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I Have Bipolar Disorder: Blooming Slowly

I Have Bipolar Disorder: Blooming S…

My name: Kathy BoehmAge: 48Diagnosis: Bipolar 2Symptoms since: 1997 I want to come out publicly. I want to come out a lot! At this moment, I'm...

Self-Injury Treatment:  What are the Treatments for Self-Harm?

Self-Injury Treatment: What are th…

Self-injury can be devastating and many people need treatment for self-injury (also known as self-harm or self-mutilation) to get better. Luckily, there are several known...

Mental Health Articles by Dr. Croft

Adult ADHD: A Real Psychiatric Condition What's Behind Compulsive Overeating? Coping with Mental Illness in the Family What is Intersexuality? Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): Symptoms and Treatment Coping with Suicide Bipolar...

What is a Personality Disorder? Definition, Causes, Effects

What is a Personality Disorder? Def…

Since the beginning of time, there have been people around who suffer from one type of personality disorder or another (famous people with personality disorders)...

Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

While the negative effects of alcohol on the body, like insomnia, are easily noticeable, the effects of alcohol on the brain may be more subtle...

Child Abuse Help: How to Help an Abused Child

Child Abuse Help: How to Help an Ab…

Help for an abused child is needed when, unfortunately, steps taken to prevent abuse have failed. This is shockingly common as more than half-a-million children...

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

  What Causes Bipolar Disorder? There may be no single cause of bipolar disorder (aka manic depression). Instead, scientific research indicates the causes of bipolar disorder are...

Anxiety Causes: What Causes Anxiety?

Anxiety Causes: What Causes Anxiety…

What causes anxiety in one person may not cause anxious feelings in another. A variety of external, environmental, genetic, and brain chemistry factors contribute to...

Suicide Prevention Chat: How Does it Work?

Suicide Prevention Chat: How Does i…

Suicide prevention chats are real-time interactions between a person in crisis and a trained responder. These suicide prevention chats are available through several organizations, some...

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...

Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Have Hard to Treat Depression?

Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Ha…

In order to evaluate whether you fall into the category of hard to treat depression, consider these questions: I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. I...

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...

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Comprehensive information on parenting children with psychiatric disabilities, and parents with mental illness. Helping your child with mental health issues. All Parenting Articles AbuseAddictionsADHDAnxiety / OCDBipolar ChildrenChild...

Marijuana and Depression:  A Depressant or Treatment?

Marijuana and Depression: A Depres…

The subject of marijuana and depression has been of interest to researchers for some time. Some studies suggest marijuana is a depressant, finding more marijuana...

Bulimia Treatment Centers

Bulimia Treatment Centers

Many bulimics are able to recover from bulimia without going to a bulimia treatment center. However, if the disease is severe or if there are...

How to Use Meditation for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

How to Use Meditation for Anxiety a…

Meditation is a proven means to drastically reduce anxiety as well as the frequency and intensity of panic attacks. Meditation is the act of being still...

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Internalized Homophobia: Homophobia Within

Internalized Homophobia: Homophobia…

Homophobia is fear of, or hostility towards, homosexuality and internalized homophobia is the presence of these feelings within oneself. Put another way, internal homophobia (also...

Why I'm Public About Having A Mental Illness

Why I'm Public About Having A Menta…

My name: Tracy A. ButcherMy age: 32Diagnosis: Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar 1, PTSD, OCDSymptoms since: 1985 I had quietly dealt with mental illness since the age...

What is Statutory Rape? Statutory Rape Definition and Laws

What is Statutory Rape? Statutory R…

The term, statutory rape, refers to sexual intercourse between two people that is deemed illegal because one of the participants is below a statutorily designated...

Beware the Narcissistic Sociopath

Beware the Narcissistic Sociopath

If a sociopath is someone who, because he is antisocial with no conscience, lies, manipulates and controls people any way he so desires, what is a...

Teaching Your Older Kids How to Get…

What advice do you have for helping older kids get along with new roommates? As older children and adolescents prepare for camp and college during the...

Mental Illness: Why Me?

Mental Illness: Why Me?

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Mental Illness: Why Me? Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by...

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Treatment

Narcissistic Personality Disorder T…

Narcissistic personality disorder treatment presents a challenge to mental health professionals because many people with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) don't believe they need treatment. Consequently...

Mental Health Awareness Month 2012

Mental Health Awareness Month 2012

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Why is Mental Health Awareness Month Important? Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans Mental...

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