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Skin Picking and OCD. Causes of Skin Picking

Skin Picking and OCD. Causes of Ski…

OCD skin picking, called excoriation disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Health, Fifth Edition (DSM-V), involves the repetitive picking of one's skin...

What is Rape? Was I Raped?

What is Rape? Was I Raped?

Rape is a heinous act performed when one party wishes to exact complete power and control over another. The definition of rape, according to the...

Therapy For Hard to Treat Depression

Therapy For Hard to Treat Depressio…

Therapy is recommended for all mental health issues, but may be particularly helpful in the treatment of MDD (major depression disorder). Therapy types include: Cognitive behavioral...

Self-Care and Your Mental Health

Self-Care and Your Mental Health

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Importance of Self-Care to Your Mental Health Steps to Improve Your Self-Care Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles...

Anxiety References

Anxiety Information What Is an Anxiety Attack? Anxiety Attack Symptoms Como, Darlene. Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions. 8th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby/Elsevier, 2009...

8 Things to Do Every Day to Enhance Mental Health

8 Things to Do Every Day to Enhance…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: 8 Things to Do Every Day to Enhance Mental Health Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared...

What is Depression? Depression Definition

What is Depression? Depression Defi…

{media id=6936, layout=blog} Depression is a treatable mental illness experienced by approximately 9% of Americans at any given time, according to the Centers of Disease Control...

DSM-5 Changes – Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

DSM-5 Changes – Anxiety, Obsessive-…

One of the big changes in these disorders in the DSM-5 is the moving of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders into their own chapter and the...

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...

Overcoming Homesickness: Your Child…

Are Sleepover Events A Problem? How can I help my son overcome his fear of homesickness? He has a sleepover problem and is leaving on a...

Avoidant Personality Disorder Artic…

What is Avoidant Personality Disorder? Avoidant Personality Disorder Symptoms, Diagnosis Avoidant Personality Disorder Treatment Famous People with Avoidant Personality Disorder   {loadposition articleAdleft} next:   What is Avoidant Personality Disorder? ~ all...

Types of Mental Health Treatment

Types of Mental Health Treatment

{media id=5167, layout=blog}   Mental health treatment exists for everyone, from people experiencing distress in one or more areas of life to those who have been diagnosed...

Self-Help for Depression: What Helps?

Self-Help for Depression: What Help…

It can seem that self-help for depression is out of reach when depression overwhelms and stifles. Depression negatively impacts mental health and physical health, thoughts, feelings...

Women Abuse: Why Some Men Abuse Women

Women Abuse: Why Some Men Abuse Wom…

The vast majority of physical abuse victims are women – about two-out-of-three – and the majority of these are abused by men, so it's common...

What is Clinical Depression? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

What is Clinical Depression? Sympto…

{media id=6942 , layout=blog}   Clinical depression is the presence of depressive symptoms that rise to the level of major depressive disorder, a mental illness. Clinical depression...

Cocaine Withdrawal and Managing Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine Withdrawal and Managing Coc…

Cocaine is a highly-addictive, stimulant, street drug; when a cocaine user discontinues use, cocaine withdrawal symptoms occur. Cocaine withdrawal symptoms are not always visible, but...

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OCD and Depression, OCD and Anxiety, OCD and ADHD

OCD and Depression, OCD and Anxiety…

OCD and anxiety, OCD and depression, and OCD and ADHD often run together. Did you know people with obsessive-compulsive disorder run a high risk of...

Opening Up About Postpartum Psychosis

Opening Up About Postpartum Psychos…

My name: Jennfer MoyerAge: 45Diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic FeaturesSymptoms since: 1996 Back in 2001, as a result of the Andrea Yates case, I was contacted...

PTSD Medications: Just How Effective Are They?

PTSD Medications: Just How Effectiv…

If you have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may be considering PTSD medication (sometimes known as “meds” for PTSD). This is often a big decision...

The Psychopathic Brain: Is It Different from a Normal Brain?

The Psychopathic Brain: Is It Diffe…

The psychopathic brain has been an interest of study for decades due to the fact that psychopaths represent such a small segment of society and...

Articles on Basics of Bipolar

The Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Unipolar Depression Bipolar Depression and Unipolar Depression: Is There A Difference? Further Distinctions Between Bipolar and Primary Depressive Disorders Diagnosing Bipolar...

Vietnam Veterans Still Living with PTSD 40+ Years Later

Vietnam Veterans Still Living with …

While most veterans of the Vietnam War do not currently have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a significant number do have Vietnam-related PTSD and a shockingly...

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...

Online Mental Health Self-Help is Available and Effective

Online Mental Health Self-Help is A…

For those suffering from mental illness, effective online mental self-help is available (What is Self-Help for Mental Health?). The many self-directed online options provide a...

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