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Abuse
AbuseAbuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and in a manner that degrades their well being.More...
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance AbusePeople who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderA detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. More...
Adoption
AdoptionAdoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents.More...
Anger Management
Anger ManagementAnger is a basic and normal emotion, but one that can easily become destructive and lead to health and social problems. Explore information in this topic center on the nature of anger, and anger management therapy and techniques.More...
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety DisordersIn this topic center you'll find information on the Anxiety Disorders, including phobia (social anxiety, agoraphobia, etc.), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. More...
Autism
AutismThis topic center provides a comprehensive overview of causes and treatments for Autism, a brain disease characterized by the presence of severe communication, language and social deficits in affected persons. More...
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar DisorderBipolar Disorder causes people to swing between extreme, severe and typically sustained mood states which affect their energy levels, attitudes, behavior and ability to function. More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Overview
Child & Adolescent Development: OverviewAn overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrennerMore...
Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses
Childhood Mental Disorders and IllnessesThe Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses topic center provides an overview of mental and emotional disorders and illnesses impacting children and their families including attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), mental retardation, autism and other pervasive development disorders, and disorders of learning, speech and communication, movement, motor function, feeding, conduct, elimination, and anxiety (such as selective mutism and separation anxiety). More...
Conversion Disorders
Conversion DisordersSomatoform Disorders such as hypochondriasis and conversion disorder involve the occurrence of physical symptoms suggestive of a medical problem, in the absence actual medical problems that could account for the symptoms.More...
Death & Dying
Death & DyingInformation on how to prepare in advance for your own death, the grieving process, and how to help and comfort people who are dying.More...
Depression: Depression & Related Conditions
Depression: Depression & Related ConditionsThis center provides an in-depth look at Major Depressive Disorder by summarizing symptoms and diagnostic criteria according to the current standards, prevalence and course, historical and contemporary understandings of the causes of the illness, as well as diagnosis and treatment. More...
Dissociative Disorders
Dissociative DisordersDissociation is a cognitive process through which memory and attention become altered. The spectrum of dissociative disorders spans simple depersonalization, amnesia, dissociative fugue, and dissociative identity (multiple personality) disorder.More...
Divorce
DivorceDivorce refers to the often messy and painful end of a marriage. This topic center provide a comprehensive overview of the emotional and legal divorce and separation process. More...
Domestic Violence and Rape
Domestic Violence and RapeDomestic violence is a variety of abuse that occurs within the home, between family members or couples. More...
Family & Relationship Issues
Family & Relationship IssuesFamily and personal relationships and friendships can be very difficult to handle. We've gathered resources to help you learn about and better manage relationship problems you may be experiencing. More...
Impulse Control Disorders
Impulse Control DisordersThese are a loosely grouped set of conditions that all feature behavior that is acted out in an uncontrolled/impulsive manner that often has self-destructive consequences.More...
Intellectual Disabilities
Intellectual DisabilitiesThe terms "intellectual disability" and "intellectual developmental disorder," (formerly mental retardation) are two diagnostic labels with nearly identical meanings; i.e., they each describe a set of difficulties associated with limited mental abilities such as reasoning, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning (the ability to learn in school via traditional teaching methods), and experiential learning (the ability to learn by trial and error, or by observation). More...
Learning Disorders
Learning DisordersThis center describes learning disorders that can occur in children and adults.More...
Life Issues
Life IssuesLife 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.More...
Medications
MedicationsThe term 'medication' refers to a drug or other chemical compound that is administered into the body and which effects the body in a beneficial wayMore...
Mental Disorders
Mental DisordersIn this family of topic centers, you will find information concerning various mental disorders.More...
Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum DisordersObsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders are a group of similar psychiatric disorders. These disorders are characterized by repetitive thoughts, distressing emotions, and compulsive behaviors. The specific types of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors vary according to each disorder. More...
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant DisorderODD is a developmental disorder diagnosed in children who display extreme disobedient behavior. More...
Pain Management
Pain ManagementPain is a complex perception that differs enormously among individual patients, even those who appear to have identical injuries or illnesses.More...
Parenting
ParentingIt's normal for new parents and caregivers to feel a mixture of excitement, joy, and love along with some anxiety, fear, and a little trepidation. More...
Personality Disorders
Personality DisordersThis topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the personality disorders, which are pervasive and chronic psychological and relational problems associated with rigid, inflexible interpersonal behavior and social coping deficits. More...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderTrauma and Stressor-Related Disorders Trauma contains the following diagnoses: Reactive Attachment Disorder, Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Adjustment Disorders, and Unclassified and Unspecified Trauma Disorders. More...
Psychotherapy
PsychotherapyAn overview of psychotherapy (talk therapy for mental health), describing modern empirically validated therapies, and the historical therapy schools (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and family systems).More...
Schizophrenia
SchizophreniaA comprehensive overview of the nature and treatment of Schizophrenia, a brain disease associated with psychosis (hallucinations and delusions), and disorganized behavior. More...
Speech Problems
Speech ProblemsSpeech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function. More...
Stress Reduction and Management
Stress Reduction and ManagementA comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...
Suicide
SuicideA comprehensive overview of Suicide, addressing the nature of suicide, what to do if you are suicidal, and how to help friends or family members who are suicidal. More...
Wellness and Personal Development
Wellness and Personal DevelopmentWellness 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. More...


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