is marked by periods of excited states as well as periods of depression.
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 Depression & Mood Disorders - Information
Clinical depression is a serious disorder which needs to be evaluated by a professional and usually requires some form of treatment.
However, the mood shifts are not enough to cause the individual to be unable to function.
Any of the mood disorders are serious because of both the possibility of suicidal thoughts or actions and the overall inabilities of the individual to cope with life.
www.clinical-psychologist.com /depression.html   (1383 words)

 Mood Disorders
Mood is the way a person feels inside, the experience of emotion, sustained and predominant internal emotional experience.
A mood disorder is characterized by a disturbance in this mood.
Mood disorders are one form of serious mental illness.
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 eMedicine - Mood Disorder: Depression : Article Excerpt by: Tami D Benton, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Childhood depression seems to be evident at earlier ages in successive cohorts and often occurs with comorbid psychiatric disorders, increased risk for suicide, substance abuse, and behavior problems.
In 1988, Kashani and Sherman conducted epidemiologic studies in the United States that reveal the incidence of depression to be 0.9% in preschool-aged children, 1.9% in school-aged children, and 4.7% in adolescents.
As these studies demonstrate, the occurrence of depression is not rare and is encountered regularly in pediatric and psychiatric practice.
www.emedicine.com /ped/byname/mood-disorder--depression.htm   (611 words)

 Carleton College: Wellness Center: Depression / Mood Disorders
Depression is a complex phenomenon that is often misunderstood.
Farther along the depressive spectrum is the disorder that is labeled as "clinical depression," or "major depressive disorder." Major depressive disorder is differentiated from ordinary sadness or distress by the duration and/or severity of symptoms, as well as the degree to which these symptoms interfere with one’s daily life.
Although there has been much focus in recent years on relationships between depression and levels of particular neurotransmitters (e.g., serotonin), newer research suggests that depression may be more closely related to the relative levels of activity in different parts of the brain.
apps.carleton.edu /campus/wellness/info/mooddisorders   (918 words)

 Types of Depression
It is the recurrence of the symptoms during certain seasons that is the hallmark of this type of depression.
Often, postpartum depression interferes with the mother's ability to bond with her newborn.
Postpartum depression is different from the "Baby Blues", which tend to occur the first few days after delivery and resolve spontaneously.
www.depression.com /types_of_depression.html   (350 words)

 Depression and the Narcissist
Some depressive episodes are part of a cycle of ups and downs (bipolar disorder and a milder form, the cyclothymic disorder).
We all experience "adjustment disorders with depressed mood" (used to be called reactive depression – which occurs after a stressful life event and as a direct and time-limited reaction to it).
A depression is a depression is a depression no matter what its precipitating causes are or in which stage in life it appears.
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 Depression - DrGreene.com
Major depression is a mood disorder that affects sleep, eating, growth, mood, and interest level.
Depression of Infancy and Early Childhood is defined as a pattern of depressed or irritable mood with diminished interest or pleasure in developmentally appropriate activities, diminished capacity to protest, excessive whining, and diminished social interactions and initiative.
Depression in parents is associated with depression, social phobia, disruptive behavior disorder, separation anxiety disorder, multiple anxiety disorder, and/or poorer social functioning in children.
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 Dr. Ivan's Depression Central
This site is Internet's central clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.
The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires trained medical professionals.
Vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for depression.
www.psycom.net /depression.central.html   (271 words)

 AllRefer Health - Depression (Blues, Dejection, Discouragement, Gloom, Mood Changes, Sadness)
Feelings of depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps.
But true clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period of time.
Depression is more common in women than men and is especially common during the teen years.
health.allrefer.com /health/depression-info.html   (653 words)

 Mood Disorders, National Mental Health Information Center
The term clinical depression merely means the episode of depression is serious enough to require treatment.
Major depression is marked by far more severe symptoms, such as literally being unable to drag oneself out of bed.
Another form of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, is associated with seasonal changes in the amount of available daylight.
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov /publications/allpubs/KEN98-0049/default.asp   (758 words)

 USNews.com: Health: Depression: Overview
It is important to realize, however, that negative thoughts and feelings are symptoms of the illness and typically do not reflect the actual circumstances of life.
Before deciding to sell a house, end a relationship, get married, or change a job, discuss it with others who know you well and may have a more objective view of your situation.
So if you've had an episode of depression, it is critical that you seek treatment at the first sign of a recurrence.
www.usnews.com /usnews/health/brain/depression/de.manage.htm   (375 words)

 Mood Disorders
Either depressed mood or decreased interest or pleasure must be one of the five.
Depression associated with the general medical condition of Alzheimer's or vascular dementia is designated as part of the Axis I code for the dementia (see pages 27 and 32).
Depression that occurs with other dementias must be coded separately on Axis I. On Axis III, also code the specific general medical condition that has caused the mood disorder.
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The Depressed Child -- Children under stress, who experience loss, or who have attentional, learning or conduct disorders are at a higher risk for depression.
On The Heels of Depression -- By Lora L. Young On the heels of depression is the fear of a return visit.
Depression Central -- Internet's central clearing house for information on all types of depressive disorders.
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 Depression :: Mood : RSS Directory : Gourt
Depression (mood), an everyday term for a sad or low mood or the loss of pleasure.
Depression (physiology), a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, contrasted to elevation.
Depression and Manic Depression - The causes and treatments of both bipolar (manic) depression and depression.
www.gourt.com /Health/Mental-Health/Disorders/Mood/Depression.html   (2623 words)

 Open Directory - Health: Mental Health: Disorders: Mood: Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Depression and Manic Depression - The causes and treatments of both bipolar (manic) depression and depression.
Depression: Doctor's Guide to the Internet - Recent medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with depression and depression-related disorders.
Depression from Ladies Home Journal - Information on symptoms of depression including postpartum depression in new mothers, ways to manage depression and stress and depression.
www.dmoz.org /Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Mood/Depression   (1357 words)

 Treatment of Chronic Depression at the Mood Disorders Research Unit, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Many times, people who present for treatment of depression actually have “double depression.” That is, they have a longstanding problem of chronic low-grade depression, but now they are also in a state of major depression.
Depression has been shown to be a “brain-mind-body problem.” People with chronic depression are likely to have even greater abnormalities in their brain than people with only one or two brief episodes of depression.
Beyond this, a person who has experienced a “depressed self” for many decades may feel that to be his or her “true self”—and the beginning of good feelings may be in some ways disorienting or confusing.
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