Disorders

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

Approximately 60 percent of youngsters with ADHD in the US become adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder; that’s approximately 8 million adults (4 percent of adult population). Lower than twenty percent of adults with ADHD have already been diagnosed or treated, with 1/4 actively seeking help. Thought to be genetic, ADHD occurs in early …

bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can …

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by symptoms such as persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things. People with this disorder experience exaggerated worry and tension, often expecting the worst, even when there is no apparent reason for concern. They anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about money, health, family, work, potential disasters or …

obsessive-compulsive-disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by thoughts or actions that are repetitive, distressing, and intrusive. OCD suffers usually know that their compulsions are unreasonable or irrational, but they serve to alleviate their anxiety. Often, the logic of someone with OCD will appear superstitious, such as an insistence in walking in a …

panic attack disorder

Panic Attack Disorder

People with panic attack disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes. Sometimes attack symptoms may last longer. These are called panic attacks. Panic attack is characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may also have a strong …

phobias

Phobias

Phobias are irrational fear and avoidance of an object or situation. Phobias are different from generalized anxiety disorders because a phobia has a fear response identified with a specific cause. The fear may be acknowledged as irrational or unnecessary, but the person is still unable to control the anxiety that results. Stimuli for phobia may …

PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a serious potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist incident, sudden death of a loved one, war, violent personal assault such as rape, or other life-threatening occurrences. Most people who experience such tragedies recover from them, but people with PTSD symptoms …

social anxiety disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. Everyone has felt anxious or embarrassed at one time or another. For example, meeting new people …

depression

What is Depression?

What Is Depression? From time to time we all can feel sad, blue, or out of sorts. Most of the time?these feelings are temporary and leave us within a few days, so then what is depression? Those suffering from depression have consistent feelings that interfere with daily life causing pain for them as well as …

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