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What is dysthymic disorder?

April 10th, 2017

Dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh) is persistent depressive disorder. It is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. Dysthymia affects approximately 3 million people in the US each year (Source: Mayo Clinic). It is defined as a low mood occurring for at least two years, along with at least two other symptoms of depression. Examples of symptoms include: […]

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Depression questionnaire for young adults

August 31st, 2016

Depression.  It’s one of the most common and misunderstood mental health disorders amongst young adults today.  And did you know that identifying and understanding symptoms can be one of the best ways to prevent depression from escalating to more severe consequences, such as substance use disorders or suicide? So what are some of the signs and […]

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The Physical Side of Emotional Pain

June 10th, 2016

Those who suffer from depression and anxiety know all too well that emotional pain is just as much physical as it is mental. Depression is a complicated and all-consuming disorder that leaves its sufferers battling each day to overcome both emotional and physical pain. For approximately half of depression sufferers, physical pain is the first […]

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Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression

September 3rd, 2014

One of the hardest parts about suffering from depression is that it makes you feel awful not only mentally and emotionally, but physically. Many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms. And many people with depression also struggle with anxiety disorders, which have their own physical effects. Since depression makes anxiety […]

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Depression Symptom Checker

January 16th, 2013

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Depression? Symptoms of depression vary from person to person.  However, there are some common signs and symptoms that indicate depression.  Use this questionnaire to see if you (or someone you know) may be suffering from depression. Do you have feelings of helplessness and/or hopelessness? You face each day […]

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Got the winter blues?

December 5th, 2012

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is most commonly associated with the fall and winter seasons. It is a type of mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer. While it […]

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Happy Halloween! Final Ghoulish Fact of the Day

October 31st, 2012

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Mental Health: Frequently-Asked Questions

October 11th, 2012

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. The following are the answers to some frequently-asked questions about mental health issues: What causes mental illness? We don’t know the specific causes of mental illnesses. However, causes can include the influences of our biological make-up, the impact of our life experiences including those of early life/childhood, trauma […]

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