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Todays world is full of pitfalls and potholes in your path, all ready to snag your foot, trip you up and laugh when you fall on your face.
Well, maybe not that bad, but life is always throwing curves your way, with the pitfall/pothole of mood disorders that will stall and disrupt your life.
On this site we will deal with two of the major mood disorders: Depression (also known as 'Major Depression"), and Bipolar disorder.
Depression is a medical illness that involves both the mind and body
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. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave.
Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living. It can be a major, and sometime life-threatening, illness.
More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness, nor is it something that you can simply "snap out" of. Depression is a chronic illness that usually requires long-term treatment, like diabetes or high blood pressure. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychological counseling or other treatment.
Often a symptom of depression, anxiety can be a problem in it's own right, causing loss of sleep, increasing depression, and interring with just living your life.
The diagnosis of Bipolar disorder can come as both devastation to the individual and as a relief. You may have a very difficult disorder to deal with, but now at least you know what is wrong and can go from there to a course of treatments. No more wondering what was wrong, why your behavior was erratic and unpredictable and you can move forward from there.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
Bipolar disorder often develops in a person's late teens or early adult years. At least half of all cases start before age 25. Some people have their first symptoms during childhood, while others may develop symptoms late in life.read more