A form of psychotherapy based on the belief that psychological problems are the products of faulty ways of thinking about the world.
A form of depression characterized by at least 2 years of hypomania symptoms that do not meet the criteria for a manic episode and in which the sufferer experiences alternating periods of withdrawal then exuberance, inadequacy and then high self-esteem.
An adrenocortical hormone.
A compound that exists in the body as a neurotransmitter and as a precursor of other substances including adrenalin.
The process of assigning meaning to dreams.
An approach to treating depression developed by Aaron Beck. Also known as cognitive therapy or cognitive restructuring.
A parasuicidal phenomenon that commonly includes cutting or burning oneself, taking overdoses, hitting oneself, pulling hair or picking skin, or self-strangulation.
A mood disorder involving emotional, motivational, behavioural, physical and cognitive symptoms.