SAD – SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
A type of depression that occurs at certain times of the year (normally winter).
A condition that includes psychosis – where a person finds it hard to distinguish ‘reality’ from their own thoughts and imagination.
Being sectioned means being taken into a psychiatric hospital against your will.
This is a way that some people deal with very difficult feelings that build up inside them. People deal with these feelings in different ways. For instance cutting or burning themselves.
SNRI – SEROTONIN & NOREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITOR
SSRI – SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR
This is when people are given a label which affects the way others treat them or how they feel about themselves e.g. when a young person is called ‘crazy’ because they are attending Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
People usually feel stressed when they are under a lot of pressure, for example during exams. Feeling stressed can sometimes be a good thing but if people feel stressed a lot they may feel scared, anxious or depressed.