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Centre for Accessibility Services

Mental health and mood disorders

The Centre for Accessibility Services at UFV offers support to students with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Follow the section links below to learn more about each of the mental health conditions including definition of the disorder as well as faculty and student tips for managing such issues.


Depressive disorders can be identified in people who have consistent feelings of sadness and/or declining interest in activities. These symptoms tend to interfere in a person's daily functioning and can affect how someone thinks, feels and behaves. Read more


Anxiety disorders are defined as unexpected or unhelpful high levels of stress that occur frequently. Anxiety can affect anybody and it is often triggered by a specific stressful event. Common symptoms are restlessness, difficulty concentrating, and panic attacks. Read more

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that impacts an individual's mood and energy. Moods can shift from extreme mania to extreme depression for an undetermined time period. People with bipolar disorder can be treated by a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Read more

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