There is a tendency to use the word depression to describe periods or episodes of sadness that each of us experience from time to time. And for many of us, during these periods it is not always easy to discern where normal sorrow ends and clinical depression begins. Yet, anyone who has ever experienced an episode of major depression knows - at least after the depression has lifted - that what they feel is more than just ongoing or persistent sadness. According to doctors, clinical depression is an illness characterized by a cluster of feelings, thoughts and behaviors that are remarkably distinct from a person's normal range of feelings and functioning. Caused by a complex interaction of biologic, psychological and social factors, a major depressive disorder can make a person extremely sensitive to life circumstances, the least of which can throw him/her into total loss of hope. During a major depression, someone can become surrounded by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and emptiness, and these feelings can distort every thought and experience, making life seem hopeless and unworthy. Feelings of being deeply and continually deprived, unworthy, insignificant, and guilt-ridden build on feelings of sadness. At the same time, a person may feel chronically irritable, often exploding into anger and frustration. While a major depression may be triggered by some life event or circumstance, a person's mood reaction may seem greatly exaggerated. However, depression has less to do with life's events than with an individual's existing vulnerability to the condition. In some cases, someone may experience a major depression as a single episode, but in most cases, clinical depression tends to recur periodically, reactively or cyclically. A major depressive episode could possibly last up to two or more years. When someone experiences milder depressive episodes, this is called dysthymia. For someone suffering from dysthymia, certain life circumstances, such 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078434/bk_acx0_078434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For anybody familiar with the condition known as bipolar 2, you will probably know how difficult and distressing the condition can be. Bipolar 2 Disorder is a condition most commonly characterized by at least one hypomanic (happy) episode and one major depressive episode. Firstly, what is bipolar 2? Bipolar 2 disorder, is a type of mental illness that is very similar to bipolar 1 disorder. Typically, people suffering from bipolar 2 will experience severe mood swings and changes, alternating from periods of extreme lows, to highs over time. The only real difference between bipolar 1 and 2 is that in bipolar 2, the person suffering from the condition will never experience what is known as full on "mania" type highs. The less-intense elevated moods in bipolar 2 disorder are known as "hypomania" or hypomanic episodes. Generally, people suffering from bipolar 2 disorder will have, or will experience at least one hypomanic episode in their life. Unfortunately, people suffering from this condition also suffer spells of depression, sometimes quite severe. This is where the term "manic depression" comes from. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefanie Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010154/bk_acx0_010154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Depression is said to be reducing workforce efficiency worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, a whopping 300 million people are depressed globally. In the past year, 16.2 million American adults have experienced a major depressive episode. Do you now see the need for us to be well equipped to tackle it?The truth is that we are not to blame for this. Societal pressure and the struggle to achieve success has most of us sailing on this boat without the slightest clue as to where we are headed. Imagine a mother who has a 9-5 job waking up every day to prepare breakfast for the family, prepare the kids for school, rush off to work, pick the kids up from school, go grocery shopping, make dinner, and put the kids to bed. Imagine a daily routine as this five times a week. Imagine the stress such individual will be passing through day in day out. I am sure most of us will break down at times like these.The good news is that there are techniques and methods for you to go through this without feeling down and left out. You can channel all of that pain into a positive light and lead a very happy and accomplished life. In this book, you will learn tested and approved ways to feel your best and be the best version of yourself. There are tips on daily routines and how you can apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in all of your endeavors and have you reek of positivity.In this book, you will find a case study example of how Andy overcame his phobia by practicing one of the techniques explained in this book. A step-by-step guide has been prepared on how to tackle anxiety and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mental and physical wellbeing cannot be overemphasized. You deserve to be the best version of yourself. Why don’t you let us show you how? