It's in Your Mind

Depression (Unipolar Depressive Disorder)
• What it is: An illness characterized by lackluster energy and a general lack of interest in life. Often recurrent or even chronic
• Symptoms: Poor self-esteem; a sense of sadness, dejection or hopelessness without any clear cause; suicidal thoughts
• How it's treated: With antidepressant medications such as Prozac and/or psychotherapy, through which patients can learn to overcome — among other things — their negative self-image

Manic Depression (Bipolar Affective Disorder)
• What it is: Alternating bouts of mania and depression
• Symptoms: Feeling dramatically more active, confident...

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