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Relationship Between Self-Injury and Depression

Relationship Between Self-Injury an…

Self-Injury and depression go hand-in-hand. Self-injury is known by many names, including self-harm, self-mutilation and self-abuse. It may be referred to by specific ways of...

Do Adult ADHD Natural Treatments, Natural Remedies Work?

Do Adult ADHD Natural Treatments, N…

Do adult ADHD natural remedies work? The answer is a controversial one. Some people insist that largely disproven dietary interventions, such as the Feingold Elimination...

Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment, Effects

Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder: Sym…

Rapid cycling bipolar disorder can be a dangerous condition and carries a high risk of suicide. When a person with bipolar experiences four or more...

Top 10 Myths About Lesbians

Here are myths regarding lesbians. We're also providing accurate information under each myth about lesbians. Just as with any group of people, preconceived notions exist...

Shock Treatment for Depression: How ECT Shock Therapy Works

Shock Treatment for Depression: How…

"Shock therapy" was so-called, as an electric shock is used to induce a controlled seizure intended as a treatment for chemical imbalances in the brain...

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Symptoms, Diagnosis

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Di…

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder symptoms usually appear by early adulthood. People with OCPD exhibit a long-standing and consistent pattern of preoccupation with perfectionism, inflexibility, mental and...

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...

Depression in Children Articles

Depression in Children: Causes, Treatment of Child Depression Recognizing Symptoms of Depression in Teens and Children What Does a Depressed Child Look Like? How to Help a Depressed...

What is Schizophrenia?

What is Schizophrenia?

When people consider, “what is schizophrenia?” often, many negative images come to mind. Every serial killer on TV, it seems, has schizophrenia. And the idea...

Giving Mental Health Support: Empowering vs. Enabling

Giving Mental Health Support: Empow…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Giving Mental Health Support: Empowering vs. Enabling Empowerment Strengthens Mental Health Recovery Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles...

Types of Mental Health Facilities

Types of Mental Health Facilities

  There are several types of mental health facilities and the best mental health facility for you depends on your needs. You may need a facility...

What is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

What is Histrionic Personality Diso…

People with histrionic personality disorder (HPD) behave in highly emotional and dramatic ways in hopes of drawing attention to themselves. Everyone likes attention and most...

Schizophrenia Symptoms and the Impact on Everyday Life

Schizophrenia Symptoms and the Impa…

Symptoms for schizophrenia vary and their impact on everyday life can range from troublesome to life-altering. Work, school and home life can all be affected...

Depression Self-Help Articles

Self-Help for Depression: What Helps? Treating Depression Without Medication: Is Self-Help Enough? Are Support Groups for Depression Really Helpful? Stop Being Depressed. Use These Self-Help Tools Now Coping Skills...

Your Mental Health and the Holiday Season

Your Mental Health and the Holiday …

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Mental Health Issues Over The Holidays Solutions for Coping with Mental Illness During the Holidays Help...

How to Report Child Abuse

How to Report Child Abuse

Reporting child abuse is critical in the prevention of the maltreatment of children. In the vast majority of cases, reports of child abuse are not...

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Self-Help for Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Self-Help for Overcoming Low Self-E…

Self-help for low self-esteem can give you the tools you need to overcome your confidence issues. Everyone experiences low self-confidence at some time or another. But...

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...

What Do You Say To Someone Who's Su…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: What Do You Say To Someone Who's Survived A Suicide Attempt? Sharing Your Mental Health...

Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder (Treatment/Management Issues)

Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder (Tre…

Pregnancy and bipolar disorder can introduce a new set of complications and women of childbearing age with bipolar disorder face certain increased risks. Pregnancy and...

Standard Course of Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder

Standard Course of Treatment for Ma…

Antidepressants and Therapy for Treatment of Major Depression A person with MDD is typically given an antidepressant medication as the first-line treatment for Major Depressive Disorder...

Anxiety and Heart Attacks: The Shared Link

Anxiety and Heart Attacks: The Shar…

Anxiety and heart attacks are often linked in a person's mind because of the belief that an anxiety attack is, really, a heart attack. This...

Stand Up For Mental Health Articles

List of articles on mental illness stigma issues and information on the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. We hope you'll join our efforts to...

OCD in Children: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

OCD in Children: Signs, Symptoms, C…

Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and teens has become more common in recent years. About one in every 200 American children suffers from OCD (What is...

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