CLINICAL DEPRESSION : MAJOR, POST – PARTUM, ATYPICAL, MELANCHOLIC, PRESISTENT


You’ve probably come out of a particularly sad movie and said something like: “Man, that was depressing.”. In this case, you’re talking about how, at that moment, the movie made you feel sad, discouraged, hopeless, or anxious. You probably wouldn’t say something like: “Man, that movie was clinically depressing.” The latter expression refers to a […]

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Schizophrenia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology


Schizo means split, and phrenia, in this case refers to the mind. Even though schizophrenia can be interpreted to mean “splitting of the mind”, it does not refer to a split personality, like some media sources might portray, but rather schizophrenia describes a scattered or fragmented pattern of thinking. Schizophrenia’s actually a syndrome, meaning there’re […]

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SCHRIZOPHRENIA – DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER/MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER


It’s perhaps the most stigmatized and misunderstood psychological disorder of them all, even among psychologists. Maybe because it’s pretty rare, affecting about 1% of the population, schizophrenia causes more anxiety in the media, in the public, and even in doctors offices than any other mental illness. As a result, its sufferers have often been shunned, […]

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