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  1. Binge Eating Disorder Causes and Prevention

    Find out from WebMD what causes binge eating disorder and how it might be prevented.

  2. Factitious Disorders

    WebMD looks at factitious disorders, conditions in which a person deliberately and consciously acts as if he or she -- or a loved one -- has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick.

  3. Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

    Dissociative identity disorder, once called multiple personality disorder, results in two or more split identities. Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this complex mental illness.

  4. Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    People with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) are preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others often cannot see. WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of BDD.

  5. Ganser Syndrome

    WebMD explains a rare disorder known as Ganser syndrome, in which people mimic the symptoms of serious mental illnesses to draw attention to themselves.

  6. Diagnosing Binge Eating Disorder

    WebMD tells you how binge eating disorder is diagnosed.

  7. How Depression Affects Your Body

    Depression is an emotional and physical disorder. WebMD explains how depression raises your risk for other diseases.

  8. Depression Relapse: What to Do First

    Depression usually recurs over a lifetime. WebMD explains how recurrences and relapses are treated.

  9. Chronic Pain and Depression: Managing Pain When You're Depressed

    Depression can magnify pain and make it harder to cope. The good news is that effective treatments can relieve depression and make chronic pain more tolerable. Learn more from WebMD.

  10. Mental Health and Deep Brain Stimulation

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) -- which has been used successfully to treat conditions like Parkinson's disease -- is now being researched as a treatment for mental illnesses like obsessive-compulsive disease and major depression. Learn more from WebMD.

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