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Bipolar Disorder: Key Facts

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which your mood can swing very high, or very low, for weeks or months. It used to be called Manic Depression. Your mood can be: low with intense depression and despair  high or ‘manic’ with elation, over-activity or anger a ‘mixed state’ with symptoms of depression and mania. Bipolar disorder is less common than depression. …

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Bereavement: key facts

Introduction Bereavement is our experience of grief when someone we care about has died. It isn’t just one feeling but a range of different emotions. We feel them most in the months – often up to 2 years, sometimes longer – after the death. After this, although life is very different, most people manage to come to …

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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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