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  • Depression Treatment
    Topics Covered in This Depression Treatment Article: Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Self-Help Psychotherapy, Medication or Both? References   Introduction This article outlines some general treatment ...
  • Additional Specifiers of Bipolar Disorder & Depression
    Bipolar Disorder with Mixed Features (see link). Bipolar Disorder or Depression with Anxious Distress. This specifier is applied when a person has noticeable symptoms of nervousness/anxiety during a mood episode. ...
  • Mixed Features Specifier of Bipolar Disorder & Depression
    "With mixed features" is a specifier that can be added to either major depressive disorder or bipolar I or II disorder, and it applies when a person experiences both symptoms of depressed mood and mania ...
  • Major Depressive Episode Symptoms
    A major depressive episode is not a disorder in itself, but rather is a description of part of a disorder, most often major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. A person who suffers from a ...
  • Bereavement Symptoms
    Bereavement is diagnosed when the focus of clinical attention is a reaction to the death or loss of a loved one. As part of their reaction to the loss, some grieving individuals present with symptoms ...
  • Cyclothymic Disorder Treatment
    Table of Contents Psychotherapy Medications Self-Help Psychotherapy There is no clear treatment of choice for this disorder. Either psychotherapy or medication can be tried first, or in conjunction with one ...
  • Cyclothymic Disorder & Cyclothymia
    People with cyclothymic disorder have, for at least 2 years (1 year in children and adolescents), the presence of numerous periods with hypomanic symptoms that do not meet criteria for a hypomanic episode and numerous ...
  • Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) Symptoms
    A person who suffers from a major depressive disorder (sometimes also referred to as clinical depression or simply depression) must either have a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities ...
  • Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
    Bipolar disorder (also known as "manic depression") is a disorder that is often not recognized or misdiagnosed as simply depression by the patient, relatives, friends, and even physicians. An early sign of bipolar disorder ...
  • Dysthymia Treatment
    There are a number of effective treatment approaches to help treat dysthymic disorder (also known as dysthymia). Often times a person with dysthymia will seek out treatment because of increased stress or personal difficulties ...
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