Mental & Behavioral Health
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Parents of children with disabilities often have greater challenges, both emotionally and practically. Getting support from a range of sources and finding ways to take care of yourself can help you feel better and be a better parent.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious mood disorder. It is much deeper than just feeling sad or depressed on a given day or week. It’s defined by continual sadness and loss of enjoyment in daily life. It is treated with therapy or a combination of therapy and medications.
An auditory hallucination is when you hear a voice, music, or other noise that other people do not hear. It is usually caused by a psychiatric illness like schizophrenia or dementia.
Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) is a mood disorder of continuous feelings of low-level sadness over a long period of time. It is also known as dysthymia. It’s different from depression, and is treated with therapy and medications.
This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of holiday blues. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, irritability, feelings of worry, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and sleep, appetite, or weight changes.
Depression causes a low mood, feeling of sadness, irritable mood and an inability to enjoy the things you are used to. There are different types of depression, and they vary based on the levels of depression, what may trigger it, and when they tend to occur.
Everyone becomes aggressive at times. However, in the setting of other physical symptoms or illness, aggressive tendencies can be representative of an illness.
Everyone has something they’re particular about or certain routines they follow. But if you’re constantly bothered by intrusive thoughts or fears and can’t resist urges to perform repetitive behaviors, you may have OCD.
A manic episode is a condition that causes symptoms such as elevated mood and excessive energy. The most common causes—bipolar disorder and substance and medication abuse—are both serious illnesses that require immediate medical attention.
Feeling stressed? Learn the causes, symptoms, and ten easy ways to de-stress
Stress can cause flare-ups of skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hives, and acne. But specific treatments, good skin care, and stress relief can help.
Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder that is diagnosed when people are in their teens, 20s, or 30s. People with schizophrenia may have hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking. They may have trouble with work, self-care, and relationships. Schizophrenia is not curable but is treatable with medication and therapy.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can make it hard to focus, stay organized, and complete everyday tasks. There are many ways to treat ADHD, including medication, therapy, and healthy habits like exercising.
Changes in your personality is often thought of as a sign of a mental health condition, such as depression or bipolar disorder. But some physical illnesses can also alter your behavior, such as a urinary tract infection and dementia.
Anorexia is an eating disorder that causes an intense fear of gaining weight. People with anorexia severely restrict the food they eat, leading to extreme weight loss. Treatment includes talk therapy, nutritional counseling, family therapy or a support group, and possibly medication.
Feeling numb can be very distressing. It’s usually caused by PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other conditions.
Borderline personality disorder is a disorder that features unstable moods, behaviors, and relationships, and develops from many genetic and environmental factors.
Understand your difficulty concentrating symptoms, including 8 causes and common questions.
Irritability is defined as reacting strongly to stimuli that aren't worthy of that reaction. Characteristics include being easily annoyed & outbursts of rage.