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  1. Check Your Symptoms

    Check your anxiety symptoms here.

  2. Depression - Living With Depression

    When you're going through depression,you can't just shake if off. You might have a couple of good days followed by a bad day or a string of bad days. And you don't know how long it will last. Depression is not like the flu or a sprained ankle,where your doctor can tell you about how long it will take to get better. When you're getting better,many experts call it recovery. Recovery is ...

  3. Social Anxiety Disorder - Exams and Tests

    Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed based on your medical history, physical exam, and sometimes a mental health assessment, which is an evaluation of psychological symptoms.

  4. Domestic Violence - Topic Overview

    What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior directed at a former or current partner, spouse, or boyfriend or girlfriend. The abuser uses fear and intimidation to gain power and control over the other person. The abuse can take many forms, including physical battering, emotional abuse, economic abuse, and sexual abuse, and may involve using children, pets, ...

  5. Anorexia Nervosa - Medications

    There is no medication for treating active anorexia nervosa. However, once you have regained some weight, your doctor may suggest that you take an antidepressant medicine.

  6. Anorexia: Learning to Trust Others - Topic Overview

    Sometimes people who have anorexia find it difficult to trust the family,friends,health professionals,and other caring people who are trying to help them. There are many reasons for this,ranging from anxiety about losing control and gaining weight to confused thinking because of malnutrition. And,it can be hard to trust a whole new way of eating,exercising,and taking care of yourself. ...

  7. Warning Signs of Suicide in Older Adults - Topic Overview

    Suicide rates increase with age and are highest among white men age 65 and older. Divorced and widowed men in this age group have the highest suicide rates,and their most common method of suicide is firearms. The following warning signs may be present in older adults who have a high risk for suicide: Depression. Older adults have higher rates of depression than the general population. Other ...

  8. 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.

  9. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Home Treatment

    You may be able to decrease the number of panic attacks due to panic disorder and reduce the severity of your symptoms when an attack does occur by: Reducing anxiety by doing tension - reducing activities and lowering the amount of stress in your life. Do

  10. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Exams and Tests

    A diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is based on your symptoms, medical history, and a physical examination.

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