Identifying the symptoms of ‘smiling’ depression

Identifying the symptoms of ‘smiling’ depression

A few common symptoms are often associated with depression such as feeling low, sad, hopeless and irritated. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), there were approximately 16.1 million adults in the United States who had at least one major depressive episode in 2014. The symptoms of depression are not always the same for every individual. They vary from person to person based on the type of depression such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or psychotic disorder.

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Irritability in recovered bipolar disorder patients linked to greater morbidity and depression recurrence

Irritability in recovered bipolar disorder patients linked to greater morbidity and depression recurrence

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental health disorder characterized by severe mood swings. Its symptoms include aggression, anxiety, impulsivity, depression, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and mood swings. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), bipolar disorder affects approximately 2.6 percent of the U.S. population.

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Screening tools used to detect depression in children may not be accurate: Study

Screening tools used to detect depression in children may not be accurate: Study

Depression is a debilitating disease that makes it difficult for patients to carry out their daily tasks. Even children and teenagers with depression show disruptive behavior that may adversely impact their normal activities. Depression has been found to affect many children worldwide with nearly 2.8 million adolescents, aged between 12 and 17 years, being afflicted with major depressive disorder in 2014, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Assessing the efficiency of instruments used to detect depression in children

Diagnosis of depression may be challenging considering its symptoms usually resemble signs of other mental illnesses. In order to facilitate timely […] Read more