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What is High-Functioning Depression?

When we discuss mental illness, we normally discuss a person whose life is almost completely debilitated due to their condition. In the case of a high-functioning person (or high-functioning mental illness), this isn’t necessarily the case. People who struggle with high-functioning depression are able to get around day-to-day life activities. However, within themselves, they are

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14 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

People who struggle with bipolar disorder suffer from extreme high and low mood swings. During the highs, one will experience a sense of mania. During the lows, one will feel a period of depression.¹ If you believe you or someone you love suffers from bipolar disorder, you’re not alone. Nearly 2.6% of Americans currently struggle

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7 Habits of Depression

The rate of depression is growing at an astounding rate. And the more people who suffer from it, the more keep their mental health condition to themselves [1]. The secretive behavior of depression can leave a loved one frantically concerned. Always on the lookout for a sign that may pinpoint how this person feels. And

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How to Manage Bipolar Depressive Episodes

People with bipolar disorder go through what’s known as episodes. These periods of both high and low feelings that come with their own respected set of symptoms [1]. People in a low period experience symptoms similar to standard depression. Feeling as though they aren’t themselves and having difficulty doing things they’d like. Luckily, there are

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8 Ways to Cope With a Depressive Episode

Though some people suffer from major depression (or major depressive disorder) year-round, others experience episodes of the mental illness [1]. These are periods of two weeks or more where symptoms of depression are relentless. So much so, it can negatively affect important aspects of your life, including school and work. Furthermore, though these symptoms eventually leave,

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Bipolar Disorder and Romance: How to Manage

Many people with bipolar disorder tend to not mention the condition when they first meet somebody. But as symptoms persist, it becomes inevitable people with the mental illness must reveal their dark secret. When it comes to relationships, handling a loved one’s bipolar disorder can be extremely difficult. The manic episodes a person goes through often

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The Depravity of His Mind

There was this one time when I was a child. My family and I had taken a vacation to San Diego. I was boogie boarding when suddenly, on the beach’s distant shore, I saw my father and mother screaming my way. A moment of fear struck me simply because I trusted their distress. I turned

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