Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.
In this family of topic centers, you will find information concerning various mental disorders.
In this family of topic centers, you will find information concerning common medical disorders.
Wellness is a broad topic that includes disease prevention, stress reduction, and even personal, social and spiritual growth. Until quite recently, very little attention was ever paid to helping people who are not ill, disordered or diseased in some way learn how to further enhance the quality of their lives, or prevent the onset of future illness.
Life issues are common problems, issues and/or crises that happen to normal people living normal lives. Examples include managing one's relationships so that they are healthy and functional, surviving disabilities, coping with grief, loss and self-esteem issues.
It is important to know as much about how the healthcare system works as possible if one is to get the best possible care for one's self.
Treatment stratagies may be sorted into two gross categories: physical interventions and mental interventions.
Knowing something about how people typically develop themselves over time helps us to place our problems and illnesses into context, and also suggests ways that our problems can be fixed.