Depressive Symptoms Overview
Depressive symptoms are feelings of sadness or “down moods” that are mental health symptoms. There are a number of Depressive Disorders that cause such symptoms, such as Depression, including Major Depression. A few disorders cause cycles of “down” feelings followed by “mania” (“up” feelings), including Bipolar Syndrome and Cyclothymia. Depressive symptoms need to be distinguished from milder forms of negative thoughts that can be a part of normal life. Any type of depressive symptom has the risk of self-harm or suicide; seek immediate medical attention for any suspected suicidal concerns. Read more about: Depressive Disorders.
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- Depressive Disorders: Depressive disorders refer to depression of various types and other similar disorders causing depressive symptoms. The general type of depression
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- Depression: Depression occurs when someone has feelings such as sadness, unhappiness or misery for an extended period of time. Most people
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- Major depressive disorder: Major Depressive Disorders are serious depressive disorders as distinguished from milder depressive symptoms such as unhappiness or sadness. Clinical depression
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- Bipolar disorder: Bipolar Disorder, also commonly called manic-depressive disorder, is a mental health disorder where a person has alternating phases of
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- Sleep Disorders: Sleep Disorders can result in too little or too much sleep. Difficulty sleeping is called insomnia, and can be a
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