Smiling Depression Facts

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When many people think of depression, they often think of sadness — and not much else. This generalization can be harmful to people who experience depression, but may not “look” depressed. For some, depression may look like sadness or exhaustion. For others, depression might look like a smiling face, or a person who “has it all together” — something we call “smiling depression.” It’s important to remember every person’s experience of depression needs to be taken seriously, no matter what it looks […]

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Bipolar, You & Your Psychiatrist

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Bipolar, You & Your Psychiatrist Is your relationship with your psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist all that it can be? Here’s how building a productive partnership can be a team effort. If you have a psychiatrist on your treatment team, ask yourself this: Are you making the most of your relationship? Do you come prepared for your appointments with solid information on your recent symptoms and other issues? Are you honest and forthcoming? If not, you’re losing out on the benefits of this professional’s expertise. […]