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Depression

Depressed is a commonly used term to describe how someone is feeling. In casual use, people often use the term “depressed” to describe how they feel about various difficult or disappointing events such as a favorite sports teams losing, the start of a new workweek or rainy weather on the...

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Mood disorders, also known as "mood (affective) disorders," are those conditions that affect your emotional state. For example, depression and bipolar are mood disorders. The mental health profession’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (also known as the DSM5 ) also includes...
The Goldberg Depression Test was developed by New York psychiatrist Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg to help individuals determine whether or not they might need to see a mental health professional about possible depression. The 18 questions in the test are designed to assess how you have felt in the previous...
Medications Some medications can help reduce symptoms that cause problems for your child in school or at home. Many other medications may be prescribed off-label, meaning they have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a certain use or for certain people. Doctors may...
Is an unhappy marriage driving you to thoughts of separation or divorce? Before you commit to either of these steps, consider whether you might be able to instead learn ways to create a healthier relationship with your husband or wife. A good marriage isn’t always an easy one, and if only one...
Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder After your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may feel unprepared or unable to provide your child with the necessary care and education. Know that there are many treatment options, social services and programs, and other resources that...
Treatments While there's no proven cure yet for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), treating ASD early, using school-based programs, and getting proper medical care can greatly reduce ASD symptoms and increase your child's ability to grow and learn new skills. Early intervention Research has shown that...
Causes Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depressive illnesses are disorders of the brain. Brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have shown that the brains of people who have depression...
Courage By Michael H. LeBlond, PhD, MBA Licensed Psychologist How often have you heard “just feel the fear and do it anyway.” This actually is not far from the definition of courage. What courage is not is the absence of fear. When most people think of courage they think of it in one dimension as...

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