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Bipolar Disorder Fact Sheet

All of us experience changes in our moods. Some days we might feel irritable and frustrated; other days, we’re happy and excited. However, individuals with bipolar disorder experience severe...
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Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome is the name for a condition when the body has too much serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates many functions, including mood, appetite, and sensory perception....
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Medications for Depression

Depression is the most common mental disorder diagnosed. Two treatments are usually recommended for most people who are experiencing depression: psychotherapy and medication. Medication helps some of the symptoms...
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Antidepressants

What is Discontinuation Syndrome?

Psychiatric drugs, such as antidepressants and antipsychotics, are commonly prescribed to treat a wide variety of mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. One of the possible...
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Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride)

What is Effexor? Effexor’s chemical structure is unlike any other antidepressant. It works to restore the balance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters — specifically serotonin and norepinephrine. Effexor is...
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Shame: The Quintessential Emotion

It’s the quintessential human emotion, says New Brunswick, , psychologist Michael Lewis, , in his writings. All extravagant behaviors are reactions to it, says Philadelphia psychiatrist Donald I. Nathanson,...
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Medications for Depression

The kind of depression that will most likely benefit from treatment with medications is more than just “the #8221; It is a condition that is prolonged, lasting two weeks...
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Choosing the Best SSRI

As the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression in Great Neck, , pointed out, mood disorders are caused by a flaw in chemistry, not character. That’s why...
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Why Do Women Get the Blues?

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in #8221; The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare, 1600-01 Diagnosing Depression in Women Did you know that...
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Treatment of Panic Disorder

Treatment can bring significant relief to 70 percent to 90 percent of people with panic disorder, and early treatment can help keep the disease from progressing to the later...
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