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1.  Depression Overview
Depression is a mood disorder. Learn about its causes, symptoms & treatments, and discover strategies for preventing depression. Continue reading!
Symptoms:
  • Binge eating
  • Binge drinking
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Nightmares
  • Depression
2.  Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that develops during adolescence or early adulthood. It is marked by a pattern of emotional instability, impulsive behavior, a distorted self-image, and unstabl...
Symptoms:
  • Binge eating
  • Poor hygiene
  • Aggressive outburst
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
3.  Alcoholism
Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence. It occurs when you drink so much over time that your body becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol use becomes the most important thing i...
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  • Sleep disturbance
  • Teeth grinding
  • Dehydration
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
4.  Menopause
Healthline demystifies menopause, a natural biological process that occurs in every woman's life, including the stages, menopause and perimenopause.
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  • Foul or strong urine odor
  • Body ache
  • Depression
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5.  Personality Disorder
Everyone has problems getting along with other people some of the time. Personality disorder is a term for several behavior patterns that make it consistently difficult for people to get along with others, regardless o...
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  • Irritable mood
  • Behavioral change
  • Volatile mood
  • Depressed mood
6.  Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective disorder is a psychological condition that comprises both psychosis (loss of contact with reality) and mood disorders (such as mania or depression). It is divided into two subtypes based on the type o...
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  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Catatonia
  • Irritable mood
  • Elevated mood
7.  Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression. People affected by SAD display symptoms of depression at the same time every year, typically during the fall and winter months. According to the America...
Symptoms:
  • Fidgeting
  • Weight gain
  • Lethargy
  • Malaise
  • Depression
8.  Acute Stress Disorder
In the weeks after a traumatic event, you may develop an anxiety disorder called acute stress disorder (ASD). ASD typically occurs within one month of a traumatic event. It lasts at least two days and up to one month...
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  • Fear
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Anxiety attack
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
9.  PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman's emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the month generally just before her menstrual period. PMS symptoms start five to 11 day...
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  • Loss of appetite
  • Self-depreciation
  • Ataxia
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Depression
10.  Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder. It first presents with problems of movement. Smooth and coordinated muscle movements of the body are made possible by a substance in the brain calle...
Symptoms:
  • Posture abnormal
  • Clumsiness
  • Early satiety
  • Head tremor
  • Depression
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