Depression Bipolar Disorder
By Lauryn Feinstein
Signs and Symptoms: Depression
- loss of interest in usual activities
- sad or irritable mood
- loss of energy or fatigue
- feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- sleeping too much or inability to sleep
- drop in grades and inability to concentrate
- inability to experience pleasure
- appetite loss or overeating
- anger, worry, and anxiety
- thoughts of death or suicide
How is it Diagnosed?
There is no definite diagnosis. There are no tests and it is commonly mistaken for illness.
How is it Treated?
It is treated by making a plan with doctors called a medical plan. There is also a medicine called a mood stabilizer. Along with that, there are counseling and psychotherapy.
- It is genetic
- It involves environmental factors