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Depression in Women: Understanding Female Depression

Depression in Women: Understanding …

Women experience depression twice as often as men. According to the National Mental Health Association: Approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression...

Pro Bulimia: What is Pro Mia?

Pro Bulimia: What is Pro Mia?

The pro bulimia movement, which is often known as pro mia or just mia, is part of a movement that claims bulimia is a lifestyle...

Natasha Tracy Biography

Natasha Tracy Biography

Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer from the Pacific Northwest. She specializes in writing about pharmacology, bipolar disorder, depression and other mental health issues...

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...

Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety: How to Relax Your Mind

Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety: …

Engaging in relaxation techniques for anxiety really does help relax your mind and body. Such techniques are purposeful exercises done intentionally and regularly to effectively reduce...

Schizoaffective Disorder DSM Criteria

Schizoaffective Disorder DSM Criter…

Schizoaffective disorder criteria are defined in both the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) and the International Classification of...

Teenage Dating Violence: Signs, Examples of Dating Violence

Teenage Dating Violence: Signs, Exa…

Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as...

Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood

Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxi…

Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood is a common type of adjustment disorder, one of six official types of adjustment disorders categorized in...

Causes of Anorexia

Causes of Anorexia

What are the causes of anorexia? Why is it so pervasive? In the United States, about 1 million men and 7 million women suffer from...

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...

Effect of Sexual Assault on Women Sexual Assault Victims

Effect of Sexual Assault on Women S…

Assault on women, in the form of sexual violence, is epidemic in the United States, according to a government study conducted in 2010. The study...

Helping Children With Asperger Synd…

Any ideas for how to help my son with Aspergers improve communicating with others? Children challenged by the social interaction deficits of Asperger's face daily...

Child Physical Abuse Articles

Articles on Child Physical Abuse What is Child Physical Abuse? Physical Abuse of Children Signs of Child Physical Abuse Mandatory Reporting of Child Physical Abuse Effects of Child Physical...

Does a Psychopath Test Exist? Diagnosing the Psychopath

Does a Psychopath Test Exist? Diagn…

Psychopaths are some of the most dangerous people in society, but is there a psychopath test that can identify them? As it turns out, yes...

Teen Suicide Warning Signs: What Pa…

Teen suicide warning signs are important for all parents to know so that in the event that a teen shows behavioral or emotional changes, a...

Eating Disorders Affect the Entire Family

Eating Disorders Affect the Entire …

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Eating Disorders Affect the Entire Family Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans From the...

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Adult ADHD Support

Adult ADHD Support

Some form of adult ADHD support is almost a necessity in being able to successfully deal with the symptoms of this mental illness. Like those...

What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

What is Dissociative Identity Disor…

There is some discussion around the specific definition of dissociative identity disorder, but, according to Medscape, dissociative identity disorder is a serious mental illness and...

Personality Disorders List

Personality Disorders List

The following personality disorders list may help you understand the ten personality disorders (types of personality disorders) as well as their similarities and differences. At...

Rape Fantasy: Does It Mean You Want to Be Raped?

Rape Fantasy: Does It Mean You Want…

A rape fantasy is an erotic fantasy, also called ravishment fantasy, about forced sex. It involves a person (typically a woman) imagining a scenario in...

What Is Dissociative Fugue? Definition, Symptoms, Treatment

What Is Dissociative Fugue? Definit…

Dissociative fugue is a rare condition that is thought to affect 0.2% of the general population. Dissociative fugue is a part of the dissociative amnesia...

Allena Tapia Biography

Allena Tapia Biography

Allena Tapia is a full time writer, editor and translator, and the owner of GardenWall Publications, based in Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts...

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...

Adjustment Disorder DSM-5 Criteria

Adjustment Disorder DSM-5 Criteria

When someone has difficulty coping with a stressor and meets criteria outlined in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), he/she...

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