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Acute stress disorder may be experienced after sustaining a trauma or witnessing a traumatic event. These symptoms last for about a month and can lead to PTSD.

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If you are overwhelmed by worry and feel anxious more often than not, you may have a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It interferes with daily activities. You may have difficulty concentrating, poor sleep, fatigue, and irritability.

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A hangover from alcohol use is an extremely common condition that involves dehydration, headache, fatigue, low mood, anxiety, nausea, and vomiting.

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The pandemic has increased anxiety in children and teenagers. It’s important for parents to keep an eye out for behavioral changes that signal anxiety. There’s a lot you can do to help prevent and ease anxiety.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a syndrome that often develops after exposure to a traumatic experience. People with PTSD often feel uncontrollably angry, irritable, and on high alert. They have nightmares and intrusive memories about the traumatic event. Therapy and medications can help you recover.

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Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you have repeated bouts of intense anxiety, called panic attacks. You become so worried about having a panic attack that it is all you think about. It can be treated with talk therapy and medications.

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Mental illnesses are on the rise during the pandemic. They are triggering issues in people who didn’t have any before, and making mental health worse in those who were already struggling. Being aware of its impact and taking steps to protect your mental health can help improve your wellbeing.

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Social anxiety disorder is an intense fear or anxiety about social situations. People tend to isolate themselves and socializing can cause panic. It can cause emotional and physical symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help treat it.

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Stress is a physical and emotional reaction to challenges and difficulties in life. But chronic stress can be emotionally and physically harmful to you. Here, the symptoms and types of stress and how to cope.

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Anxiety attacks are the manifestation of a fight-or-flight response gone awry, which may rise up seemingly at random or in response to an emotional stimulus.

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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.

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Agoraphobia is a fear of leaving your home. It is a type of anxiety disorder. It’s often accompanied by panic attacks. Agoraphobia can be treated with therapy and medications.

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Alcohol use disorder is when you have problems controlling how much you drink, think about drinking often, and the alcohol use has affected your mental health, relationships, or work. There are many successful treatments for it.

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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.

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Bipolar disorder is when people alternate between having an elevated mood (mania) and depression. It can be very disruptive to your life if untreated. Usually therapy and medications can reduce episodes and help people lead a healthy life.

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Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder, where people fixate on their appearance. They obsess over minor or unnoticeable flaws and may go to extreme lengths to hide them.

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Borderline personality disorder is a disorder that features unstable moods, behaviors, and relationships, and develops from many genetic and environmental factors.

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Bulimia is the most common eating disorder. Behavior includes binging (overeating) and purging (getting rid of the calories). The goal of treatment is to learn to notice unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors while developing positive coping skills.

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Depersonalization/derealization disorder is a type of dissociative disorder where you feel detached from your thoughts, feelings, body, sensations, or your surroundings. It’s often caused by a traumatic experience.

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A depressive episode is when you feel very sad, have low energy, and lose interest in things you enjoy for at least two weeks. If you have more than one episode, see a mental health provider.

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Dissociative amnesia is a condition in which a person becomes unable to remember events from a part of their life. It affects about 1% to 3% of people.

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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.

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Feeling stressed? Learn the causes, symptoms, and ten easy ways to de-stress

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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.

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Mood disorders include different types of depression and bipolar disorder. They can be treated with a combination of medications and talk therapy

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A nervous breakdown, while not an official diagnosis, describes severe stress that makes it hard to participate in everyday life. Symptoms vary but may include anger, fear, anxiety, and uncontrollable crying.

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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.

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Several therapies, such as herbal supplements and aromatherapy, may help ease a mild case of anxiety. But there’s less evidence that shows they’re effective compared to prescription anxiety medication, and they need to be used with caution.

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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.

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Postpartum depression is depression that appears during the year following childbirth. More than just “baby blues,” the condition can be long-lasting and severe. Treatment options include talk therapy and medication.

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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.

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Specific phobias are an extreme, ongoing fear of a situation, object, or thing. It feels nearly impossible to control your reaction and interferes with everyday life. But treatments can be effective.

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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.

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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.

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