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Why Am I Still Depressed? Recognizing and Managing the Ups by Jim Phelps

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By Jim Phelps

Attempted every little thing yet nonetheless no longer feeling better?

If your melancholy retains coming again or is even getting worse, then you definately can be struggling with bipolar II or “soft” bipolar disease. quite often misdiagnosed, those temper issues are characterised by way of ordinary bouts of melancholy in addition to nervousness, irritability, temper swings, sleep difficulties, or intrusive thoughts.

Why Am I nonetheless Depressed? exhibits you the way to spot when you have a nonmanic kind of bipolar illness and the way to paintings together with your healthcare professional to securely and successfully deal with it.

Author James R. Phelps, M.D., can provide the newest instruments and information so that you can:

- comprehend the temper Spectrum, a robust new software for diagnosis
- recognize your entire cures, together with mood-stabilizing drugs and research-tested psychotherapies
- learn the capability risks of taking antidepressant medications
- deal with your with workout and way of life changes
- support friends and family with this comprehend their prognosis and locate treatment

About the Author:
James R. Phelps, M.D., has been practising psychiatry for greater than fifteen years and makes a speciality of treating bipolar affliction. He speaks on bipolar ailment in the course of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Phelps has authored magazine articles for American magazine of medication, educational Psychiatry, magazine of Affective issues, and educational drugs.

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August Homburger (1926) stated that childhood schizophrenia is characterized by withdrawal, negativism, and strange and unexpected behavior. Today, we call these ‘‘negative’’ symptoms. He also stated that delusions are rare, especially in young children. Homburger believed that schizophrenia had at least two manifestations: a slow retarded hebephrenic form with cognitive deterioration and an acute catatonic form. According to Homburger, children also manifest premorbid characteristics and can be divided into three groups on the basis of these characteristics: (i) children with a premorbid normal development, good intellectual functions, and no character anomalies; (ii) children with premorbid mental retardation; and (iii) children who have normal intellectual functions but have character anomalies and display some types of strange behavior.

Classificationaccording to ICD-10 In ICD-10, schizophrenia is defined as a disorder ‘‘characterized in general by fundamental and characteristic distortions of thinking and perception, and by inappropriate or blunted affect. Clear consciousness and intellectual capacity are usually maintained, although certain cognitive deficits may evolve in the course of time. The disturbance involves the most basic functions that give the normal person a feeling of individuality, uniqueness, and self-direction’’ (WHO, 1992, p.

These subdivisions have also influenced the multiaxial classification systems of the International Classification of Diseases on the basis of ICD-9 and ICD-10 (WHO, 1992) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-III-R and DSM-IV) (APA, 1987, 1994). Both DSM and ICD differentiate between childhood autism (ICD-10) resp. autistic disorder (DSM-IV), childhood schizophrenia, and early childhood dementia subsumed under the headline ‘‘Other childhood disintegrative disorder’’ resp.

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