Understanding Summer Depression You think you should be enjoying the warm summer months, but instead, you find yourself feeling blue and down in the dumps. In this article, you'll learn about the causes, signs, and symptoms of summer depression, a rare form of seasonal affective disorder.
Understanding Self-Defeating Personality Disorder Self-defeating personality disorder is also referred to as masochistic personality disorder. It refers to a pervasive pattern of behaviour which defeats a person's ability to experience enjoyable relationships and situations.
The Facts about Dysphoric Mania Dysphoric Mania involves experiencing mania and depression either simultaneously or in rapid sequence for at minimum a week. This article explains Dysphoric Mania. A list of possible symptoms is provided as well as diagnostic criteria for this disorder. Furthermore, treatment options are discussed.
Spotlight on the Causes of Conduct Disorder The causes of conduct disorder still aren't completely understood. There are some theories as to what motivates kids with this condition to be so impulsive, aggressive and destructive - with seemingly little remorse. Find out what the latest thinking is on this condition.
Spotlight on Schizoaffective Disorder Symptoms Schizoaffective disorder involves both the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and the affect (feeling/emotion) symptoms of bipolar disorder. Symptoms of schizoaffective disorder are best understood by looking at the individual symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Spotlight on Seasonal Affective Disorder Diet Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that primarily affects people in the winter months. Like other kinds of depression, it is associated with a decrease in serotonin. A seasonal affective disorder diet contains foods which help reverse the biochemical changes that occur with SAD.
Spotlight on Immature Personality Disorder Most adults retain elements of their younger and immature selves but they can easily distinguish between these and what is expected of them. People with an immature personality disorder have been likened to a child inside the body of an adult, with all the subsequent ramifications this involves.
Spotlight on Minor Depressive Disorder Minor depressive disorder also known as minor depression is considered to be distinct from major depressive disorder. Failure to treat the condition can impact on health, quality of life, financial wellbeing and relationships, with far-reaching consequences.
Spotlight on Melatonin and Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal affective disorder or SAD affects up to 10% of the population, but its cause is still uncertain, although the hormone melatonin has been suggested. This article examines the relationship between melatonin and seasonal affective disorder.