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Famous People with Mental Illness

Famous People with Mental Illness

  Are there any famous people with mental illness? You bet there are. Many people only know of a friend or family member with mental illness but...

Getting Help for Mental Illness

Getting Help for Mental Illness

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Where to Get Mental Health Help and Support Leaving an Abusive Relationship on HealthyPlace Radio Helping...

Helping Children With Asperger Synd…

Any ideas for how to help my son with Aspergers improve communicating with others? Children challenged by the social interaction deficits of Asperger's face daily...

Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder Alters

Understanding Dissociative Identity…

{media id=6901, layout=blog} Alternate personalities, known as alters in dissociative identity disorder (DID), are a fundamental part of the disorder. And while most people can't imagine...

Heroin Addiction: Going From Using Heroin to Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction: Going From Using …

Watching a loved one go from using heroin to an heroin addict is not something anyone wants to see. Using heroin is scary enough but...

PTSD: A Big Problem for Military Soldiers in War Zones

PTSD: A Big Problem for Military So…

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military personnel is a big problem for those who have served in war zones. While the majority of people in...

Effects of OCD: Living with OCD

Effects of OCD: Living with OCD

Effects of OCD Devastating The effects of OCD can wreak havoc on an individual's life. The obsessions and compulsions can burn up many hours in a...

How Symptoms of Depression Affect Women

How Symptoms of Depression Affect W…

The symptoms of depression in women can severely impact social and occupational functioning as well as impair a woman's ability to care for a child...

Is Happiness Real, or is it Just Fluff?

Is Happiness Real, or is it Just Fl…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Is Happiness Real, or is it Just Fluff? How to Achieve Happiness Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles...

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

While decades ago child sexual abuse was rarely recognized, we now realize as a society that sexual abuse is a huge problem affecting our population...

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newslett…

Here's a list of week by week information on mental health news, blogs, tv show, radio show, presented by HealthyPlace during 2011. Click here to...

Improving Relationships Between Bro…

Any advice for a brother and sister who fight like cats and dogs? Chronic sibling conflict is one of the more challenging problems faced by parents...

Panic Disorder Articles

What is Panic Disorder? Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia: Panic Disorder to the Max Panic Disorder Symptoms: The Signs of Panic Disorder Panic Disorder Test Panic Disorder Causes: Underlying Causes...

ADHD Library

Adders Adders.org Homepage A.D.D./A.D.H.D. Possible Causes and Diagnosis Things College Students With ADHD Would Like Their Teachers To Know 50 Tips for Managing Attention Deficit Disorder in the Classroom A...

Mental Illness Can Zap Motivation

Mental Illness Can Zap Motivation

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Mental Illness Can Zap Motivation Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans From the HealthyPlace...

ADD and Relationships: How Adult ADHD Affects Relationships

ADD and Relationships: How Adult AD…

Ever wonder how adult ADD and relationships work? It's easy to fall in love. The brain sends a rush of neurotransmitters responsible for the euphoric...

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Types of Mental Health Counselors: Finding a Good One

Types of Mental Health Counselors: …

  Many types of mental health counselors are out there, just as there are different types of mental health doctors. The term counselor can be broad...

Depression and Cognitive Dysfunction

Depression and Cognitive Dysfunctio…

Can Depression Cause Cognitive Impairment (Thinking Problems)? Most people think of depression as causing emotional changes, but can depression cause cognitive impairment too? Studies show that...

Why Teens Consider Suicide

Why Teens Consider Suicide

What causes some teenagers to consider suicide, taking their own life? Read on to discover the role of depression in teen suicide. Teen suicide is becoming...

Physically Abused Children: Who Would Hurt A Child?

Physically Abused Children: Who Wou…

If you or anyone you know has hurt a child, you may need to seek therapy and counseling to develop skills that allow you to...

What Is The Real Meaning of “Psychotic?”

What Is The Real Meaning of “Psycho…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: What is the Real Meaning of “Psychotic?” Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans From...

Psychological Effects of Alcohol

Psychological Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant, so one of the chief effects of alcohol on the brain is to depress central nervous system functioning which may be...

Phobia Symptoms: How Symptoms of Phobias Reveal Themselves

Phobia Symptoms: How Symptoms of Ph…

Phobia symptoms and signs are wide ranging and can affect many aspects of everyday life. Phobia symptoms are driven by an elevated and continuing fear...

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Mental Illness Awareness Week Get Our Blog Widget Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans Mental...

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