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Depression: key facts

IntroductionDepression is very common – one in five people become depressed at some point intheir lives. Anyone can get low, but someone is said to be suffering from depressionwhen these feelings don’t go away quickly or become so bad they interfere with theireveryday life.Depression can last for a few months. You can get better, only …

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and hyperkinetic disorder

Introduction ‘Attention deficit (ADD)’, ‘attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)’, ‘hyperkinetic disorder’ and ‘hyperactivity’ are various terms used by people and professionals. These differences in terminology can sometimes cause confusion. All the above terms describe the problems of children who are hyperactive and have difficulty concentrating. What are attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and hyperkinetic disorder? ADHD is a …

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