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betty Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157558/bk_acx0_157558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, the complete guide on how to overcoming anxiety has arrived. This audiobook consists of three books:Overcome Anxiety: Are you lооking for thаt еаѕу ассеѕѕ аnxiеtу trеаtmеnt tесhniԛuе? Thе аnѕwеr hаѕ bееn undеr уоur nоѕе аll аlоng, оr rаthеr, еvеrуwhеrе. It is nature's gift to асtuаllу give аnуоnе a wау tо calm thеir аnxiеtу аttасkѕ thrоugh thе аir thеу brеаthе. Anxiеtу in сhildrеn iѕ more соmmоn thаn уоu think. Thеrе аrе thousands оf раrеntѕ likе уоu ѕеаrсhing for hеlр with thеir аnxiоuѕ сhild. And it iѕ nоt аlwауѕ еаѕу tо find help. Whеn уоu hаvе аn аnxiоuѕ сhild, уоu knоw whаt it is likе wаnting tо hеlр уоur сhild, but not knоwing hоw. Thiѕ bооk iѕ thе kеу tо ѕоlving уоur panic аnd аxiеtу рrоbеlm.Stop Anxiety: Mоѕt реорlе whо suffer frоm аnxiеtу аnd раniс аttасkѕ аrе tоld bу thеir wеll-mеаning friеndѕ, dосtоrѕ, thеrарiѕtѕ, аnd psychiatrists to "manage" thеir аnxiеtу. Sоmе аrе рrеѕсribеd рillѕ in аn еffоrt tо calm thеir аnxiеtу dоwn. Brеаthing tесhniԛuеѕ, mindfulnеѕѕ, аnd mоrе аrе аdviѕеd as well. Needless tо say, thаt iѕn't a vеrу effective аррrоасh, аnd it nеvеr wаѕ. Anxiеtу аnd раniс аttасkѕ require a diffеrеnt ѕtrаtеgу - a соuntеrintuitivе оnе. Lеft uncontrolled, anxiety tеndѕ tо grоw mоrе аnd mоrе bесаuѕе оur аmуgdаlа (thе аnxiеtу сеntеr of оur brаin) bесоmеѕ hуреrасtivе аnd ѕееѕ mоrе аnd mоrе tо worry аbоut.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Depression is said to be reducing workforce efficiency worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, a whopping 300 million people are depressed, globally. In the past year, 16.2 million American adults have experienced a major depressive episode. Do you now see the need for us to be well equipped to tackle it?The truth is that we are not to blame for this. Societal pressure and the struggle to achieve success has most of us sailing on this boat without the slightest clue as to where we are headed. Imagine a mother who has a nine-to-five job waking up ev 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betty Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/169161/bk_acx0_169161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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This compact guide is packed with the latest knowledge on the assessment and treatment of persistent depressive disorders (PDDs) - the new DSM-5 diagnosis that amalgamates the categories dysthymic disorder (DD), chronic major depression (MDD), and DD with major depressive episode (MDE).Written by a leading expert, the book guides us through the complexities of assessing PDDs and the models for understanding how these difficult to identify and potentially life-threatening disorders develop and are maintained over long periods. It then outlines those therapies that have the strongest evidence base. The author goes on to explore in detail the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP), a treatment specifically developed for PDDs. This compelling integrated approach incorporates components of learning, developmental, interpersonal, and cognitive theory with aspects of interpersonal mindfulness. We are led expertly through the therapeutic process using clinical vignettes and practical tips, with particular attention paid to identifying the assessment and therapy methods most valuable in CBASP. Printable tools in the appendices can be used in daily practice.This book is of interest to clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and students.
This book presents a new perspective on so far neglected important areas in clinical sport psychology and sport psychiatry. The authors use the results of an empirical qualitative and transcultural study, to evaluate post psychological traumata of physical injury in sport. An ethnically homogenous sample (n=7) of Chinese athletes suffering from sport injury and achievement stagnation identified by key informants was included. Symptoms of case 2 met criteria for Major Depressive Episode in DSM IV TR, and Heart Kidney Deficiency Depression in TCM. Case 6 suffered from Adjustment Disorders with Anxiety and Depression, and Heart Spleen Deficiency Depression and Pain, case 7 had a history of Adjustment Disorders with Anxiety and Depression and Dysthymic Disorder, Heart Spleen Deficiency Depression. The book speaks to professionals in sport sciences, sociology, psychology and medicine. It specifically is of relevance for coaches, athletes, sport managers, mental training counselors and to anyone who is interested in serious sport practice.
Cyclothymia (pronounced / sa kl a mi , s kl -/) is a mood disorder and a form of bipolar disorder. It is defined in the bipolar spectrum. Specifically, this disorder is a milder form of bipolar II disorder consisting of recurrent mood disturbances between hypomania and dysthymic mood. A single episode of hypomania is sufficient to diagnose cyclothymic disorder, however, most individuals also have dysthymic periods. The diagnosis of cyclothymic disorder is never made when there is a history of mania or major depressive episode or mixed episode. The lifetime prevalence of cyclothymic disorder is 0.4-1%. The rate appears equal in men and women, though women more often seek treatment.
This thesis describes the epidemiology of (chronic) major depression in a general population study (NEMESIS, the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study). The course of major depression is very heterogenous but almost 20% of those with a diagnosis of major depression have a chronic course. Illness-related factors (severity of the depressive episode, prior episodes and their duration) are the strongest predictors of a longer duration of depression. These findings have important implication for treatment.