Conflict, if managed appropriately, can be a valuable tool in the development of any DBSA chapter.
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Treatment for depression and bipolar disorder usually includes four elements: talk therapy, medication, peer support, and a personal wellness plan. Sometimes, though, these standard treatments don’t help… or don’t help enough. As a result, researchers are turning to new technologies in search of more effective treatments.
The problem is that the more times your amygdala is exposed to cortisol, the more sensitive it becomes to it. What happens is that cells inside the amygdala grow more of the receptor molecules that the cortisol molecules attach to. This means you need less threat for the amygdala to send a fear signal and light up the alarms all over your body. It creates a vicious circle, where every time something threatens us, we become more sensitive to threats… The more often you are scared, the more easily you get scared.
Understanding Hospitalization for Mental Health Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance We’ve been there. We can help. If you have severe symptoms of illness like depression or bipolar disorder, a brief stay in the hospital can help you stabilize. This brochure is intended to help you through your hospitalization. Some ideas may be useful to you; […]
Coping With Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma National DMDA does not endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication. For advice about specific treatments or medications, individuals should consult their physicians and/or mental health care providers. Responding to Traumatic Events When we witness or experience a traumatic event, such as an act […]
Support Alliance We’ve been there. We can help. If you or someone you know is experiencing mood swings, persistent sadness or anxiety, or having trouble sleeping or eating, you might have decided it’s time to seek help. If symptoms like these have started to interfere with your work, social or personal life—or if you experience a […]
More than 20 million American adults live with depression, or an estimated 10% of the U.S. population. 2.3 million live with bipolar disorder. If you’re suffering from bipolar disorder or depression, you’re simply not alone. In women ages 40-59, 1 in 4 are now taking antidepressants.
So what can you do? One key tool with remarkable efficacy are support groups, and there’s a real science behind this. It is a means to deal with a largely genetic condition by creating an environment that changes gene expression.
A Personal Guide We’ve been there. We can help. If you or someone you know is experiencing mood swings, persistent sadness or anxiety, or having trouble sleeping or eating, you might have decided it’s time to seek help. If symptoms like these have started to interfere with your work, social or personal life—or if you experience a sudden […]
Electroshock can also be fatal. Estimates of ECT-related death rates vary widely. Professional journals are disinclined to publish reports or studies of ECT-related deaths. Not since 1957 has any journal published a large-scale study of ECT-related deaths (see in the text Impastato’s first entry in 1957).