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Avoiding Common Triggers for Bipolar Episodes

Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme fluctuations of emotion. Bipolar disorder can cause you to feel tremendously upbeat to feeling completely paralyzed and incapable. These fluctuations are depressive episodes. Feelings of sadness and self-reproach make even simple tasks like conversing or grooming seem monumental. Additionally, working feels impossible when you suffer from bipolar disorder. Many…

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Identifying Depression Signs

Most people feel down occasionally, but in some situations, a low mood can become chronic. Major life changes like divorce or empty nest syndrome can create sadness that becomes independent of any circumstance and seems to stretch on indefinitely. Here are some tips for identifying depression signs. Identifying Depression Signs By Severity Moderate depression can…

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Depression and Heart Disease

Are depression and heart disease interlinked? When two conditions show up together time after time it grabs the attention of medical and scientific researchers. Such is the case with symptoms of depression and instances of heart disease or stroke, and previous studies have been inconclusive as to which condition was causal for the other. Depression…

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Is Depression Linked to Zinc Deficiencies?

Depression Linked Zinc Deficiencies Zinc is a dietary mineral that humans need to consume in order to function normally. A range of population groups across the U.S. have unusually high chances of developing zinc deficiencies. Researchers have assessed how depression is linked to zinc deficiencies. This research applies both the onset of depression and the…

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Depression, Suicide Rates for Young Hispanic Women Reaching Alarming Levels

It is an unfortunate fact that a recent study states that depression and suicide rates for young women are reaching alarming levels. The campaigns by medical professionals, public health officials and former sufferers to raise awareness about the true prevalence and seriousness of depression have achieved excellent results, for the most part. But for a…