Contains sites and categories related to these mental disorders also referred to as affective disorders, which is a persistent or episodic exaggeration of mood state.
Please use a specific subcategory if appropriate.
Bipolar Disorder (also known as Manic Depression) is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression.
Please do not submit sites dealing only with depression. In addition, cyclothymia is similar to bipolar disorder. Argueably, we are not going to include cyclothymia in this category.
Depression is a disturbance in mood characterized by varying degrees of sadness, disappointment, loneliness, hopelessness, self-doubt, and guilt. Most people tend to feel depressed at one time or another, but some people may experience these feelings more frequently or with deeper, more lasting, effects. In some cases, depression can last for months or even years.
A person experiencing severe depression may experience extreme fluctuations in moods or even a desire for complete withdrawal from daily routine and/or the outside world.
Many organizations and educational institutions provide free resources to help individuals learn to deal with their mood disorders.
Sites listed here will offer free
programs and/or guides to help people deal with their depression or other mood disorder.
Sites offering self-help guides for dealing with other types of mental illness belong in a different part of Health/Mental_Health/Self-Help.
Note: Sites about products or fee-based services will not be listed here and should be sent to the correct category, such as under Counselling Services, or in the Shopping branch.