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Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that cause psychological distress due to changes in high and low mood. These mood changes usually occur for a longer period of time that causes extreme anxiety and a depressive condition.

Acute Stress Disorder

Acute Stress Disorder is a temporary psychological disorder characterized by the severe impairment of a person’s normal functioning due to an extreme stressor. It is a reaction, in excess of what can normally be expected to an extremely stressful event. Acute Stress Disorder can be recognized by feelings of anxiety, numbness, avoidance, depression and agitation. Some may also experience feelings of disconnection from reality or from one’s mind or body, and some may have intrusive... Read more about Acute Stress Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD refers to a chronic disorder that is obvious in childhood and is characterized by persistent pattern of hyperactivity, being impulsive and unable to pay full attention or focus on task or activities. And with these symptoms, it will be difficult for children to perform well academically, emotionally or even in social... Read more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is an acute mental illness characterized by severe mood swings that can result in distractions in one’s life. These remarkable mood swings are seen as very high feelings or being energetic then suddenly switching to being sad and miserable and then back... Read more about Bipolar Disorder

Dysthymic Disorder

Dysthymic Disorder is a chronic disorder characterized by a depressed mood that lasts most of the day and is present continuously, without periods of relief. The most typical features of Dysthymic Disorder are feelings of inadequacy, guilt, irritability, anger, withdrawal from society, loss of interest, inactivity, and lack of... Read more about Dysthymic Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition where a person manifests excessive and irrational worry, which is often disproportionate to the actual source of the worry. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by chronic anxiety, intense tension, and exaggerated worry even when there is nothing to provoke it. Oftentimes, Generalized Anxiety Disorder interferes in the person’s daily functions. The intense anxiety is due to the person’s anticipation of catastrophic events, disasters, or because he or... Read more about Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is considered as a psychiatric disorder characterized by hostility, disobedience, purposefully irritating, and bothering others combined with defiant behavior against the authority, which is not normally within the bounds of normal childhood behavior. The condition is also known as oppositional disorder. The major characteristics of oppositional defiant disorder that the majority of patients seek treatment for are the child’s uncontrolled aggressiveness and purposeful act to... Read more about Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a clinical condition affecting women usually after childbirth. After giving birth, a woman undergoes normal postpartum emotional changes and it is important to distinguish it from a postpartum depression. The distinguishable features of a postpartum depression consist of the frequency, duration and intensity of the emotional changes felt by the... Read more about Postpartum Depression

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is a condition characterized by changes in the mood of a woman as well as the manifestation of physical symptoms associated with her menstrual cycle that can bring about a significant impact to her quality of life. However, while PMS can lead to considerable distress on the part of the individual, there is a tendency for some women to experience even more severe symptoms related to their menstrual cycle. This severe form of PMS is what is called premenstrual dysphoric... Read more about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that takes place during similar times each year. Also known as seasonal depression, it usually takes place during the winter when the day becomes shorter. An individual suffering from seasonal affective disorder feels depressed and fatigued during the attack. Come spring when there are longer days again, the person with seasonal affective disorder becomes relieved from their depression, returning to their normal mood and level of... Read more about Seasonal Affective Disorder