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SAD Light: Seasonal Depression Light Therapy for SAD

SAD Light: Seasonal Depression Ligh…

Seasonal affective disorder is a form of major depression with episodes that correlate to the time of year. Seasonal depression is most commonly seen during...

Histrionic Personality Disorder Treatment

Histrionic Personality Disorder Tre…

Histrionic personality disorder treatment can give those with the disorder a stronger sense of self and coping skills to help them behave more appropriately in...

Sexual Assault Treatment: Therapy for Trauma Healing

Sexual Assault Treatment: Therapy f…

Sexual assault treatment, including therapy for trauma, is critical following this violent crime. After reporting the sexual assault to the authorities and obtaining medical attention that...

Articles on Types of Bipolar Disord…

Types of Bipolar Disorder What is Bipolar 1 Disorder (Bipolar I)? Bipolar I Symptoms What is Bipolar 2 Disorder (Bipolar II)? Bipolar 2 Symptoms Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder:...

Understanding PTSD Nightmares and Flashbacks

Understanding PTSD Nightmares and F…

PTSD nightmares and flashbacks keep people trapped in the trauma they survived (PTSD Causes: Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Giarratano (2004) explains that living with...

Schizophrenia Diagnosis and DSM IV Schizophrenia Criteria

Schizophrenia Diagnosis and DSM IV …

Many people are terrified at the possibility of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Unfortunately, schizophrenia brings up images of “insanity,” violence, danger and even a death...

Anorexia Articles on HealthyPlace.c…

What is Anorexia Nervosa? Basic Information About Anorexia Symptoms of Anorexia - Signs of Anorexia You Should Know Anorexia Test - Am I Anorexic? Causes of Anorexia Complications of...

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Symptoms, Diagnosis

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Di…

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder symptoms usually appear by early adulthood. People with OCPD exhibit a long-standing and consistent pattern of preoccupation with perfectionism, inflexibility, mental and...

How to Beat the Winter Blues

How to Beat the Winter Blues

The "winter blues" are a sluggish and low mood that appears over the winter months. While sometimes seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is referred to as...

Quotes on Mental Health and Mental Illness

Quotes on Mental Health and Mental …

Insightful Mental Health Quotes These quotes on mental health, quotes on mental illness are insightful and inspirational. The beautiful images for these mental health quotes provide...

Other Treatment Options for Hard to Treat Depression

Other Treatment Options for Hard to…

While medication in conjunction with therapy is the most common treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), there are additional depression treatment options which are particularly...

Types of Treatment for Eating Disorders

Types of Treatment for Eating Disor…

There are almost as many types of treatment for eating disorders as there are types of eating disorders themselves. This is because different eating disorders...

Types of Abuse: What are the Different Forms of Abuse?

Types of Abuse: What are the Differ…

Unfortunately, many types of abuse are all too common in adult relationships. Forms of abuse often are seen in domestic partnerships but abuse is also...

When LGBT Discrimination, Stigma Affects Your Mental Health

When LGBT Discrimination, Stigma Af…

LGBT discrimination is real and it has been felt in one way or another by almost every lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person. Bisexual...

Depression Information Articles

Depression Information Articles

Depression Information What is Depression? Depression Definition Types of Depression – Different Types of Depression Signs of Depression: Depression Warning Signs Depression Diagnosis and How Is Depression Diagnosed? Depression Facts...

How to Stop an Anxiety Attack?

How to Stop an Anxiety Attack?

If you're plagued by excessive worry and fears, you probably want to know how to stop an anxiety attack. If you have chronic anxiety that...

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Why Do We Need A Mental Health Month?

Why Do We Need A Mental Health Mont…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Why Do We Need A Mental Health Month? Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness Most Popular...

Depression and Weight Gain, Depression and Weight Loss

Depression and Weight Gain, Depress…

Changes in weight can be a symptom of mental illness. Weight loss and weight gain are associated with depression. Moreover, weight gain and weight loss...

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...

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Articles on Schizophrenia Treatment

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What is Alcohol Abuse?

What is Alcohol Abuse?

Just as with any drug, people ask, "what is alcohol abuse?" It can be difficult to tell the difference between social drinking, moderate drinking and...

History of Heroin and Famous Heroin Addicts

History of Heroin and Famous Heroin…

The history of heroin begins with the history of opium, from which heroin is produced. The use of opium goes back hundreds or possibly thousands...

Portrait of a Psychopathic Killer

Portrait of a Psychopathic Killer

It's hard to know what makes a psychopathic killer tick as not all psychopaths are killers, even if psychopath movies make it seem that way...

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