What is Bipolar II Disorder?

Bipolar disorder II is psychiatric disorder. Those with this disorder experience periodic bouts of hypomania. This disorder also characterized by episodes of extremely low mood (depression). Often between these extremes, the person’s mood and energy levels may...

Persistent Depression

Persistent depression is a type of depression that lasts for two years or more. It’s also called dysthymia or chronic depression. Persistent depression often does not feel as intense as major depression, but it can cause significant issues while making tasks...

Bipolar I Disorder

Types of Bipolar There are three types of bipolar disorder. While each type has a different set of symptoms, they are characterized by fluctuations in mood, energy, and activity levels. This is according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). These mood...

Depression in Teenagers

Do you think your teenager might be depressed? Is this current phase just “teen angst”? Or is it a warning sign of something more serious? Depression is often used to describe short term feelings or emotions. However Major Depressive Disorder is not a short term...

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a kind of depression that begins and ends at roughly the same times every year. Generally this starts in the fall and continues through the winter months. SAD can also emerge in the spring or early summer months as well. Symptoms...

Depression in Teens

It’s not unusual for young people to experience periods of sadness or “the blues”. Teens can also feel “down in the dumps” occasionally, adolescence can be an unsettling time. This period of life is complicated by all of the changes that teens face:...