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  1. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of having panic attacks and developing panic disorder may be increased if you: Have a family history of panic disorder. You are 8 times more likely to develop panic disorder if a family member has been diagnosed with it.

  2. Mental Health Problems and Stigma - Overview

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can change your relationship with your community. Some people may shy away from you because of your PTSD. Getting work or finding a place to live may be more challenging. But you are in control of how your community views you. The way you act and treat others can help influence people's attitudes about PTSD. Stigma People sometimes have negative views ...

  3. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure used to treat severe depression. It may be used in people with symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts or when other treatments such as psychotherapy and antidepressant medications have not worked. It is also used for other psychiatric and neurological conditions, such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. Before ECT, yo

  4. Domestic Violence - Signs of Domestic Violence

    Most relationships have difficult times, and almost every couple argues occasionally. However, violence is different from common marital or relationship discord. Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse that a partner-former or current partner, spouse, or boyfriend or girlfriend-uses to control the behavior of another.Domestic violence often starts with threats, name - calling, and slamming doors o

  5. Bipolar Disorder - Medications

    Although your family doctor can prescribe medications to treat bipolar disorder, you will probably be referred to a psychiatrist, who is trained specifically in the medications used to treat mental disorders.

  6. Bulimia Nervosa - Medications

    Medicines such as antidepressants may reduce the frequency of the binge-purge episodes of bulimia. They may also be used to treat other mental health problems, such as depression, that often occur along with bulimia. Learn more.

  7. Eating Disorders: Stopping Negative Thoughts - Topic Overview

    People who have an eating disorder often become preoccupied with negative thoughts about themselves. It is often hard for them to think positive thoughts. Although it is impossible to stop all negative thoughts,you can reduce these thoughts with a few simple techniques. Remember that your goal is to feel better with each passing day. Ask someone you trust to remind you of that when you are ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Check Your Symptoms

    Alcohol and Drug Problems-Check Your Symptoms

  10. Domestic Abuse - Topic Overview

    Everyone gets angry from time to time. Anger and arguments are normal parts of healthy relationships. But anger that leads to threats, hitting, or hurting someone is not normal or healthy. This is a form of abuse.

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