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Diseases Depression
Everyone feels sad or down at times, especially after experiencing a disappointment such as not getting the job you interviewed for. However, these feelings of sadness are usually short-lived.
Diseases Dysthymic Disorder
Dysthymia is a mood or affective disorder, meaning 'ill-humor' from its Greek roots. It is a chronic, mild depression that lasts for a long period of time. Dysthymic disorder has less of the mental and physical symptoms that a person with major depressive disorder experiences.
Diseases Bipolar Disorder
We all experience a variety of moods such as happiness, sadness, and anger. Unpleasant moods and changes in mood are normal reactions in everyday life, and we can often identify the events that caused our mood to change. However, when we experience extreme mood changes that affect how we behave and function, these changes are often the result of a mood disorder.
Diseases Postpartum Depression
Having a baby is one of life's most wonderful experiences. It's exciting and joyous, but it can also be exhausting and frightening. After a woman has had a baby, she may find that she is confused and overwhelmed about the various emotions that she feels. She may worry that she's unable to deal with the responsibility of being a full-time parent.
Diseases Cyclothymic Disorder
Cyclothymic disorder, also called cyclothymia, is a type of mood disorder where people experience numerous periods of mood highs and lows that are unrelated to life circumstances. The mood instability - mild elation or mild depression - is related to bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) and is in fact considered to be a milder form of bipolar disorder.
Diseases Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that seems to be related to the amount of daylight to which people are exposed. For most people it tends to be worse in the fall or winter, making it an extreme form of the winter blahs. Some people, however, experience symptoms in the late spring or early summer.
Diseases Obesity
Obesity is a leading risk factor of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly - so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an epidemic. In the United States, over 50% of the population (about 150 million people) is overweight.

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