What is Depression?

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a mood disorder that involves persistent feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in daily activities. It can affect anyone anaging depression is crucial for improving mental well-being. Seeking professional help, such as therapy or counseling, is a key step. Medication may be prescribed in some cases. Additionally, adopting healthy lifestyle habits like regular exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient sleep can contribute to managing depressive symptoms. Connecting with a support system, whether it’s friends, family, or support groups, is essential. Remember, you don’t have to face depression alone, and help is available.

What is Bipolar disorder? 

Attachment trauma is a type of early relational trauma which happens when the healthy bond formation between a baby or child and their primary caregiver is disrupted. A strong attachment is built when caregivers consistently provide comfort, affection, and meet basic needs. However, a lack of affection or abusive behavious can result in attachment trauma.

We are here to educate, understand and help address attachment trauma as it is crucial for healthy relationships and emotional well-being.

What is Loss and grief and how to manage it?

Where there is loss, there is grief. It is a normal response to loss. When something or someone you love, to which you are attached, is taken away, the emotional suffering arising from its loss is grief. It is a big mix of challenging emotions, from anger to guilt to sadness. Your psychology and biology change in such situations, and the intensity of the loss varies with the intensity of the grief.

What is persistent depression and how is it different from major depression?

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are two common forms of depression, each with distinct characteristics.

PDD is diagnosed when symptoms persist for at least 2 years in adults, while MDD involves experiencing major depressive episodes separated by at least a 2-month gap.

Symptoms of PDD include feeling depressed or irritable, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, low energy, poor self-esteem, difficulty concentrating, and feelings of hopelessness. These symptoms can interfere with daily responsibilities and social activities, making it challenging to cope with stress.

On the other hand, MDD symptoms encompass a persistent depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, changes in weight or sleep patterns, restlessness or slowed movements, and thoughts of death. MDD can also lead to other mental health issues like panic disorders, social anxiety, and substance abuse.

Our team is trained in helping you manage these forms of depression as they can impact social functioning, work, and relationships. 

What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a mood disorder that affects some individuals during the premenstrual phase of their menstrual cycle. While it shares similarities with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), PMDD symptoms are more intense and can significantly disrupt daily life.

PMDD is believed to be caused by genetic factors that heighten sensitivity to sex hormones, impacting mood and overall well-being. Symptoms can include severe mood swings, feelings of sadness, irritability, low energy, and in severe cases, may even increase the risk of suicide.

Treatment options for PMDD include medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments, along with practicing self-care techniques. 

 

 

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