Childhood Depression: Risk Factors And Why It Is Underdiagnosed.

 

 

Undiagnosed Childhood Depression

Whilst there are many similarities between childhood depression and adult depression, there are also some important differences. One such difference is children displaying objectively observable symptoms of depression often deny that they are depressed.

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Depression: Why Fighting Depressive Feelings can Worsen Them.

 

Childhood trauma, especially if this involved the experience of being abandoned and rejected (either literally, emotionally or both) can make us especially prone to developing serious forms of depression in our adult lives.

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Fear of Death Stemming from Childhood Trauma

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The fear of death is common but can be particularly acute if one has experienced certain kinds of childhood trauma. The acute fear of death (which can be obsessional and greatly impair day-to-day functioning) is also known by two other Read the rest

Childhood Trauma and Depression – Somatic Symptoms

We know that the experience of significant childhood trauma makes a person more vulnerable to suffering from clinical depression in later life. Whilst depression usually gives rise to both psychological and somatic (i.e. bodily) symptoms, in this article I intend Read the rest

Childhood Events And Experiences Linked To Bipolar Disorder

 

Bipolar disorder (which used to be called ‘manic depression’) is a condition in which the affected individual oscillates between periods of severe depression and periods of mania, combined with periods of relative ‘normality’ intervening between these episodes.

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Study Suggesting Meditation More Effective Than Anti-depressants

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We have already seen that significant childhood trauma is associated with increased risk of depression in adulthood which by no means is always responsive to anti-depressants. A recent research study, carried out jointly by researchers Read the rest

Childhood Trauma And Depressive Illness : Fifteen Types of Depression.

On average, and all else being equal, the more traumatic a person’s childhood, the more likely it is that s/he will experience depression at some point in his/her life.

I list below fifteen different categories of depression. A person can Read the rest

Metacognitive Therapy For Borderline Personality Disorder And Other Conditions

 

METACOGNITIVE THERAPY (MCT)

Metacognitive therapy (MCT) was developed by Dr Adrian Wells and Dr Gerald Matthews in the early 1990s.  It shares elements in common with, but is distinct from, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

The main difference is that whilst Read the rest

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