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What causes guilt? 6 possible conditions

Guilt is often defined as our conscience telling us that we’ve done something wrong. It’s usually a helpful tool to keep us accountable for what we do. People with bipolar disorder and other depressive disorders, however, often experience excessive guilt.... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Depression Overview

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause extreme and persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. Depression type largely determines what kind of medical treatment is best.

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AIDS

There are many symptoms of HIV/AIDS, including persistent skin rashes, night sweats, and mouth sores.

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood ranging from mania to depression. It is also called bipolar disease or manic depression.

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Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorders are temporary conditions caused when you have trouble coping with a stressful event. There can be psychological and even physical symptoms.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD can affect anyone who has undergone a traumatic event. Read more on how to cope with it.

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects as many as 13 percent of new mothers. In the U.S., that's half a million women. Learn about symptoms, causes, risks, and more.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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