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What is burnout?

Predictor of burnout: One of the earliest warning signs that burnout is setting in includes increased effort and action without corresponding productivity. In many instances productivity may remain neutral or even decrease. It is important for employees and employers to recognize these early signs of burnout. ...Read more

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What is professional burnout?

What is professional burnout?

Signs of burnout: One of the greatest warning signs that burnout is setting in includes increased effort without reciprocal productivity. In many instances productivity may not change and may actually fall. It is Important for employers and employees to recognize these signs. ...Read more

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What is heartache?

What is heartache?

Not a medical term: Heartache refers to mental anguish or suffering such as when you have a bad relationship. It is not usually referring to chest pain related to the heart. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

It is treatable: The condition involves depressed or sad mood, changes in eating habits, lack of interest, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, difficulty concentrating and changes in sleep patterns. Sufferers may experience one or many of these symptoms. Most severely, depression may lead to feelings of hopelessness and a desire to harm oneself or others. Fortunately, the condition is treatable. ...Read more

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What is depression?

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What is depression?

Depression: Clinical depression is sad affect, depressed mood, changes in energy/sleep/appetite, poor memory/concentration, loss of interests, physical complaints such as pain, feelings of helplessness/hopelessness/despair/giving up/self hatred, crying spells. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Multiple causes: Refers to a mood condition typified by the presence of a combination of symptoms including loss of interest, sad mood, appetite& weight changes, low energy, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, guilt or shame with or without feelings of hopelessness and despair. In severe cases suicidal thoughts and/or psychosis may also be present. Most commonly used to describe mdd & bipolar d/o. ...Read more

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What is Depression?

What is Depression?

Types of Depression: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. Chemical depression-neuroscience lab tests-urine. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Depression: Depression is common, affecting about 2 in 3 adults at some time in their lives. Symptoms can affect daily life and become very distressing. Treatments include psychological (talking) therapy and antidepressant medicines.
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What is dysthymia?

What is dysthymia?

Sadness: People with dysthymia are unhappy all the time without having a major depressive disorder. It is kind of a pervasive sadness. ...Read more

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What is exhaustion delirium?

What is exhaustion delirium?

Not a diagnosis.: There is no medical term exhaustion delirium but perhaps this is referring to dehydration from heat exhaustion causing confusion. ...Read more

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What is delirium?

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What is delirium?

Delirium: Delirium is with acute onset & change in level of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is situational depression from?

What is situational depression from?

Any situation: Sometimes we use situational depression synonymously with adjustment disorder with depressed mood. You should expect a certain amount of low mood when something difficult happens. But we call it situational depression when the low mood persists or is more that one would expect. What situation would cause this reaction varies from person to person. ...Read more

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What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

Psychotherapy: With medications if you need them to 'get over the hump' and into a treatment that, literally or not, slowly exposes you to the very thing that makes you anxious. Anxiety and derealization should be checked out medically first. One thing that can be helpful is to use sensation to 'anchor' you. If you pay attention to your senses (direct representatives of 'reality'), it's harder to dissociate. ...Read more

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What is depersonalization disorder and how is it treated?

What is depersonalization disorder and how is it treated?

Depersonalization: Feeling of watching oneself act, while having no control over the situation, as if living in a dream. ...Read more

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What exactly is a narcissist?

someone that likes : Someone that likes themselves more than they like anyone else. ...Read more

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What is anhedonia?

What is anhedonia?

See below: Anhedonia is a loss of the capacity to experience pleasure ; or the inability to gain pleasure from the activities that are normally or used to be pleasurable. For example, an anhedonic teenager won't be excited by the latest gadget;if you like reading, but experience anhedonia now, you won't derive any pleasure from the activity. ...Read more

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What is exactly an aspect of palliative care?

What is exactly an aspect of palliative care?

To Reduce suffering: Palliative care is comfort care... Aimed at symptom control. This is something that can help relieve suffering in patients suffering from serious illnesses like advanced cancer. ...Read more

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What is hypomania?

What is hypomania?

Just "below" mania: Decreased sleep, very outgoing, energetic and competitive, increased sexuality, impulsiveness, risk-taking, fleet of mind. Often fully functioning. If associated with episodes of depression it is a "milder" form of manic-depression known as bipolar ii. Though it is often associated with heightened productivity, it should not be dismissed as having no cost-these are less visible than in full mania. ...Read more

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What exactly is depressive anxiety?

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What exactly is depressive anxiety?

Dep./anxiety: Not sure if such term exists, but depression is fairly common with anxiety, either comorbid or in relation to medications or illicit substance use. ...Read more

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Is burnout real? Describe please.

Is burnout real? Describe please.

Yes..common and real: Evryone has a breaking point...Some are able to handle stress better than others, but human have limitations...Burnout has many symptoms: irritable, fatigue, insomnia, depression, feeling overwhelmed/depleted/detached/cynical, low self-esteem, making errors, lost sense of humor, not smiling as usual, lower sex drive, short-fuse etc...And many many more... Consult your doc/therapist... Good luck. ...Read more