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  1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Frequently Asked Questions

    About PTSD: What is PTSD? What are the symptoms of PTSD? What are some myths about PTSD? How common is PTSD? Treatment: How is PTSD treated? What types of counseling are used? Living with PTSD: What can I do to help my recovery? How does PTSD affect my emotional life? How does PTSD affect my family and community? PTSD and veterans: Do military personnel have special concerns? What is military ...

  2. Bulimia Nervosa - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is very important for people who have bulimia. You will set individual goals along with your doctor, nutritionist, and professional counselor. Some of these goals may include: Practicing emotional self - care. Don't blame yourself for your

  3. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Social Anxiety Disorder

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for social anxiety disorder.

  4. Bipolar Disorder in Children: Helping Your Child Prevent Manic Episodes

    Key pointsThe more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to help your child or adolescent cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps your child can take to help avoid manic episodes and to recognize and deal with an episode when symptoms begin. Your child should:Exercise, eat a balanced diet, get a good night's sleep, and keep a consistent schedule to reduce ...

  5. Domestic Abuse - Prevention

    To prevent violence be alert to warning signs, such as threats or drunkenness, so that you can avoid a dangerous situation.

  6. Suicide Assessment - Topic Overview

    A suicide assessment is used to determine whether a person is at risk for a suicide attempt. Questions asked during a suicide assessment include: Have you ever felt so bad that you thought you would like to go to sleep and never wake up? Have you ever felt so bad that you thought you would be better off dead? Have you ever thought that you are a burden on your family and friends or that your ...

  7. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - 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

  8. Treatment Overview

    Treatment for binge eating disorder includes counseling and sometimes medicine.

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat depression in children and teens.

  10. Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

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