4 Differences Between Clinical Depression and Post-partum Depression

4 Differences Between Clinical Depression and Post...

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), post-partum depression is similar to clinical (or major) depression. In fact, post-partum depression “exists as a part of the spectrum of clinical depression, yet it has a modifier for...
Teens and Recognizing Depression

Teens and Recognizing Depression

Teenagers are recognized for their rapidly shifting hormone levels and moods, which affects their everyday disposition and behavior. The unexplainable shifts in behavior and mood in teens is largely in part to the chemical changes that occur from puberty. The constant fluctuation in...
The Difference Between Depression and Feeling Down

The Difference Between Depression and Feeling Down

Everyone experiences difficult times of life that lead to feelings of sadness, grief, or even hopelessness. Sadness and grief are natural responses to painful life events, responses that many people mistake for depression. People often use the word “depression” to describe the process...
Prenatal Depression and Alcohol Abuse

Prenatal Depression and Alcohol Abuse

For many women being pregnant is a joyous event. However as much as a woman might want to be pregnant, there are physical, emotional and hormonal changes that can contribute to depression. Physical Contributors to Depression during Pregnancy Even though we can logically understand that we...
Depression and Alcoholism after the Loss of a Husband

Depression and Alcoholism after the Loss of a Husb...

Feeling depressed after the death of a loved one is a normal part of the grieving process. Processing these feelings in a healthy way is vital to preventing addiction and clinical depression. Although many people are tempted to turn to alcohol as a way to cope with feelings of sadness,...
Mothers with Bipolar Disorder and an Addiction Problem

Mothers with Bipolar Disorder and an Addiction Pro...

Formerly known as manic depression, bipolar disorder creates times of elevated levels of energy often accompanied by impulsiveness followed by periods of extreme depression. Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally and usually appears between ages 15 – 25, but for a mother with...