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Posts Tagged ‘depression’

What is Bipolar Disorder?

In general, bipolar disorder can be defined as a mood disorder with extreme and episodic shifts in a person’s mood and behavior. The mood shifts range from depression to hypomania and mania.Bipolar disorder is defined by subtypes, which include bipolar I, II and mixed episode. Understanding the differences between these subtypes, however, can sometimes be confusing as they tend to share similarities in symptoms.Similarities of Bipolar I and Bipolar II. For instance, depressive episodes for type I…

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Talking Back to Your Inner Critic – Samantha Pekh

All of us have an inner critic and many of us are unaware of how strong this inner critic is and its influence on us. The inner critic’s voice is the automatic thoughts that run through our minds so quickly that we often do not actually hear them. The words of the inner critic are like the words on an old tape or record that continues to play in our heads, sometimes playing louder, sometimes playing quietly, but always having an impact on us. This inner critic can lead to increased anxiety,…

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