Psychiatry

ID: 7649

Eating disorders are a pervasive and growing menace in today’s society, driven by conditions that are becoming more prevalent than ever thanks to social media and upbringing. These conditions cause those suffering from them to have difficulty seeing themselves clearly, and drive them to take on unhealthy and in some cases deadly habits to control…

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ID: 7647

Self-Esteem. It’s a nebulous term that is often used, but most of us would have difficulty describing what it means and what good self-esteem looks like. In the modern world, this is a particularly difficult topic for the digitally connected community, especially children and teens. Some might identify self-worth with the feelings they get when…

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ID: 7643

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a new name for a condition that’s been around for a very long time. Whether you call it shell-shock, combat fatigue, or the modern name of PTSD, this condition is a response to a traumatic event that causes a lasting effect on how the individual deals with stressful situations…

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ID: 7638

Living with a mood disorder can be exceptionally challenging, and even more so if you don’t have a supportive community to help you face it. Mood disorders, also known as emotional disorders, are largely invisible to those around us, and sharing it can result in disapproval, misunderstandings, and platitudes that aren’t helpful to those fighting…

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Anxious woman biting her nails because of OCD

Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by a need to perform certain compulsions or rituals for no apparent reason. Although some of these behaviors are seemingly harmless, the compelling desire to perform some behaviors can endanger employment, family relationships and quality of life. Often, the stress of needing to perform OCD-related rituals…

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Child with learning disorder, frustrated in front of book

Children and adults with learning differences often struggle to keep up with their peers and co-workers. But they do not fall behind due to a lack of intelligence or an inability to ascertain knowledge, but rather due to a disability that complicates the ability to comprehend or communicate information. When parents and teachers are made…

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ID: 786
Young miserable depressed man sitting and thinking

Depression is a widespread mental illness that causes intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness and personal emptiness. It can be brought on by stress, regret, trauma, loss or even a genetic predisposition to developing the disease. People who are suffering from depression often present with chronic fatigue or appetite changes. They may also experience social disassociation…

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Couple in Marriage Therapy

Most couples in committed relationships know that rough patches are inevitable. No relationship is free disagreement or conflict, but partners can often overcome these obstacles and move forward together. But from time to time, marital issues may arise that challenge the health of a relationship and create tension, frustration or even distrust. A psychiatrist can…

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4 Four images of the same woman in various emotional states

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by severe mood swings and extreme emotions. Also known as manic depressive disorder, bipolar disorder can cause a patient to quickly oscillate between feelings of euphoria or excitement to states of depression or hopelessness. The disorder presents differently in every patient, with some people experiencing only occasionally mild…

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Closeup sad young woman with worried stressed face expression and brain melting into lines question marks suffering from anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorders are mental health diseases that are often brought on by stress. The term ‘anxiety disorder’ encompasses a number of psychiatric disorders – all of which can cause mental trepidation, dissociative anxiety, and physical symptoms. Many people suffer from anxiety that is unrelated to any specific circumstance or object, but rather produces ongoing symptoms seemingly…

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ID: 778
Frustrated boy with head on table unable to concentrate on his homework

Millions of children and adults across the country suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The conditions are collectively known as AD/HD, and they cause patients to become easily distracted or unable to focus for long periods of time. Those with ADHD experience these symptoms and also suffer from chronic…

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