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How Can Postpartum Depression Affect Women after Childbirth?

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect new parents after the birth of a child. The condition does not have a single cause. Instead, medical professionals believe this...

What Is Concealed Depression?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) outlines the formal diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in its current diagnostic manual the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition...

What Is Respiratory Depression?

Respiratory depression (also referred to as respiratory suppression or respiratory insufficiency) is a decline in the ability of a person to inhale and exhale. It can be a common side...

How Can Guided Meditation Help Cure Depression?

The term depression covers several mental health conditions with different root causes but similar symptoms. Major depression, seasonal pattern, postpartum depression, anxious distress, and many other forms of depression all...

Can Antidepressants Prevent Drug Abuse, and What Are the Risks?

Antidepressants make up a large group of medications that adjust the release and/or absorption of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. This helps stabilize and slightly elevate mood. When used...

What Is Major Depressive Disorder?

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the clinical name given to the diagnosis of clinical depression or major depression as currently designated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders –...

Are Depression and Anxiety Interrelated?

In terms of their diagnostic classifications, anxiety disorders and depressive disorders occupied two totally separate diagnostic categories in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental...

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