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Acute and chronic pain

Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of...

Addiction

Addiction is a strong mental and physical dependence on, most commonly, a drug or other substance. Some substances that can lead to addiction are...

Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse means having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits, such as drinking every day or drinking too much at a time. Alcohol abuse can...

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by self-starvation and weight loss. There are two subtypes. In the...

Anxiety Disorders

Detailed information on the most common types of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and phobias.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which a person has trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks, tends to act...

Atypical eating disorders

Atypical eating disorders, or eating disorders not otherwise specified, is a diagnostic term used when many but not all the criteria are met for...

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is an illness that causes strong mood swings between depression and “mania.” It used to be called "manic depression."

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder) is a serious medical illness. It can make close relationships difficult to maintain, and it may cause the affected person and their loved ones great pain. But BPD can be treated, and the symptoms can be eased.

Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder. People with bulimia are overly concerned with their body shape and weight. They will overeat (binge) then follow this with vomiting, laxative or enema abuse (purge) to maintain body weight. An affected person may also fast, follow extreme diets or over-exercise.

Co-occurring disorders

Some people have an alcohol or drug problem and a mental health problem. Doctors call this a dual diagnosis. You need to treat both problems to...

Depression

Health advice for those feeling depression; feeling depressed, sadness or having no hope; decreased joy from or interest in daily activities; thoughts of suicide.

Insomnia

Insomnia is repeated difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep, or both.

Mental health problems

Many mental health problems begin when physical stress (such as an illness or injury) or emotional stress (such as the loss of a loved one)...

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of mental illness that causes repeated unwanted thoughts. To get rid of the thoughts, a person does...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary...

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder that often runs in families and can cause troubling symptoms, including hearing voices, and having trouble thinking clearly and relating to others.

Stress

Stress is a physical, mental and emotional response to life's changes and demands. Stress is experienced in levels. Low levels may not be...