Depression,What I Know

What is Depression? Clinical depression goes by many names, such as “the blues,” biological or clinical depression, and a major depressive episode. But all of these names refer to the same thing: feeling sad and depressed for weeks or months on end — not just a passing blue mood of a day or two. This... Continue Reading →

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Panic Disorder Symptoms

People with panic disorder have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly, most often with no warning. The frequency and severity of panic symptoms can vary widely. A person with this condition usually can’t predict when an attack will occur, and so many develop intense anxiety between episodes, worrying when and where the next... Continue Reading →

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Introduction to PTSD Symptoms & Treatment

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that can occur when a person has directly experienced — or even just witnessed — an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event. People with PTSD usually have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once... Continue Reading →

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptons

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by symptoms that include: trouble organizing tasks, being easily distracted, avoiding things that take effort, an inability to sustain attention on a task, and problems with follow-through. Hyperactivity (fidgeting, excessive talking, restlessness) and impulsivity (difficulty waiting one’s turn or with patience, interrupting others) may also be symptoms of... Continue Reading →

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