The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

James E. DelGenio LCPC   Senior Staff Therapist                                               TFI is a unique not-for-profit organization that is leading the way in all facets to strengthen and heal families from all walks of life through clinical service, education and …

What is Bipolar Depression?

Do you have Bipolar disorder?  Identifying symptoms!James E. DelGenio LCPC Bipolar Disorder formerly known as manic depressive disorder is a mood disorder in which people may have mixed episodes of mania and depression. Check how many of the symptoms below describe you. __ Rapid mood fluctuations.      __ Negative rumination, (Negative thoughts seemingly on on repeat).__ Feeling high, euphoric …

Five signs you are falling back into depression?

1. Negative rumination. Negative thoughts that feel like they are on repeat, over and over again. 2. High anxiety.   Feeling like you want to jump out of your skin. Inability to relax. 3. Isolation and withdrawal. Prefer to be alone, avoiding people in general and friends. Failure to return calls from friends and family. 4. Sleep issues. Unable to get out of bed. Sleeping too …

What are relapse warning signs of reoccurring depression

By: James E. DelGenio MS, LCPCThe Family Institute at Northwestern University Relapse Warning Signs of reoccurring Depression Be aware of relapse warning signs and symptoms. When one is taking medication as prescribed by the doctor, symptoms are largely under control and the client is stable. The reappearance of certain symptoms is an indication that the medication may need to be …