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Mental illness is any disease or condition affecting the brain that influence the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others. Mental illness is caused by heredity, biology, psychological trauma and environmental stressors.

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    • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes the following symptoms in children: excessive activity, problems...learn more »
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      ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children) Article
      • Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD in children) facts
      • What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (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 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 for 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 for depression?
      • 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?
    • Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder that may cause hallucinations and delusions and affect a person's ability to...learn more »
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      Schizophrenia Article
      • Schizophrenia facts
      • What is the definition of schizophrenia?
      • How common is schizophrenia in children?
      • What is the history of schizophrenia?
      • What are schizophrenia causes? Is schizophrenia hereditary?
      • What are schizophrenia symptoms and signs?
      • How is schizophrenia diagnosed? Are there particular tests that detect schizophrenia?
      • What are treatments for schizophrenia and the side effects of those treatments?
      • What are potential complications of schizophrenia? What is the prognosis for schizophrenia?
      • What research is being done on schizophrenia?
      • Where can people get more information about schizophrenia? How can people find a support group or other assistance for schizophrenia?
    • Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as...learn more »
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      Alcoholism Article
      • Alcohol use disorder facts
      • What is alcohol abuse?
      • What is alcoholism?
      • What differentiates alcohol abuse from alcoholism?
      • What are risk factors for alcoholism?
      • What causes alcoholism? Is alcoholism hereditary?
      • What are alcohol use disorder symptoms and signs in teenagers, women, men, and the elderly?
      • How do physicians diagnose alcohol use disorder?
      • What are the stages of alcohol use disorder?
      • What is the treatment for alcohol use disorder?
      • What medications treat alcohol use disorder?
      • How can you tell if someone has a drinking problem?
      • Can an alcoholic just cut back or stop drinking?
      • Is there a safe level of drinking?
      • Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant?
      • How can someone find more information or get help or support to treat alcohol use disorder?
      • What are the long-term physical and psychological effects of alcohol use disorder?
      • What is codependency, and what is the treatment for codependency?
      • Is it possible to prevent alcohol use disorder?
      • What is the prognosis of alcohol use disorder?

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