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Depression

What Is ECT?

Introduction

At times, people with Major Depressive Disorder may not respond to therapy or medication. According to Webmd, "The question remains what is the next step. For some people with severe or hard-to-treat depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the best treatment. This treatment, sometimes referred to as "electroshock therapy," is often misunderstood and incorrectly viewed as a harsh, cruel treatment. In actuality, it is painlessly performed under general anesthesia and is considered the...


Cyclothymic Disorder

What Is Cyclothymic Disorder?

Introduction

You may have heard of Major Depressive Disorder. However, there is another type of disorder that also causes symptoms associated with depression. It is called Cyclothymic Disorder. If you are wondering what Cyclothymic Disorder is, continue reading this article. This article will describe what Cyclothymic Disorder is, as well as the symptoms associated with Cyclothymic Disorder.

What Is Cyclothymic Disorder?

According to , "Cyclothymic Disorder is a DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition),...


Beck Depression Inventory

The Beck Depression Inventory

Introduction

In addition to medication and different types of therapy, inventories can also be used to monitor depression in individuals. According to Wikipedia, an inventory "is a type of psychological test in which a person fills out a survey or questionnaire with or without the help of an investigator." One type of inventory used to measure levels of depression is called the Beck Depression Inventory. This article will describe what...


Causes of Depression

What Causes Depression?

Introduction

Depression, for example, can be caused by internal and external factors. However, on an even further note, depression can be caused by various factors. This article will describe what factors can lead to depression. They include physical factors, infections, medical conditions, and hormonal conditions.

What...


Foods To Beat Depression

Introduction

Are you currently suffering from depression? Have you tried everything? Are you looking for something new? Have you tried altering your diet? According to Bass (2016), "A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put...


Depression

What Is A Mood Disorder?

Introduction

So far in this blog, I have discussed characteristics of Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder. You may be wondering what type of disorders are Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder. To answer that question, Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder...


Depression

What Is Dysthymic Disorder?

Introduction

You may have heard of Major Depressive Disorder. However, individuals who experience depression may not necessarily have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. Instead, they may have a diagnosis of Dysthymic Disorder. You may be wondering what Dysthymic Disorder is. This article will explain...


Depression

What Is Zoloft?

Introduction
A common type of medication used to treat patients with depression is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. According to "SSRIs ease depression by affecting naturally occurring chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), which are used to communicate between brain cells. SSRIs block the reabsorption...