Mood Disorders and Suicide
What are the symptoms of depressive disorders?
Depressive disorders, also known as mood disorders, are a group of mental health conditions that can cause persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities. These disorders can range from mild to severe and can interfere with a person’s ability to function in their daily life. It is important to recognize the symptoms of a depressive…Read More »
Depression Theories and Treatments
This Discovery Channel clip explains theories about what may cause depression and what treatments are available. Scientists evaluate electrical impulses in the brain and how they affect emotions. Evie, a woman who was so depressed she attempted suicide, exemplifies how Prozac keeps depression at bay. What are some of the events that can spark depression? How does Prozac work?Read More »
Choosing a Psychotherapist
When it comes to seeking help for mental health issues, choosing a psychotherapist can be a daunting task. After all, this person will be responsible for helping you work through some of the most difficult and personal aspects of your life. It is important to find someone who is qualified, experienced, and a good fit for your needs and personality.…Read More »
Once known as manic depression, bipolar disorder affects nearly 6 million adults. Risk factors, symptoms, and latest treatments available are discussed in this AnswersTV.com clip. One in five bipolar patients commits suicide, but many are able to live a normal life using a combination of medications and psychosocial interactions. Bipolar disorder consists of two mood states: energized mania and deep…Read More »
This short video describes Dysthymic or Persistent Depressive Disorder. What kind of disorder is dysthymic disorder? What characterizes this disorder? Does this video accurately show those behaviors and attitudes?Read More »
Suicide Trend in Palo Alto, California?
Recently, four students committed suicide in Palo Alto, CA, within six months of each other. All of them threw themselves in front of a commuter train. Three attended the same high school. John Blackstone reports on the incidents and the communitys reaction. Some parents and students think depressed students (or those desperate for attention) see suicide as a way to…Read More »
Teen Commits Suicide with Live Web Audience
A south Florida college student took his own life in front of a live web audience. His sister said when he was around people he seemed very happy. Abraham Biggs took pills and lay down on his bed while viewers watched him die. Biggs struggled with bipolar disorder and told others of his suicide plans. How does suicidal behavior differ…Read More »