Major depressive disorder (MDD) (also known as clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or unipolar disorder; or as recurrent depression in the case of repeated episodes) is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. This cluster of symptoms (syndrome) was named, described and classified as one of the mood disorders in the 1980 edition of the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual. The term "depression" is ambiguous.
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    … Probation is an alternative to going to jail or prison. Instead of being incarcerated, the person remains free for the amount of time they’re sentenced to probation. Typically, probation is ordered for one to three years, but sometimes longer. Texas two types of probation: straight probation and deferred adjudication. Have you violated…

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  • Disfigurement Caused by a Personal Injury

    … to lessen the psychological effects of disfigurement, including reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and prosthesis. While these types of treatment options are usually considered elective in nature, you have every right to seek the compensation necessary to make you whole. Disfigurement can have serious effects on the victim. In the early stages…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Long Term Effects of a Missouri Car Accident

    … loss or trouble concentrating, even depression. Other symptoms include trouble sleeping, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, dizziness, numbness or tingling in the arms, headaches, and neck pain and stiffness. The treatment regimen often means months of care that includes medication and physical therapy. Some people are afflicted with chronic neck…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • 5 Things You Should Ask Your Oregon Divorce Attorney

    … with a history of anger or depression, or perhaps taking a more active role in parenting while you wait for trial. 3. How much will this divorce case cost me? You want to budget for the whole case, not just the first payment. Usually, Oregon family law attorneys take an initial retainer, but then require more payments later. Many people only…

    Brasier Law- 24 readers -
  • Dallas Zoloft® Birth Defect Lawyers

    … for you to pay us a penny out of pocket. If we feel that you have a valid case, we’ll handle your claim at no cost to you, and we’ll only take a fee if we’re successful in actually recovering you money. By filing a Zoloft birth defect lawsuit in Texas, you’ll be able to recover money damages to help you cater for your child’s medical care and special…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law

    … such as cervical insufficiency, anemia, sciatica, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or depression, that meets the ADA definition of “disability.” A condition meets the definition if it would, when left untreated, “substantially limit” one or more major life activities (e.g., lifting, standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, eating…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 18 readers -
  • Warning Signs of Child Abuse at Daycare

    … of the more-common instances we’ve seen are name-calling, belittling insults, threats of violence, striking objects near the child, pretending they’re about to strike the child, and even intentionally ignoring the child. Be on the lookout for things such as: Strong changes in behavior (sudden aggression, depression, neediness/clinginess, withdrawal…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Car accident injuries can have long term effects

    … related to psychological or emotional trauma. The mental and emotional injuries after a car accident can include mental anguish, emotional distress, fear, anger, humiliation, anxiety, shock, embarrassment, random episodes of crying, loss of appetite, weight fluctuations, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and sleep disturbances.1…

    Bruning Legal- 39 readers -
  • Get Out From Under the Burden of Overwhelming Debt in 2016

    …, I can tell you that the burden caused by overwhelming debt can be just as serious a health risk as being overweight, smoking, or drinking too much. People that come to see me suffer from tremendous anxiety, depression, and a sense of helplessness. They are ashamed of the situation they are in although they are usually not at fault. People often…

    Bond and Botes- 34 readers -
  • Nursing home abuse can be hard to spot

    … of maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial abuse. Physical abuse is one of the most common forms of elder abuse and includes any intentional infliction of pain such as through slapping or grabbing, but also restraint through physical or chemical means.6 One of the other leading forms of elder abuse…

    Bruning Legal- 5 readers -
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    … which will come to ALL PEOPLE”. Notice GOOD NEWS—Not BAD news. And of GREAT JOY-not sadness and depression. And, to ALL PEOPLE-not just a select few. Why? Well, that answer in just a moment….. Thirdly, “For unto you (all mankind) is born this day a SAVIOR who is Christ, the Messiah, the Lord!” Note: The Angel did NOT say “For unto you is born…

    Bond and Botes- 29 readers -
  • Helping Friends at Thanksgiving

    … clients with quality representation and compassion as they are going through tough times. We are also mindful that many people will spend the Thanksgiving Holiday alone and or under the heavy weight of depression and anxiety. The depression that these folks endure is amplified because they see other people enjoying happiness and time with loved…

    Bradford Botes/ Bond and Botes- 36 readers -
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