Major Depressive Disorder

A complete guide to Major Depressive Disorder

March 7, 2013
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Serotonin Deficiency In Children

Children who have low levels of serotonin may develop negative behaviors which can even lead to obsessions and compulsive behaviors. Children may also develop inclination towards rage including resentment to violence as well as impulsive tendencies.

March 7, 2013
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Low Serotonin Symptoms

Some of the below mentioned symptoms could be due to serotonin deficiency and you may watch out for the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Impatience
  • Fatigue in spite of inactivity
  • Reduced cognitive abilities; poor memory, inability to focus
  • Pessimism
  • Anger or aggression
  • Craving for sweets or binge easting
  • Low self esteem
  • Obsessive behaviors
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal tendency
  • PMS

March 7, 2013
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Serotonin Deficiency

Low levels of the “feel good” hormone leads to inclination towards negativity. It is important to treat this deficiency because if you ignore the initial mood swings, it might lead to depression.

Causes of serotonin deficiency

  • Poor eating habits
  • Lack of exercise/physical activity
  • Inadequate exposure to sunlight
  • Excessive intake of caffeine/ alcohol
  • Effects of anti-depressants being consumed
  • High stress lifestyle
  • Genetic abnormalities

March 6, 2013
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Dysthymic Disorder Definition

Dysthymic Disorder or Dysthymia is a chronic form of depression that usually lasts for a minimum period of 2 years in adults and at least 1 year in children. Dysthymic Disorder can last for many years as the symptoms that are usually associated with Dysthymia are less severe than those exhibited by a person suffering Major Depressive Disorder.