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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Other symptoms include:
Guilt or unworthiness
Can you tell me about anxiety?
Feeling nervous is a part of every day life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Common symptoms include:
Feeling restless or tense
Increased heart rate
Hyperventilation (Breathing Rapidly)
Feeling weak and tired
Substance Abuse + Addiction
Addiction is a complex condition- a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. The most common substances used are alcohol and drugs. Symptoms include:
Impaired control: a craving or strong urge to use the substance.
Social problems: substance use causes failure to complete major tasks at work, school or home.
Risky use: substance is used in risky settings.
Drug effects: tolerance (need for larger amounts to get the same effect); withdrawal symptoms
Do I have Postpartum Depression?
Postpartum is moderate to severe depression in a woman after she has given birth. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later.
Common triggers include:
Changes in your body from pregnancy and delivery
Changes in work and social relationships
Having less time and freedom for yourself
Lack of sleep
Worries about your ability to be a good mother
What is an eating disorder?
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are illnesses where people experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. What to look for:
Limited food intake
Fear of being "fat"
Severe loss of weight
Frequent vomiting or purging
What is PTSD?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.
Repeated memories or dreams of event
Avoidance of remembering event
Negative thoughts and feelings towards self and others