Grief and PTSD - What Happens
With obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you develop disturbing, obsessive thoughts that cause fear or anxiety. In order to rid yourself of these thoughts and relieve the fear, you perform rituals, such as repeated hand - washing or checking. Unfortuna
Anorexia Nervosa - Cause
The cause of anorexia nervosa is not fully understood. It is thought to develop from a mix of physical, emotional, and social triggers.
Schizophrenia - Recovery
Recovery from schizophrenia is a journey of healing and change. It will help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Recovery doesn't always mean you are symptom-free. It begins with treatment and usually is a lifelong process. In the recovery process,you learn to cope with your symptoms and challenges,find and meet your goals,and develop the support you need. There are 10 principles ...
Postpartum Depression - When To Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services if you think you cannot keep from harming yourself, your baby, or another person. Never hesitate to get help for postpartum depression.
Topiramate for Binge Eating Disorder - Topic Overview
Binge eating disorder is a condition in which you regularly eat large amounts of food within a couple of hours or less (a binge).
Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - When To Call a Doctor
Call or other emergency services immediately if your child makes threats or attempts to harm himself or herself or another person, or shows warning signs of suicide.
Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - What Happens
Often the first signs of bipolar disorder are severe moodiness, unhappiness, or other symptoms of depression.
Grief and PTSD - Topic Overview
What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a mental health problem in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a child under his or her care. The caregiver is usually a mother,and the victim is her child. Because children are the victims,MSBP is a form of child abuse. The caregiver with MSBP may: Lie about the child’s symptoms. Change ...
Stop Negative Thoughts: Getting Started
Unwanted thoughts can make you feel anxious or depressed. They may keep you from enjoying your life. A technique called thought-stopping can help you stop unwanted thoughts. What you think can affect how you feel. Thought-stopping helps you change how you think so that you feel better. Changing your thinking will take some time. You need to practice thought-stopping every day. After a ...
Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - What Increases Your Risk
Your child's risk of developing bipolar disorder or other mood disorders increases.