Facts & Information
 
 
 
Major Depression
 
A mood disorder having a clinical course involving one or more episodes of serious psychological depression that last two or more weeks each, do not have intervening episodes of mania or hypomania, and are characterized by a loss of interest or pleasure in almost all disturbances of appetite, sleep, or psychomotor functioning. A decrease in energy, difficulties in thinking or making decisions, loss of self-esteem or feeling of guilt, and suicidal thoughts or attempts.
 
Bipolar Disorder
 
An affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with periods of depression, usually interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood.
 
Schizophrenia
 
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations. a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.
 
Schizoaffective Disorder
 
A psychotic disorder in which symptoms of schizophrenia and affective disorder occur simultaneously.
 
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 
An anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause debilitating anxiety.
 
Anorexia Nervosa
 
An eating disorder primarily affecting adolescent girls and young women, characterized by pathological fear of becoming fat, distorted body image, excessive dieting, and emaciation.
 
Bulimia
 
A habitual disturbance in eating behavior mostly affecting young women of normal weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain.
 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 
A mental disorder occurring after a traumatic event outside the range of usual human experience, and characterized by symptoms such as reliving the event, reduced involvement with others, and manifestations of autonomic arousal such as hyperalertness and exaggerated startle response.
 
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
 
A mental disorder characterized by excessive worry and anxiety that is difficult for the person to control. GAD causes significant disruption in one's life.
 
Psychosis
 
A mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations that indicate impaired contact with reality.

   

 

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