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  1. Nail-Biting - Topic Overview

    Nail - biting (onychophagia) is a common stress - relieving habit. You may bite your nails in times of stress or excitement, or in times of boredom or inactivity. It can also be a learned behavior from family members. Nail - biting is the most common of the typical "nervous habits, " which include thumb - sucking, nose - picking, hair - twisting or - pulling, tooth - grinding, and picking at skin.

  2. Mental Illness in Children

    An overview of mental illness in children.

  3. Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety disorders are very strong fears that may be caused by physical or psychological stress. Studies show that almost half of all patients with cancer say they feel some anxiety and about one-fourth of all patients with cancer say they feel a great deal of anxiety. Patients living with cancer find that they feel more or less anxiety at different times. A patient may become more anxious as ...

  4. Social Anxiety Disorder

    Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental disorders. Learn more.

  5. Specific Phobias

    Information about the causes of unreasonable and debilitating fears of a particular thing, called specific phobias.

  6. Getting Help for Mental Health

    Want to know where to get help for mental illness? Keep reading to find out where to start.

  7. Support Groups

    Support groups are commonly recommended for problems like anxiety, depression, and addictions. Learn more about support groups and how they work.

  8. Trichotillomania

    Trichotillomania is an irresistible urge to pull out hair. Learn more about this psychological disorder.

  9. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    An explanation of the potentially disabling mental illness where people develop anxiety-related obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.

  10. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental condition which is a lasting consequence of traumatic events.

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