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Mental Health: Finding the Help You Need
Mental Health: Finding the Help You Need When your life spins out of control, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. The American Psychological Association recommends you seek the help of a trained mental health professional if: You constantly worry. You feel trapped. You aren't getting any better with self-help. You feel as if you can't handle things alone. Your feelings are affecting your job, relationships, or sleep or eating habits. Other reasons to seek help: Someone who knows you wel...
Late-Life Depression Quiz
Late-Life Depression Quiz Older adults often suffer from depression because they do not know the symptoms. Or they do not want to talk with their health care provider about it. Also friends and family may think that the symptoms of depression are just a passing mood. Depression is a medical illness. Learn more about depression in older adults by taking this quiz. 1. Depression is a natural part of growing older. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Depression is not a norm...
Seasonal Affective Disorder Quiz
Take the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Quiz If you notice you feel depressed when the seasons change, you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is marked by periods of depression followed by periods of normal or high mood the rest of the year. Take this quiz to learn more. 1. People with seasonal affective disorder feel sad only during the winter. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is People with SAD have depression during a certain season of the ye...
Stress Quiz
What Do You Know About Stress? Slow traffic. Screaming children. A job interview. A crumbling marriage. Any of these could be a stressful situation. We all face stress in our lives, and some days are more stressful than others. Stress can take its toll on our physical and mental health. Learn more about stress and its effects by taking this multiple-choice quiz. 1. Which gland in your body is responsible for the stress response? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is When yo...
A Workable Guide to Good Mental Health
Depression Risk Assessment
Depression Risk Assessment Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from depression. More women than men suffer from this health condition. Major depression is an illness that affects a person's body, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Certain things can trigger an episode of depression. They include a stressful life event, genetics, physical illness, medications, drug or alcohol abuse, or hormone levels. Any one of these factors, or a combination of them, can make depression more likely. The following ques...
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