Mental Health Disorders

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  1. Adjustment Disorders

    Adjustment disorders are quite common in children and teens. They are characterized by an excessive reaction to stress.

  2. Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa (or simply anorexia) is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and food.

  3. Anxiety Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common types of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias

  4. Behavior Disorders

    Detailed information on behavior problems in adolescents, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder

  5. Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge eating disorder is an illness that resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing. It differs from bulimia because its sufferers do not purge their bodies of the excess food.

  6. Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia nervosa is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications in an attempt to control weight.

  7. Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

    A psychiatric evaluation will look at symptoms and when they occur, as well as what impact they have on family and work relationships.

  8. Conduct Disorder

    A child with a conduct disorder has antisocial behaviors that violate the rights of others and age-appropriate social standards and rules.

  9. Depression and Suicide

    More than 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder—most commonly a depressive disorder or a substance abuse disorder.

  10. Dysthymia

    Dysthymia is a mood disorder similar to major depression. It has less severe symptoms than depression, but the symptoms linger for several years.

  11. Eating Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder

  12. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    A person with generalized anxiety disorder often worries excessively about health, money, family, or work, and continually anticipates disaster.

  13. Glossary - Mental Health Disorders

    Glossary of terms relating to mental health

  14. Home Page - Mental Health Disorders

    Detailed information on mental health disorders, including the psychiatric evaluation, the psychiatric treatment team, seeking mental health treatment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance ab

  15. Knowing When to Seek Treatment

    Families, spouses, or friends are often the first to suspect that their loved one is challenged by feelings, behaviors, and/or environmental conditions that cause them to act disruptive, rebellious, or sad.

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