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Mental Disorders
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Mental Disorders

Welcome to our Mental Disorders topic area. In this family of topic centers you will find information concerning various mental disorders including depression, generalized anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, attention deficit and schizophrenia, to name but a few. Disorders of Childhood are grouped under the Disorders of Childhood topic category

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Mental vs. Medical Classifications:

There is always a question of whether a given disorder or issue would be better classified as a "mental" or a "medical-biological" disorder. To some degree or another, there is no really firm distinction between mental and medical disorders. Many so called 'mental' disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are now known to be primarily biologically based, while other 'medical' disorders have been shown to have a large 'psychological' component. In making classification decisions, we have followed the lead set out by the authors of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (...

 
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Taking to the Stage to Battle Mental Illness
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New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed
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New Rules Require Parity for Mental Health Benefits
Workers Fear Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Care
Insurers Must Offer Equal Coverage for Those With Emotional, Addiction Problems
Lengthy Army Deployments Affect Spouses' Mental Health
Combining Psychotropic Drugs Becoming More Common
Parental Mental Illness Found to Affect Risk of SIDS
Psychotropic Medications Linked to Pregnancy Outcomes
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help
Urinary Symptoms Tied to Psychiatric Issues in Women
Psychoses May Increase Risk of Death From Heart Disease
Bladder Problems May Often Be Related to Mental Health
Psychiatric Meds for Infants Linked to Later Behavior Problems
Psychiatric Problems Affect Impact of Urinary Infections
U.S. Soldier in Custody Following Slaying of 5 Americans in Iraq
 
Questions and Answers
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What To Do?
Hearing Things?
What Is The Difference Between Mental Illness and Depression?
Violent Brother
High Anxiety - J. - May 10th 2010
Paranoid Schizophrenia Diagnosis
I Need Help Desperately - Jim
In A Bad Situation
Am I Schizophrenic?
Extreme Psychopathy/sociopathy?
Five year old daughter hears voices
Should I be worried?
A young adult needs to find help, but cant find it.
Major Depressive Disorder Severe with Psychotic Features
Am I Bipolar? Could be Medical
my boyfriend, does he need help?
voice in my head
dating and the stigma of mental health.
MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER? SCHIZO? BI-POLAR?
Deranged father
Depression? Bi-Polar? Personality Disorder?
Hearing Voices
response appreciated..
will my husband still love me after he comes out of major depression?
How do you get a 81 yr woman to get help when she is in strong denial??
Insanity by Alcohol?
Am I just a bad person
How to live with a depressed person
My friend needs help that I can\'t give,can you help me?
Rate the Public Mental Health Hospitals by State
Depression/dysautonomia?
Should I see a different psychiatrist?
I think my mom has mental health issues or alzheimers
10 year old dreaming of killing
preteen bad behavior
how can i control morbid jealousy
Mother's Personality Disorder
Pregnant and Possibly Schizophrenic
They Never Find Anything Wrong
Disordered Family Member Behavior
Requirements for Hospitalization
Stalked
Friend's Downward Spiral
Stepson With Personality Disorder
Wading Through Mud
Hearing Voices
I Refuse
Delusional Friend
Harassment Aftermath
Delusional Friend
Lying About Illness
Ocassional Delusions
Blossoming Paranoia?
In Love With A Diagnosed Sociopath
Biological Problem
How Can I Help My Friend?
Going Crazy
Attachment Disorder
Disclosure #2: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend About My Illnesses
Serious Problems
Are Some Patients Hopeless?
Stalker
Three Million People In One Skin
Withdrawn Brother
How To Explain Psychosis To A Boyfriend?
Paranoia
Schizophrenia?
Would Problems Be Very Obvious?
Feeling Fragile
Pornography # 2: Should I Go Or Should I Stay?
Getting Paranoid And Delusional
Lack of Identity
In Emotional Disrepair
Am I Paranoid?
Mental Illness vs. Insanity
She Won't Get Help
Racing Thoughts
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Histrionic Sister-in-Law
Long-Distance Support
What Is A Delusion?
Early Experiences As Described By A Self-Diagnosed Schizoid
Is This Depression?
Paranoia
What Is Wrong With Me?
Father In Romania
Liar and Kleptomaniac
How Does Childhood Affect Us?
Paranoid Boyfriend
Encopresis
I'm Going Crazy
Paranoid Dad
Talking Dice
Avoiding Her Parents
Obsession
Abusive Husband
Stalker
Unreality
Self-Medication
Agoraphobia?
Somatization and Hypochondrias
De-Realized
Paranoia?
What is ECT?
Fighting Stigma
Body Numbness
What's the Diagnosis?
For The Health Class In Australia
No One Believes Me...
Am I Crazy?
 
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