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  1. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Other Treatment

    Most children who have bipolar disorder need medication. However, other forms of treatment used along with medications play an important role in balancing mood and improving quality of life.

  2. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Panic Disorder

    Drug details for Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for panic disorder.

  3. Binge Eating Disorder - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for binge eating disorder includes counseling and sometimes medicine.

  4. Bipolar Disorder - Exams and Tests

    There are no lab tests for bipolar disorder. Instead, your doctor will ask detailed questions about your symptoms.

  5. Anorexia Complications - Topic Overview

    Almost half of people who have anorexia nervosa will eventually develop symptoms (binge-purge behaviors) of another eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. 1 Long-term or severe anorexia also can cause serious medical complications,such as: 2 Osteoporosis,which results from a lack of calcium in the diet as well as too much cortisol and too little estrogen in the body. The teenage years are ...

  6. Bipolar Disorder - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have bipolar disorder, call or other emergency services.

  7. Supporting Someone Who Has an Eating Disorder - Topic Overview

    When a loved one has an eating disorder such as anorexia,bulimia,or binge eating and is in treatment,you can show support by: Showing and stating your love. Avoiding the temptation to control the person. Trusting that your loved one has developed his or her own high values,ideals,and standards. Encouraging self-responsibility for his or her actions,both successes and setbacks. ...

  8. Helping a Family Member Who Has PTSD - Topic Overview

    When someone has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),it changes family life. The person with PTSD may act differently and get angry easily. He or she may not want to do things you used to enjoy together. You may feel scared and frustrated about the changes you see in your loved one. You also may feel angry about what's happening to your family,or wonder if things will ever go back to the ...

  9. Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed

    If someone you care about has been diagnosed with depression,you may feel helpless. Maybe you're watching a once-vibrant person slide into inactivity or seeing a good friend lose interest in activities that he or she used to enjoy. The change in your loved one's or friend's behavior may be so great that you feel you no longer know him or her.

  10. Domestic Violence - Legal Protection From Abuse

    Many women and men are reluctant to call police when they are beaten. Victims fear that their partners will retaliate or that police officers will be insensitive and embarrass them, among other concerns. However, many communities have made great progress in educating police officers and other people in the criminal justice system about domestic violence. Many states require that police officers ..

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