Cognitive impairment in depression

Cognitive changes mean disturbances in the processes of attention, perception, thinking, memory. Slowing down of the processes of perception, a decrease in its brightness (in particular, the vagueness of visual sensations), difficulties in processing new information, difficulty concentrating, a high level of absent – mindedness are quite typical symptoms of depression . In a depressed state, intellectual processes are inhibited, curiosity, inquisitiveness disappear, intelligence, resourcefulness, and […]

Postpsychotic depression

Post-schizophrenic depression (F20.4) is observed in at least 25% of patients (Knights A., Hirsch S., 1981). To diagnose it, it is necessary that the symptoms of depression as a consequence of a psychotic episode of schizophrenia last at least two years. The factors contributing to the development of this variant of schizophrenia are loneliness, social isolation, depressive states in the family members of the patient. Factors contributing to the development […]

Reactive depression

Stress, especially prolonged and personally significant, is the main cause of reactive depression, which is why they are so common. Trauma often cause severe events – “blows of fate” – causing depressive reactions, which, in fact, nel – Gia considered a mental illness . For such a “shock” must first of all include the loss of a loved chelove – ka – his demise. It has been observed that men […]

Depression classification

The classification of depression emphasizes recurrent depressive disorder with recurrent depressive episodes . In the classification of depression, chronic mood disorders, or persistent mood disorders, namely dysthymia, are also distinguished . For dysthymia is characterized by chronic depressed mood on against – a several year, the severity or duration of episodes is not sufficient for […]

Depressive episode

Studies have symptoms of depression , with one hand, and the dia development – gnostic methods – with the other, lead to the need for the most accurate classification of its various forms – it helps to fine-Diagne – Stick and effective treatment of depression. The classification is in on – standing development that may be due not only to the continuous development of science, but it and the fact that in today’s world depression covers more wide […]

Depression in age

In Depending on the person’s age depression is manifested in many ways. Even before the middle of the last century, it was believed that children and adolescents were not exposed to it. Now scientific opinion has changed … Perhaps this is set to “global trend” to rejuvenate the majority of mental illness in the old days is not usually advancing before his “Regulations SRO – ka”. Some scientists even began to believe […]

Bipolar depression therapy

Placebo control showed a pronounced efficacy of modern drugs – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Moreover, the exacerbation of the disease (in rather rare cases) during their intake occurs with an equally low frequency, regardless of whether the patient took the drug, or a dummy-placebo, whether he received treatment from a psychotherapist. Antidepressants should be prescribed in a psychiatric hospital for the treatment of bipolar depression in a strictly differentiated manner, with […]

Bipolar Depression Clinic

Bipolar disorder begins with a depressive state in more than half of patients, which requires careful analysis to exclude symptomatic similar ailments. Symptoms of bipolar depression The clinical picture of bipolar depression observed retardation, severe drowsiness, and in the time, such as when the recurrence (recurrent, severe) depression may occur expressed vegetative symptoms (inner tension, headache, heaviness in the chest, lack of appetite, sleep disturbances). With BD […]

Latent depression

Latent depressions are somatized (with external manifestations of physical disorders) mental disorders, which have been described in the boundaries of affective pathology since the last third of the 19th century . To date, it has become apparent that somatized mental disorders are observed in mild and atypical depression. Indeed, there is now an increase in the number of somatized , erased depressions. However, this does not mean at all that the number of these […]

Nutrition for depression

Everyone knows that nutrition affects the state of the body as a whole. The level of cholesterol, the state of the musculoskeletal system, and even the risk of cancer of one or another organ depend , among other things, on how a person eats. Increasingly, scientists are finding a connection between what we eat and the state of our emotional background. Dr. Wurtman (University of Massachusetts) claims that […]