What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

If you or a loved one suffers from the “winter blues,” you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) While some people might experience low moods and energy during the summer months, seasonal affective disorder usually strikes people during the late fall and winter. Also, women are much more likely than men to experience this type [&hellip

What Is The Meaning Of Bipolar Disorder?

Until recent years, many people had not heard the term bipolar disorder. This is because “manic depression” was a more commonly used medical term for people suffering from extreme mood swings. Someone with bipolar disorder has a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes him to swing from deep depression to extreme elation or mania. [&hellip

Which Antidepressants Increase The Risk Of Brain Bleeds?

Bleeding in the brain of any kind is a relatively rare, but life-threatening event. Contrary to popular belief, brain bleeds are not just caused by physical trauma or injury such as an assault or a motor vehicle accident. Recently released research links some common antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Celexa to an increased risk [&hellip

What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

The term borderline personality disorder has been around since before the 1980s film “Fatal Attraction.” In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. However, the term itself is sometimes considered demeaning and is widely misunderstood even in the medical community. Borderline typically meant at the border between neurosis and psychosis, though [&hellip

Should Pregnant Women Avoid Antidepressants?

The newer SSRI class of antidepressants such as Prozac and Paxil are generally considered safer for all people than older tricyclic drugs such as Elavil and Pamelor. However, the results of a study released by “Human Reproduction” in fall 2012 reveal that pregnant women should strongly consider not taking any antidepressants while expecting. The importance [&hellip

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