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Parents of Gay Children and the Issues They Face

Parents of Gay Children and the Iss…

Parents of gay children may be shocked when their kids come out of the closet, but once the dust settles, most parents realize that their...

MDD: DSM Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder

MDD: DSM Criteria for Major Depress…

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mental illness defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM provides the diagnostic criteria...

What is Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in DSM-5?

What is Obsessive-Compulsive and Re…

Obsessive-compulsive disorder in DSM 5 has undergone a significant change since DSM 4. The board of trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) approved updates...

Why Schizophrenia Patients Are Difficult to Treat

Why Schizophrenia Patients Are Diff…

Schizophrenia patients make up about 1% of the general population (see Schizophrenia Statistics) but can be very difficult to treat, with schizophrenia patients taking up...

Panic Attack Symptoms, Warning Signs of Panic Attacks

Panic Attack Symptoms, Warning Sign…

Panic attack symptoms reach their peak after approximately 10 minutes, but the entire panic attack can endure for 20 to 30 minutes – rarely lasting...

Treating Depression Without Medication: Is Self-Help Enough?

Treating Depression Without Medicat…

Whether or not to take medication for depression can be a big decision, and many people wonder if treating depression without medication is possible. Self-help strategies...

References to Bipolar Depression

What are the Medications for Bipolar Depression? 1PsychEducation.org, Mood Stabilizers: An Updated List and Links: http://psycheducation.org/depression/meds/moodstabilizers.htm2PsychEducation.org, Antidepressants in Bipolar Disorder: The Controversies: http://www.psycheducation.org/bipolar/controversy.htm {loadposition articleAdleft} back to:  All...

Drug Addiction Facts- Drug Addiction Statistics

Drug Addiction Facts- Drug Addictio…

Drug addiction facts and drug addiction statistics have been tracked by a variety of groups in the United States and worldwide. In spite of this...

What is a Lesbian?

What is a Lesbian?

A lesbian is a woman who is attracted to another woman; this attraction can be: physical emotional, or sexual If you are a woman attracted to another woman, you...

Picking Scabs, Face Picking, Scalp Picking - Dermatillomania

Picking Scabs, Face Picking, Scalp …

More people than you might think have a disturbing habit of picking scabs, including face picking or scalp picking. Those that do this to the...

Depression and Memory Loss: Causes, Effects, Treatment

Depression and Memory Loss: Causes…

{media id=6759, layout=blog}   There are several areas where people with depression experience cognitive deficits but one of the most prolific is depression and memory impairment. People...

Dealing With Anxiety Attacks: Getting Anxiety Attack Relief

Dealing With Anxiety Attacks: Getti…

Dealing with anxiety attacks may seem daunting at first, but many people can overcome the unhealthy thought processes and behaviors that cause their normal, everyday...

Adjustment Disorder Treatment

Adjustment Disorder Treatment

Treatment for adjustment disorder exists, which means that as disruptive as adjustment disorder may be, it’s temporary. Adjustment disorders can negatively impact all areas of...

Symptoms of a Sociopath in Men, Women, Children

Symptoms of a Sociopath in Men, Wom…

The definition of sociopath is someone without a conscience who manipulates the world and those in it to benefit himself. Thankfully, there are distinct symptoms of...

DSM-5 Changes – Bipolar, Depression and Schizophrenia

DSM-5 Changes – Bipolar, Depression…

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is updating schizophrenia, depressive and bipolar disorders in the DSM-5. While both depression and bipolar disorder...

Is Turning to Social Media for Teen…

Social media, like Facebook and Twitter, is a common way that teens communicate with their peers, but is turning to social media for teen suicide...

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Cocaine Dependence and Is Cocaine Addictive?

Cocaine Dependence and Is Cocaine A…

When considering, "is cocaine addictive?" it's worth knowing cocaine increases the amounts of several pleasure chemicals in the brain. Cocaine is also associated with creating...

Managing Depression Over the Holidays

Managing Depression Over the Holida…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Ideas for Managing Depression Over the Holidays HealthyPlace Wins Major eHealthcare Leadership Awards Guiding Aspergers' Teens...

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter - 2014

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newslett…

 Here you have a list of week by week information on mental health news, blogs, tv show, radio show, presented by HealthyPlace during 2013. Click...

What Is Adult ADHD? Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

What Is Adult ADHD? Adult Attention…

What is adult ADHD? Is adult attention deficit disorder the same as the condition commonly associated with children and adolescents? The medical and mental health...

What Caused the Depression?

What Caused the Depression?

{media id=,6937 layout=blog}   When an individual tries to figure out what caused the depression, each person looks at many factors. For some, the probable cause or...

Could It Be OCD?

Could It Be OCD?

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Could It Be OCD? From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs Video: Handling Extreme Emotions of Bipolar...

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 Therapy, Gay Therapists, Gay Treatment

Gay Therapy, Gay Therapists, Gay Tr…

Being gay is nothing to be ashamed of nor is it anything that needs "fixing" (Why are people gay?) but that doesn't mean that gay...

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