When a person is diagnosed with depression, the health care professional will discuss treatment. It will almost always include medicine (antidepressants) but also other steps that you can take to deal with the condition. You don’t have to try alternative therapies but following a few self-help steps will make a huge difference in the outcome. […]

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In psychology and psychiatry there is much disagreement on many issues, and the question of a ‘depressive personality’ is one of them. Does a depressive personality exist? There is some evidence to suggest that personality sometimes plays a role in depressive illness. However, there are also scenarios in which personality seems more or less irrelevant. […]

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Medical professionals such as psychiatrists are more likely to emphasise the biological and biochemical factors involved in depressive illness. Psychologists and sociologists tend to pay more attention to the ways in which people think about the world and to the terrible experiences the world sometimes dishes out to us. Though almost all mental health professionals […]

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Manic depression or Bipolar depression is actually considered as one of the worst type of depression that people usually suffer from. Characterized by sudden and extreme changes in their mood, Manic depression is said to be called as such because manic = mania refers to the ‘ups’ while depression refers to the ‘downs’. A lot […]

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This common type of depression occurs as an extension of normal upset feelings following a loss of some kind. When these feelings are prolonged or become more severe, the person becomes depressed. People can also be diagnosed with this depression if their symptoms cannot be categorized into any other specific form of depressive disorder. Symptoms […]

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