Depression

What is depression?

  • Depression is a mood disorder.
  • We all experience sadness from time to time, especially when we are passing through difficult circumstances. Depression however, is more intense and long-lasting than ordinary sadness.
  • Depression often interferes with a person’s daily activities.
  • Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses. It can affect anyone.
  • Women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from depression.

Alcohol/Substance abuse


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Useful links on alcohol/substance use 

https://www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/depression/

https://www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/ptsd/

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

What is deep brain stimulation (DBS)?

  • A new brain stimulation procedure approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for chronic and treatment resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • A pulse generator, similar to a heart pacemaker and implanted under the chest, sends electrical pulses into the brain.
  • Electrodes implanted in your brain activate regions thought to be associated with your OCD.

Conduct disorder


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Bipolar disorder

What is bipolar disorder?

  • Bipolar disorder is a chronic and disruptive disorder. It is characterized by abnormal changes in mood that range between depression and mania (feeling high). 
  • These mood changes are different and much more severe than what individuals may normally experience during their everyday life.
  • In the phase of depression, you mostly feel a loss of interest in activities and people, as well as feelings of sadness and fatigue.
  • In the mania phase, you experience feelings of euphoria, which is intense happiness.

Autism

What is autism?

Autism is a disorder related to the neurodevelopmental development of a child. It affects:
  • Social interaction
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Behavior

While it is usually diagnosed around 16 months of age or even before, some children are diagnosed at an older age.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a common treatable childhood disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention.

Separation anxiety disorder


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Social anxiety disorder (SAD)


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Panic disorder

What is a Panic Disorder?

  • A panic attack is when an individual experiences an episode of sudden overwhelming fear that occurs with no apparent causes.
  • Panic attacks are the core feature of panic disorders.
  • People suffering from a panic disorder experience occasional panic attacks and live in constant fear of experiencing one in the future. This fear may can make lead to social isolation and avoid of certain places so that they prevent a panic attack from occurring.

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