Mental Disorders

Introduction to Mental Disorders

Welcome to our Mental Disorders topic area. In this family of topic centers you will find information concerning various mental disorders including depression, generalized anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, attention deficit and schizophrenia, to name but a few. Disorders of Childhood are grouped under the Disorders of Childhood topic category

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Mental Disorders — In The News
Study Highlights Complexity of 'Hearing Voices' Mar 12, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rachel Waddingham hears voices. "I hear about 13 or so voices," she said in a news release from Durham University, in England. "Each of them is different -- some have names, they are different ages and sound like different people. Some of... Read More


Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues Mar 3, 2015

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adults aged 18 to 25, and... Read More


Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too Mar 2, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds. The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly... Read More


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Is Your Loved One Mentally Ill? Sep 3, 2016

Is your sister simply eccentric or does she have a mental disorder? Is your friend going through a rough patch or a mental breakdown? Is your loved one just really... Read More


Decoding The Voices Of Schizophrenia Apr 28, 2016

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects about one percent of the population; it interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to... Read More


Spotlight On Paranoia: Is Everyone Really Out To Get You? Mar 23, 2016

Paranoia is a very common symptom of drug use. Many substances contain mind-altering chemicals that produce paranoia. Stimulants, psychotropic drugs and hallucinogens create chemical changes that can cause this side... Read More