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Frequently Asked Q's

What is Depression? 

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: 

  • Irritability 

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Fatigue 

  • Guilt or unworthiness

  • Suicidal thoughts 

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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) 

  • Trouble concentrating 

  • Feeling weak and tired 

  • Sweating/Trembling 

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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 

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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

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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 

  • Dehydration 

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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 

  • Irritability and angry outbursts

  • Lack of or inability to sleep 

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