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Is seasonal affective disorder depression?

Is seasonal affective disorder depression?

Not by definition: It can lead to depression or aggravate an existing depression. They are considered to be two separate disorders but often coexist. It pays to treat sad early on so depression may be averted and if it occurs along with a depression it needs attention directly so depression treatment can be more effective. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my primary affective disorder go away?

How fast can I make my primary affective disorder go away?

Go Away: If you are using primary effective disorder to identify symptoms of depression, then a few weeks to months of medication and or counseling should improve the symptoms. If not improving with medication, and or counseling, adding the other can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
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Stick to a strict sleep schedule
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Keep a regular schedule
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Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Either works: Honestly, I have heard it referred to either. You could also throw in a mix of "separation anxiety disorder" when talking about kiddos as well. ...Read more

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What is bipolar affective disorder?

What is bipolar affective disorder?

Bipolar: Is a mood disorder characterized by swings from highs (mania or hypo mania) to lows (depression). ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure your OCD is not a possible side effect of any of your medications
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What are the most common symptoms of primary affective disorder?

Affective Disorder: Affective disorder is a process where your emotions or affect are changed or is causing problems. Some use the term primary affective disorder for depression, depressed mood, poor attention, poor appetite, lethargy. Primary means it is not a product of some other illness. If these symptoms fit, discuss this with your doctor for medication and referral for counseling. ...Read more

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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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Help please! is bipolar affective disorder curable?

Help please! is bipolar affective disorder curable?

No cure: There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but the symptoms can be controlled with treatment. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

No simple answer b/c: It depends on the person and the severity of the disorder. Persons with bipolar i can be psychotic as are individuals w/ schizoaffective disorder, which means a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. All things being equal, the person with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar characteristics is likely to have more mental health problems. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Go to cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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Help please! is dysthymic disorder considered unipolar diorder?

Help please! is dysthymic disorder considered unipolar diorder?

Not typically: Unipolar depression typically is talking about a major depressive disorder. Someone with bipolar disorder suffers from major depressive disorder and manic episodes. ...Read more

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

ODD: It is a behavioral disorder classified under the psychiatric diagnoses. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as a form of treatment, and discuss it with a therapist
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Learn relaxation techniques that will help you when flashbacks occur
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What is seasonal affective disorder?

What is seasonal affective disorder?

Depressed mood: Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in the winter, when there is less natural light. It is sometimes treated with light boxes. ...Read more

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Help please! is bipolar disorder the same as bipolar spectrum disorder?

Help please! is bipolar disorder the same as bipolar spectrum disorder?

Yes and no: Bipolar spectrum disorder is a term used by some psychiatrists to describe a range of severity of bipolar disorder that is possible and seen clinically. However, it is not an accepted diagnostic term for use in medical records. ...Read more

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Is recurrent depressive disorder and unipolar the same condition or disorder?

Is recurrent depressive disorder and unipolar the same condition or disorder?

Depression: A depressive disorder can be unipolar (no maniac, hypomania or mixed states) or it can be part of a bipolar disorder. Recurrent depressive disorder just means that there are multiple episodes of depression. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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Is depression a psychiatric disorder?

Is depression a psychiatric disorder?

No, it's a mood: It's a bit of a trick question. In dictionaries you can find a definition like "the state of being depressed." everyone feels depressed now and then--it's a human emotion. But, when a depressed mood lasts for 2 weeks or longer and is accompanied by a constellation of other symptoms a person can be thought of as having a depressive "disorder." this is a treatable condition. ...Read more

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What separates schizoaffective disorder from other mental disorders?

What separates schizoaffective disorder from other mental disorders?

Combination symptoms: Schizoaffective d/o can be thought of as a combination of bilpolar and scizophrenia symptoms. As with bipolar, schizoaffective have mood swings that can range from depression to mania. However, the person usually exhibits psychosis more charaxteristic of schiz, bizarre delusions. Functioning is often severly impaired and it's a chronic illness. ...Read more

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Is unipolar disorder the same as bipolar disorder?

No: Unipolar refers to classical depression, it is not a commonly used term. Bipolar refers to having both ends of bipolarity i.E the depressive end as well as the manic end according to the current diagnostic criteria, one need to experience one manic or hypomanic episode to qualify for a bipolar d/o . In the absence of that, unipolar is the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for primary affective disorder?

Too nonspecific: Primary affective disorder is another way of saying "mood disorder." it includes all kinds of different conditions, and what they have in common is they affect your mood. It includes major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, to mention a few. You will need to see your doctor or a psychiatrist to recommend the best treatment for your specific condition. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my primary affective disorder go away?

Go Away: If you are using primary effective disorder to identify symptoms of depression, then a few weeks to months of medication and or counseling should improve the symptoms. If not improving with medication, and or counseling, adding the other can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of primary affective disorder?

Affective Disorder: Affective disorder is a process where your emotions or affect are changed or is causing problems. Some use the term primary affective disorder for depression, depressed mood, poor attention, poor appetite, lethargy. Primary means it is not a product of some other illness. If these symptoms fit, discuss this with your doctor for medication and referral for counseling. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get primary affective disorder, or is it unusual?

Primary Affective Di: It is not unusual. Approximately 20% of the population in the US has it. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for primary affective disorder?

Too nonspecific: Primary affective disorder is another way of saying "mood disorder." it includes all kinds of different conditions, and what they have in common is they affect your mood. It includes major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, to mention a few. You will need to see your doctor or a psychiatrist to recommend the best treatment for your specific condition. ...Read more

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What is seasonal affective disorder?

Depressed mood: Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in the winter, when there is less natural light. It is sometimes treated with light boxes. ...Read more

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How common is seasonal affective disorder?

How common is seasonal affective disorder?

SAD: SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5. It is a subtype of major depression. In the US – 1 to 10% of adults experience SAD but prevalence depends on which geographic area you live in. ...Read more

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I need help with seasonal affective disorder?

I need help with seasonal affective disorder?

SAD: The most fun option for treating seasonal affective disorder is going on vacation in a warm tropical climate when it is cold back home. Light therapy can be very effective. Psychotherapy and psychotropic medications can also be beneficial. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20021047 ...Read more

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How can I cope with seasonal affective disorder?

Prepare for it when : You are heading into the difficult season (sometimes it's not winter time). A major factor is getting enough light during waking hours and staying active physically. Getting restful sleep is critical also. Severe sad may require psychiatric care & medication to prevent full blown clinical depression. Be active socially and don't isolate yourself. Be aware and prepare. Do that early in the season. ...Read more

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How to know if I have seasonal affective disorder?

How to know if I have seasonal affective disorder?

By your symptoms: SAD symptoms usually occur with change in season (often fall and winter) & can include carbohydrate craving, increased appetite with weight gain, low energy level, irritability, moodiness, sleeping more, heavy feeling in extremities, being overly sensitive to rejection and it can impact relationships. ...Read more

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What are the tests for seasonal affective disorder?

What are the tests for seasonal affective disorder?

Tests?: There is no commercial laboratory study or imaging study that determines whether sad is present. There are a few rating scales that you could complete that would asdist a clinician in making that determination. Generally a thorough psych evaluation can determine its presence. The largest determining factor is. The telationsip of between the seasons and mood over the years. ...Read more

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