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Eating Disorders References

  Eating Disorders Overview What are Eating Disorders? Eating Disorder Information 1National Institute of Mental Health, Eating Disorders: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/eating-disorders/complete-index.shtml 2National Institute of Mental Health, Eating Disorders Among Adults -...

Teen Shares Self-Injury Secret

Teen Shares Self-Injury Secret

Self-injury is often called "cutting" because that's what most self-injurers do, but there are many ways to self-harm. A study published this week shows 17 percent...

Schizophrenia in Children: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Schizophrenia in Children: Symptoms…

Schizophrenia in children is a rare, but serious mental illness that requires immediate medical attention and treatment. The term, schizophrenia, refers to a mental disorder...

Possible Causes of Hard to Treat Depression

Possible Causes of Hard to Treat De…

While no one knows why some people react positively to antidepressant treatmentand others don't, there are some factors that appear to play a part in...

Are Bisexuals Equally Attracted to Men and Women?

Are Bisexuals Equally Attracted to …

Some people ask, "Are bisexuals equally attracted to men and women?" This is a good question and, as it turns out, equal attraction is not...

What is Psychological Abuse of a Child?

What is Psychological Abuse of a Ch…

Surprisingly, psychological or emotional abuse of a child can have more long-lasting negative psychiatric effects than either physical abuse or sexual abuse. Learn about the...

How to Talk About Mental Illness: What do I Say?

How to Talk About Mental Illness: W…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: How to Talk About Mental Illness: What do I Say? Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared...

What To Do If Your Teen May Attempt…

If you have spotted the signs of possible suicide in your teen and you fear that your child may make a teen suicide attempt, you...

Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder (Treatment/Management Issues)

Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder (Tre…

Pregnancy and bipolar disorder can introduce a new set of complications and women of childbearing age with bipolar disorder face certain increased risks. Pregnancy and...

Suicide Facts, Suicide Statistics, Teen Suicide Statistics

Suicide Facts, Suicide Statistics, …

It is a fact that suicide takes more lives every year than homicides do and yet people rarely talk about the critical need to address...

List of Mental Illnesses

List of Mental Illnesses

  A list of mental illnesses is a valuable tool. After all, the term mental illness is incredibly broad and encompasses a great many examples of...

Effects of Drug Abuse

Effects of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is the increasing desire to obtain and use increasing amounts of one or more substances to the exclusion of everything else. Drug abuse...

Teen Suicide Rates, Statistics, and…

Teen suicide rates are alarming and have been going up in recent years. Teen suicide statistics may shed light onto why this is and to...

Can Psychopaths Love, Cry or Experience Happiness?

Can Psychopaths Love, Cry or Experi…

Psychopaths are known for their lack of emotion but can psychopaths love? Can psychopaths cry or experience happiness? Emotional incapacity is well documented in psychopaths...

Domestic Abuse Help: Domestic Violence Support, Shelters, Groups

Domestic Abuse Help: Domestic Viole…

If you need immediate domestic violence help, domestic violence shelters offer women a safe haven from the abusive lives they've left behind. Combined with domestic...

Language Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Language Disorder: Signs, Symptoms…

The term language disorder refers to a condition that involves problems processing linguistic information. Children with language impairments have issues that involve grammar, semantics, or...

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Signs of a Sociopath are Big-Time Scary

Signs of a Sociopath are Big-Time S…

Social predators live in societies around the globe. They're known by different terms, including sociopath. Despite the fact that there are signs of a sociopath...

Living with Binge Eating Disorder - Eva's Story

Living with Binge Eating Disorder -…

From Eva... It is interesting to me that I am a compulsive overeater and I have just found your pages doing research for a paper. I...

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) DSM-5 Criteria

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID…

The criteria for a dissociative identity disorder (DID) diagnosis are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The DSM-5...

Drug Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Drug Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Many people don't know the signs of drug addiction and addiction symptoms until someone in their life admits to being an addict. In many cases...

Can You Cure Anxiety Attacks?

Can You Cure Anxiety Attacks?

The answer to the question, "Can you cure anxiety attacks?" actually depends on you – the type of anxiety you're having, frequency of attacks, and...

Real Dissociative Identity Disorder Stories and Videos

Real Dissociative Identity Disorder…

When a person is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID), they may seek out real dissociative identity disorder stories and videos. This is a way...

Alcohol and Anxiety: How Alcohol Affects Anxiety

Alcohol and Anxiety: How Alcohol Af…

The belief that alcohol helps anxiety is common. People often use alcohol as a way to cope with anxiety, stress, and tension, believing that alcohol induces...

Date Rape Drugs: Types and How Date Rape Drugs Work

Date Rape Drugs: Types and How Date…

Date rape drugs are substances that people sometimes use to assist them in carrying out a sexual assault. These drugs usually have no odor, color...

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