Depression

Depression and Other Mood Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes significant changes or shifts in mood, energy, sleep, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. People with bipolar disorder experience periods of unusual and intense emotion that are drastically different from their typical moods and behaviors. Proper diagnosis and treatment help people with bipolar disorder lead healthy and productive lives.


Articles/Fact Sheets:

 
This article discusses common symptoms of clinical depression in teenagers and how to reach out to a teenager who may have depression and is in need of help.
 
This is a fact sheet for caregivers of those with depression to help them understand this condition. It gives definitions, treatment options, and resources.
 
This is a fact sheet for young adults interested in knowing more about depression. It gives definitions, treatment options, and resources.
 
The article discusses signs of depression and how to help a friend or family member who may have depression.
 
This article offers tips on how to support a friend who may have depression.
 
This is a fact sheet for caregivers of those with bipolar disorder to help them understand this condition. It gives definitions, treatment options, and resources.
 
This fact sheet is for young adults who want to understand what bipolar disorder is. It includes definitions of the disorder, signs and symptoms, treatment approaches, and ways to manage, along with resources for support.
 
This article explains Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is most commonly experienced during the Winter. It also outlines tips for managing it.
 
This brochure outlines the symptoms of depression, warning signs, explores treatment options, and provides suggestions on best-practices for self-care.
 
This article describes the symptoms of depression and discusses possible treatment options.

Videos:
 

What is Depression?
Educator Helen Farrell provides a short video discussing some of the symptoms and differences between feeling depressed and having clinical depression.

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What is Bipolar Disorder?
Educator Helen Farrell discusses symptoms and different types of bipolar disorder in this video.

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Comedian Storyteller Bill Bernat uses humor and compassion to detail some practical do's and don'ts for talking to people who are living with depression.
 
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