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  1. Social Anxiety Disorder - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Here are ones to help with stress management.

  2. Hypnosis - Topic Overview

    What is hypnosis?Hypnosis is a state of focused concentration during which a person becomes less aware of his or her surroundings. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat physical or psychological conditions. Since 1958, the American Medical Association has recognized hypnotherapy as a valid medical treatment for certain conditions.During a hypnotic state, or trance, people may be more ...

  3. Warning Signs of Suicide - Topic Overview

    Take any mention of suicide seriously. If someone you know is threatening to commit suicide,get help right away. Health professionals should try to find out whether the person: Has the means (weapons or medicines) available to commit suicide or do harm to another person. Has set a time and place to commit suicide. Thinks that there is no other way to end the pain. If a suicide threat seems ...

  4. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more.

  5. Eating Disorders: Feeling Better About Yourself - Topic Overview

    People who have eating disorders are often very self-critical. Learning to be easier on yourself is essential. Pace yourself if you are feeling weak. Everything you do may take more time and effort. Do not expect to do all the things you want to do right away. Choose what is most important and do those things first. Break larger tasks into smaller ones and do what you can. Remember that ...

  6. Symptoms of Depression - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Helping Someone Get Treatment

  7. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Dealing With Medicine Side Effects Depression: Helping Someone Get Treatment Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed Depression: Taking Antidepressants Safely Seasonal Affective Disorder: Using Light Therapy

  8. Sexual Abuse or Assault (Rape) - Home Treatment

    If you feel threatened, you must have a plan for dealing with a threatening situation. If a family member or someone else has threatened to harm you or your child, seek help.

  9. Schizophrenia - Treatment Overview

    Finding out that you have schizophrenia can be scary and hard to deal with. But you can treat it. The goals of treatment and recovery are to reduce or stop symptoms,reduce the number of relapses,and develop a personal plan for your recovery by setting and meeting goals for home,work,and relationships. Medicines help your symptoms,and counseling and therapy help you change how you think ...

  10. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Prevention

    Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented. However, there are ways to help manage or prevent mood changes.

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