Bipolar I vs. Bipolar II Disorder

  Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is a mental health condition characterized by extreme high and low moods that can be intercepted by periods of symptom-free , “normal” mood. Symptoms can occur between the two poles of depression and mania: Depression– Dysthymia (low-grade depression)- Euthymia (normal mood)- Hypomania (low-grade mania)- Mania There are two …

The Positive Effects of Setting Realistic Goals on Self-Esteem and Mood Disorders

Setting goals gives you a sense of control over your life, which is particularly helpful when you are depressed or feeling overwhelmed by life’s stressors. Goals provide you with focus and direction and help clarify your values. Setting realistic goals promotes a sense of achievement and efficacy when you succeed, which positively impacts your self-esteem …