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  1. Suicidal Thoughts or Threats - Home Treatment

    If you are thinking about suicide, talk to someone about your feelings.

  2. Postpartum Depression - What Happens

    This article describes the difference between the "baby blues" and postpartum depression. It also provides a brief description of postpartum psychosis.

  3. Schizophrenia - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about schizophrenia: What is schizophrenia? What causes schizophrenia? What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? What happens in schizophrenia? What increases my risk for schizophrenia? Are there different types of schizophrenia? How often does schizophrenia occur? Being diagnosed: Who can diagnose schizophrenia? How is schizophrenia diagnosed? What is a mental health assessment? Getting ...

  4. Anxiety - 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. Anxiety: Stop Negative Thoughts

  5. Schizophrenia - What Happens

    Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start in the late teens to mid-20s for men and the late 20s to 30s for women. 1 The symptoms may start suddenly or happen gradually. Men tend to have more severe symptoms than women do. 2 Children and younger teens also may develop symptoms,but this is rare. How it starts The first symptoms of schizophrenia may be overlooked. They are often the same as ...

  6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Military Concerns

    "Being in the Guard now is like a mandatory support group because they've all been there too." - Iraq war veteran Tim Young If you are in the military,you may have seen combat. You may have been on missions that exposed you to horrible and life-threatening experiences. You may have been shot at,seen a buddy shot,or seen death. These are types of events that can lead to post-traumatic stress ...

  7. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor or another health professional will evaluate and diagnose depression in your child by asking questions about your child's medical history and conducting tests to determine if symptoms are caused by something other than depression. Your child m

  8. 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

  9. Schizophrenia - Cause

    Experts don't know what causes schizophrenia. It may have different causes for different people. In some people,brain chemistry and brain structure are not normal. Family history may play a role. And problems that harm a baby's brain during pregnancy also may help cause it. Genetics: Your chance of developing schizophrenia is greater if your parent,brother,or sister has the illness. 1 ...

  10. Barriers to Psychological Care - Topic Overview

    You may feel that you do not want treatment for mental health problems. You may: Not trust mental health care professionals,such as counselors,psychiatrists,psychologists,or social workers. Worry about money,even if you have insurance. Feel that asking for treatment is a sign of weakness. Think you will get better if enough time passes. Worry that if people find out,it could cause ...

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