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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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    • 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?
    • 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?
    • 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 schizophrenia?
      • What are the different types of schizophrenia?
      • How common is schizophrenia in children?
      • What is the history of schizophrenia?
      • What are causes of schizophrenia? Is it hereditary?
      • What are schizophrenia symptoms and signs?
      • How is schizophrenia diagnosed?
      • What are treatments for schizophrenia and the side effects of those treatments?
      • What is the prognosis for schizophrenia?
      • What research is being done on schizophrenia?
      • Where can people get more information about schizophrenia?
    • Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) is a mental illness characterized by depression, mania, and severe mood swings. Treatment...learn more »
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      Bipolar Disorder Article
      • Bipolar disorder facts
      • What is bipolar disorder?
      • What is the history of bipolar disorder?
      • What are the types of bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder causes and risk factors?
      • What are bipolar disorder symptoms and signs in adults, teenagers, and children?
      • How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
      • What illnesses often coexist with bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder medications and other treatments? Are there any home remedies or alternative treatments for bipolar disorder?
      • How is bipolar disorder treated during pregnancy and the postpartum period?
      • What are complications and prognosis/effects over time of bipolar disorder?
      • Can bipolar disorder be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information about bipolar disorder?
      • Where can people find support to help them cope with bipolar disorder?
    • Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal...learn more »
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      Borderline Personality Disorder Article
      • Borderline personality disorder facts
      • What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)?
      • What other disorders often occur with BPD?
      • What causes borderline personality disorder?
      • What are the risk factors for borderline personality disorder?
      • What are borderline personality disorder symptoms and signs?
      • How is borderline personality disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for borderline personality disorder?
      • What are borderline personality disorder complications?
      • What is the prognosis of people with borderline personality disorder?
      • How can borderline personality disorder be prevented?
      • Where can I get more information on borderline personality disorder?
    • Sleep Paralysis Sleep paralysis is a condition that causes a person to feel as if he or she is awake but is unable to move. Lack of sleep, sleep...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sleep Paralysis Article
      • Sleep paralysis introduction
      • Is sleep paralysis a symptom of a serious problem?
      • What is sleep paralysis?
      • When does sleep paralysis usually occur?
      • What happens with hypnagogic sleep paralysis?
      • What happens with hypnopompic sleep paralysis?
      • Who develops sleep paralysis?
      • How is sleep paralysis diagnosed?
      • How is sleep paralysis treated?
      • What can I do about sleep paralysis?

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