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Understanding the Mental Health

Mental health is an expression we use every day, so it might surprise people that the term is frequently misunderstood. Mental health is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. But according to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which…

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition where people experience extreme mood swings that interfere with everyday life. It was previously known as ‘manic depression’. The mood swings can range from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). Episodes of mania and depression can often last for weeks or even months. People with bipolar disorder experience periods…

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Common Emotional Problems in Pregnant Women and Mothers

Several emotional problems can arise when you are pregnant or have had a baby. Sometimes these emotional problems are all just called postnatal depression. This is not correct and can mislead, especially since problems can arise during pregnancy too. Pregnant women and mothers may have mental health issues, such as Baby blues During the first…

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What is Depression in Children?

Personal disappointments, difficulties or family losses influence children as well as on their parents and adolescent brothers and sisters. Friendship problems and bullying or cyberbullying can have very major effects on how they feel. Not all children can bounce back emotionally.  When children are miserable and show several other changes in behavior that stop them…

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Parents with New Babies: Common emotional problems

Several emotional problems can arise when you are pregnant or have had a baby. Sometimes these emotional problems are all just called postnatal depression. This is not correct and can mislead, especially since problems can arise during pregnancy too. During the first week after birth, up to 80 percent of mothers will get the baby…

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About Depression in Men

Depression is a mental illness that can affect men of all ages and backgrounds. It is very common, around one in eight American men experience depression at some stage in their lives. When men have depression, it is much more than a temporary bad mood that lasts a few days. Rather, depression is a long-term condition…

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Depression and Regular Exercise

While we all feel low, sad or moody from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, seemingly with no clear reason. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental health. One in eight men…

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Tips to Help you Cope with Depression

While we all feel moody, sad or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, without any apparent reason, and sometimes for long periods of time. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both mental and physical health. One in eight…

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Risk Factors for Developing Depression

If your child feels sad for weeks on end, find himself low on energy or motivation, or no longer enjoy doing things that used to interest him, he might be experiencing depression. It’s not necessarily about feeling sad. Depression is a mental health condition which can affect a person’s ability to function. Depression is often…

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Types of Depression

Major Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) Major depression is the technical term used by health professionals and researchers to describe the most common type of depression. This type of depression can be described as mild, moderate or severe. Melancholia Melancholia is an older term for depression and is still sometimes used to describe a more severe…

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