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The Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD)

To some, the change of seasons brings difficulties in the form of symptoms such as difficulty getting up in the morning, irritability, loss of energy or drowsiness during the day, increase in appetite, increase in weight, and feeling sad or depressed. While it is normal to have to deal with some adjustment to daylight savings […]

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Cyclothymia or Bipolar 3 Disorder

            Cyclothymia, also known as Bipolar disorder type 3, is a mood disorder, and a relative of the widely recognized bipolar disorder.   It’s often misunderstood or misdiagnosed as clinical depression and not readily distinguished from Bipolar 1 and 2.  Cyclothymia causes disruptive, involuntary mood swings as in bipolar 1 and […]

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Generation Sandwich: Pressed and stressed

              If you are between the ages of 40 and 60, you’ve likely found yourself compressed between the competing demands of your dependent children and elderly parents.  The term Sandwich Generation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents […]

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