Conditions: Mental health

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Addictive disorders, such as substance abuse and dependence, are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol or drugs. Addiction develops over time and is a chronic and relapsing illness...


Anxiety disorders are conditions in which the sufferer experiences extreme, often disabling, fear or anxiety. They can be understood as a pathological version of normal fear and are the most common of the mental disorders...


Bipolar disorder, formally known as manic depression, is classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond ordinary ups and downs...


Bulimia nervosa, usually referred to as bulimia, is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) and usually followed by purging (self-induced vomiting), misuse of laxatives, enemas or medications that cause increased production of urine, fasting, or excessive exercise to control weight...


Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior. These disorders can fall into several types: Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which people intentionally starve themselves...


Mood disorders, sometimes called affective disorders, refer to a category of mental health problems that include all types of depression and bipolar disorder...


Personality disorders comprise a group of conditions in which sufferers display rigid and maladaptive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that can often disrupt their personal, professional, and social lives...


A phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational and persistent fear of a specific object, situation or activity. The fear experienced by people with phobias can be so great that some individuals go to extreme lengths to avoid the source of their fear...


Perinatal psychiatric disorders, including postpartum depression, are among the most common complications of childbearing. Postpartum depression is characterized by a moderate to severe depressive episode that a mother experiences after the birth of a child...


Schizophrenia is one of the most complex of all mental health disorders. It involves a severe, chronic and disabling disturbance of the brain. Though schizophrenia was once classified as a psychological disease, it is now classified as a brain disease...