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Glossary for Dysthymia/seasonal depression disorder, PND

  • Alcoholism: Alcoholism is the compulsive urge to drink alcohol despite knowing the negative impact on one's health.
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are persistent and excessive feelings of fear, worry or uneasiness that are significant enough to have an impact on day-to-day life. Excessive anxiety can have repercussions on physical and mental health. There are a number of different subtypes of anxiety disorders such as General anxiety, Social anxiety, Phobias, Hypochondria and Obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Cocaine abuse: Stimulant drug with various effects
  • Delusional disorder: Persisting delusional beliefs
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Hopelessness: feeling despair
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Major depressive disorder: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of a major episode of depression
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Behavioral disorder with obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts.
  • Panic disorder: It is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood.
  • Personality disorders: A group of psychiatric disorders that are characterised but abnormal dysfunctional personalities
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event.
  • Puerperal psychosis: An acute mental illness which occurs to a mother following childbirth
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Sleep apnea: Childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
  • Social phobia: Excessive anxiety in social situations.
  • Substance induced mood disorder: A substance induced mood disorder is characterized by depressions or manic episodes which develop during either a time when the person is taking a medication which causes the depression or the manic symptoms, a time when the person is intoxicated by a drug ,a time when the person is withdrawing from an intoxicating drug.
  • Summer affective disorder: Seasonal affective disorder is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or, less frequently, in the summer, repeatedly, year after year.
  • Weeping: Inappropriate crying of non-infant


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