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Mental health is an optimal way of thinking, relating to others, and feeling. All of the diagnosable mental disorders fall under the umbrella of mental illness. Depression, anxiety, and substance-abuse disorders are common types of mental illness. Symptoms and signs of mental illness include irritability, moodiness, insomnia, headaches, and sadness. Treatment may involve psychotherapy and medication.

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    • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental-health condition that causes the following symptoms in children:...learn more »
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      ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children) Article
      • ADHD in children facts
      • What is ADHD?
      • What are risk factors and causes of ADHD in children?
      • What are signs and symptoms of ADHD in children?
      • Are there ADHD tests? How do physicians diagnose ADHD in children?
      • What are the treatments for ADHD in children? What are possible side effects of ADHD medications?
      • What are complications and the prognosis of ADHD in children?
      • Is it possible to prevent ADHD in children?
      • What is the latest research on ADHD in children?
      • Are there support groups for children with ADHD?
      • Where can people find more information on ADHD in children?
    • Anorexia Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by markedly reduced appetite or total aversion to food. Anorexia is a serious...learn more »
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      Anorexia Article
      • Anorexia nervosa facts
      • What is anorexia nervosa?
      • Who is at risk for anorexia nervosa?
      • What causes anorexia nervosa?
      • How is anorexia nervosa diagnosed?
      • What are anorexia symptoms and signs (psychological and behavioral)?
      • What are anorexia symptoms, signs, and complications (physical)?
      • What is the treatment for anorexia nervosa?
      • What is the prognosis (outcome) of anorexia nervosa?
      • How can anorexia nervosa be prevented?
      • The future of anorexia nervosa
      • Where can a person get help for anorexia nervosa?
    • Bulimia People with bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder that involves episodes of bingeing and purging, experience symptoms and signs...learn more »
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      Bulimia Article
      • Bulimia nervosa facts
      • What is bulimia?
      • What are causes and risk factors for bulimia?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of bulimia?
      • How do physicians diagnose bulimia?
      • What is the treatment for bulimia?
      • What are complications of bulimia?
      • What is the prognosis for bulimia?
      • Is it possible to prevent bulimia?
      • Where can one find more information about bulimia?
      • Are there support groups for people with bulimia?
    • Depression Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one...learn more »
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      Depression Article
      • Depression facts
      • What is a depressive disorder?
      • What are myths about depression?
      • What are the types of depression, and what are depression symptoms and signs?
      • Depression symptoms and signs in men
      • Depression symptoms and signs in women
      • Depression symptoms and signs in teenagers
      • Depression symptoms and signs in children
      • What are the causes and risk factors of depression?
      • Postpartum depression
      • How is depression diagnosed?
      • What treatments are available for depression?
      • What is the general approach to treating depression?
      • What about sexual dysfunction related to antidepressants?
      • What about discontinuing antidepressants?
      • What are complications of depression?
      • What is the prognosis for depression?
      • How can depression be prevented?
      • What about self-help and home remedies?
      • How can someone help a person who is depressed?
      • Where can one seek help for depression?
      • What is in the future for depression?
      • Where can people find more information about depression?
    • Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tender points. Stress...learn more »
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      Fibromyalgia Article
      • Fibromyalgia facts
      • What is fibromyalgia?
      • What causes fibromyalgia?
      • Is fibromyalgia hereditary?
      • What are risk factors for fibromyalgia?
      • What are fibromyalgia symptoms and signs?
      • How do physicians diagnose fibromyalgia?
      • What is the treatment for fibromyalgia?
      • Are there any home remedies for fibromyalgia?
      • Does diet or exercise affect fibromyalgia?
      • What is the prognosis of fibromyalgia?
      • Is it possible to prevent fibromyalgia?
      • Are there support groups for fibromyalgia?
      • What is the latest research on fibromyalgia?
    • Panic Attacks Panic attacks are sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episodes can occur at any time, even during sleep....learn more »
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      Panic Attacks Article
      • Panic attack facts
      • What are panic attacks?
      • What are panic attack symptoms and signs in adults, teenagers, and children?
      • Are panic attacks serious?
      • What are causes and risk factors for panic attacks?
      • How is panic disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for panic attacks? What medications treat panic attacks?
      • What are complications of untreated panic attacks?
      • What is the prognosis for panic disorder?
      • How are panic attacks prevented?

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Terms related to Mental Health (Psychology):

  • Adult Behavior Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Child Behavior Disorders
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Teenage Behavior Disorders