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What is PMDD?  (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

What is PMDD? (Premenstrual Dyspho…

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a major depressive disorder and is defined in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders...

List of Anxiety Medications – Antianxiety Medications List

List of Anxiety Medications – Antia…

A list of anxiety medications includes several types of medication including antidepressants, antipsychotics, beta blockers and benzodiazepines. The antianxiety medication list below includes all drugs...

What is Manic Depression? Symptoms, Test for Manic Depression

What is Manic Depression? Symptoms…

Manic depression is the term once used to refer to the mental illness we now know as bipolar disorder. The term "manic depressive psychosis" was...

What is Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder?

What is Social (Pragmatic) Communic…

The American Psychiatric Association added a new diagnostic category to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) called Social Communications Disorder...

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...

Bulimia Recovery: Overcoming Bulimia

Bulimia Recovery: Overcoming Bulimi…

Bulimia recovery is possible and studies suggest that more than half of woman continue to remain free of bulimic behaviors, even ten years after beginning...

Schizophrenia Medications: Types, Side Effects, Effectiveness

Schizophrenia Medications: Types, S…

Schizophrenia medications are typically antipsychotic medications. These drug treatments for schizophrenia are specifically used to treat the positive symptoms associated with psychosis, such as hallucinations...

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...

Coaching Perspective to the Negativ…

Any advice for kids who look at life with such negativity? Some children weather the bumps and bruises of childhood with good-natured attitude; others seem to...

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder, Seasonal Depression?

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder…

Seasonal depression is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. Seasonal depression disorder, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD)...

Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Early Warning Signs of Mental Illne…

{media id=6995, layout=blog}   Knowing the early warning signs of mental illness helps you take charge of your mental health and wellbeing, for recognizing when something is...

Effects of Bipolar Disorder

Effects of Bipolar Disorder

How Bipolar Disorder Affects Everyday Life Effects of bipolar disorder can be far-reaching, both into the lives of patients and those around them. Bipolar disorder affects...

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...

Seasonal Affective Disorder Article…

What is Seasonal Depression Disorder? Symptoms, Treatment Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Symptoms – Who's At Risk SAD Light: Seasonal Depression Light Therapy for SAD How to Beat the...

OCD and Related Disorders Due to Medical Condition

OCD and Related Disorders Due to Me…

Certain medical conditions can cause symptoms of OCD and related disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Health, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) recognizes this by...

Bipolar Symptoms Articles

Bipolar Symptoms: What are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder? What is a Manic Episode? What Do Manic Episodes Feel Like? Bipolar Mania and the Impact of Manic...

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Comning Out Articles

What is Coming Out, and Should I Come Out of the Closet? Stages of Coming Out After Accepting Your Sexuality Teenagers Coming Out GLBT – The Four...

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)…

Psychologist Marsha Linehan developed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) especially for the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Linehan based this innovative approach to therapy on the...

ECT Problems

ECT Problems

ECT problems are nothing new. Electroconvulsive therapy, once known as shock therapy, has historically been plagued with problems. Electricity was used to invoke seizures long...

Famous People with Paranoid Personality Disorder

Famous People with Paranoid Persona…

In case you were wondering, there are famous people with paranoid personality disorder, or at least who seemed to have many of the symptoms of...

Gay Suicide

Gay Suicide

Gay suicide, particularly among youth, is a shocking problem. In fact, lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are four times more likely (and questioning youth three...

Effects of Physical Abuse, Pictures of Physical Abuse

Effects of Physical Abuse, Pictures…

The effects of physical abuse can be both acute and far-reaching. The immediate effect of physical abuse may be a bruise or a cut, but...

Workplace Bullying Can Trigger Anxiety and Depression

Workplace Bullying Can Trigger Anxi…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Workplace Bullying Can Trigger Anxiety and Depression The Result of Workplace Bullying How to Deal with...

Abuse Information Articles

Abuse Information Articles

What is Abuse? Abuse Definition Types of Abuse: What are the Different Forms of Abuse? Articles on Child Abuse What is Child Abuse? Child Abuse Definition Types of Child...

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