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  1. Depression - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in adults. For information on: Depression in young people,see the topic Depression in Children and Teens. Depression after childbirth,see the topic Postpartum Depression. Depression followed by times of high energy,see the topic Bipolar Disorder. Depression and suicide,see Depression and suicide. What is depression? Depression is an ...

  2. Social Anxiety Disorder - Topic Overview

    People with social anxiety disorder are extremely anxious about what they will say or do in front of other people.

  3. Depression - Living With Depression

    When you're going through depression,you can't just shake if off. You might have a couple of good days followed by a bad day or a string of bad days. And you don't know how long it will last. Depression is not like the flu or a sprained ankle,where your doctor can tell you about how long it will take to get better. When you're getting better,many experts call it recovery. Recovery is ...

  4. Depression in Children and Teens - Prevention

    It is difficult to prevent a first episode of depression, but it may be possible to prevent or reduce the severity of future episodes of depression (relapses). There is some evidence that if a child receives cognitive - behavioral therapy (CBT) in a group

  5. Depression: Taking Antidepressants Safely

    If your doctor has prescribed antidepressants, following these guidelines can reduce problems and help you get the most benefit from your medicine.

  6. Stop Negative Thoughts: Choosing a Healthier Way of Thinking - Topic Overview

    What is positive thinking? Positive thinking,or healthy thinking,is a way to help you stay well or cope with a health problem by changing how you think. It’s based on research that shows that you can change how you think. And how you think affects how you feel. If you think in a positive way,you may be more able to care for yourself and handle life’s challenges. You will feel better. And ...

  7. Anorexia Nervosa - What Happens

    Anorexia nervosa almost always begins with a plan to follow a strict weight-loss diet. Limiting foods then leads to malnutrition and unhealthy weight loss.

  8. Exams and Tests

    Doctors diagnose binge eating disorder by doing a physical exam and asking questions about your medical history and eating habits.

  9. Depression - What Happens

    Depression is different for everyone. For some people,a bout of depression begins with symptoms of anxiety (such as worrying a lot),sadness,or lack of energy. This may go on for days or months before you or others think you are depressed. And other people may feel depressed suddenly. This may happen after a big change in life,such as the loss of a loved one or a serious accident. It's ...

  10. Symptoms

    If you have binge eating disorder, you eat an extremely large amount of food within a 2 - hour period (a binge) at least 2 times a week on average for at least 6 months, are unable to control how much you eat during a binge, and feel very unhappy about bi

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