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Finding Relief From PTSD

Having problems dealing with memories of dangerous, deadly, or stressful situations is a hallmark of what it means to be alive. But if bad memories turn to relationship problems, avoidance, anger, and other dangerous symptoms, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thankfully, its worst symptoms can be managed.  What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor. Events

The Effect of Sleep on Bipolar Disorder

If you worked several overtime hours and experienced low moods, tiredness, and jumbled thoughts, you might be exhausted. But if those symptoms persist for months and don’t respond to self-help, you could have bipolar disorder. It’s a less prevalent illness than depression, but its symptoms are treatable. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental illness leading to swings in mood, energy, and whether you think clearly. BD sufferers experience high moods (mania)

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Is Depression A Disability?

Depression, also known by the names of clinical depression and major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition that can be severely debilitating. In some cases, yes, it can even be debilitating to count as a disability. Regarding Social Security Disability benefits, the official position of the Social Security Administration is that you must be “unable to perform any kind of work that you have done previously or for which you could be retrained. This includes being

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How Bipolar Disorder Feels

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme shifts in mood (either from high to low, or low to high). These high periods are known as manic episodes, while the low episodes are depressive episodes. It can be hard to diagnose bipolar disorder due to the mood shifts and its similarity to other mental health conditions, but there are signs and symptoms that make it easier to understand the difference. How Bipolar Disorder Feels Manic Episodes Being overly happy or seeming emotionally

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Are Depression and Sadness the Same Thing?

Depression and sadness – what is the difference? People sometimes confuse sadness with depression. Sadness is a normal human emotion that every person will feel throughout their lifetime. It is a natural reaction to things that give us emotional pain. Like our other emotions, sadness is only temporary and will go away in time. That sadness is temporary is what separates it from depression. Depression, on the other hand, is a long-term mental health disorder.

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Esketamine Gets Approval

If you have treatment-resistant depression, you can be among the first in Wisconsin to start on Esketamine… “This offers hope, in capital letters,” — Dennis Charney, dean of the Icahn School of Medicine in New York Esketamine, the first new drug based on ketamine, just gained FDA approval for patients with treatment resistant depression! Going by the name Spravato, esketamine spray is basically half of the ketamine compound- one side of mirror image ketamine molecules.  It works in the same way as IV

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