Postpartum Depression - Exams and Tests
Postpartum depression is a medical condition that requires treatment, not a sign of weakness. It isn't always obvious to an observer, and there are no laboratory tests for depression. This is why it's important that you tell your health professional about
Postpartum Depression - Other Treatment
Read about counseling (including cognitive-behavioral therapy and intrapersonal counseling) and alternative therapies for postpartum depression.
Anorexia Nervosa - Topic Overview
Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders.
Deciding to Get Treatment for PTSD - 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 ...
Grief and PTSD - In Their Own Words
Telling others about having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is hard. But for the following people,it’s part of recovering. Read what they say about how PTSD felt,how it affected their families,and how treatment is helping them get better. Marvin Turner and his family survived Hurricane Katrina on a neighbor’s rooftop. "I have visions of being up on the roof and going through it all ...
Bulimia Nervosa - Exams and Tests
This tool will help you determine whether or not you have an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa.
Grief and PTSD - How It Affects Children
When there's violence in the home,children are always affected,even if they're asleep or not in the room when the abuse happens. The longer you live in a violent situation,the harder it will be for your children. When abuse happens,your children may feel scared and ashamed,or they may even think that they caused the problem. Worse,they can grow up thinking that it's okay to hurt others ...
Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview
What is light therapy?Light therapy (phototherapy) is exposure to light that is brighter than indoor light but not as bright as direct sunlight. Do not use ultraviolet light, full - spectrum light, heat lamps, or tanning lamps for light therapy.Light therapy may help with depression and may help reset your "biological clock" (circadian rhythms), which controls sleeping and waking.Typically, you si
Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take medications to treat panic disorder?
Ways To Reduce Stress - Topic Overview
Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. You may have high self-esteem-you believe you are a good person-or it may be low,and you question how "good" or "worthy" you are. Everyone has low self-esteem at times. It may happen when someone says something bad about you or questions how well you do something. But if you often feel bad about yourself,you may stop believing in yourself. You ...