Mental Health Disorders

Mental health conditions affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior. Just like medical diagnosis, there are specific mental health disorders too. For example, severe stressful events or trauma often lead to eating or personality disorders as a means of coping. Some conditions are short-term and happen only occasionally, while others are chronic and long-term disorders altering a person’s daily functioning.
Mental health and mental illness are not the same things. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being and affects how we think, feel, and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. People use the terms interchangeably, but a person can experience poor mental health without being diagnosed with a mental illness. Likewise, a person with a mental illness can have periods of good mental health.

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   Behaviors   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and their related behaviors. Some of the behaviors typically associated with this disorder include not being able to focus (inattentiveness) or concentrate, difficulty remembering things, lacking motivation, and effort […]

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Schizophrenia is a conduct disorder exhibiting conflicting behaviors that can become aggressive or bazaar. Often the person feels unable to control his emotions or behaviors as if someone else has his power.


 Schizophrenia Behaviors Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness, though not common, and is well known due to its aggressive and bazaar exhibitions of behavior at times. A person with Schizophrenia cannot control their emotions or behaviors as if someone else has power over their body. To make matters worse, they often experience hallucinations and delusions,

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Conduct Disorders Primarily Affecting Children

Conduct Disorders Affecting Children and Teens   What is Conduct Disorder? Conduct disorder is a mental health condition primarily affecting children and teenagers.  The children diagnosed with this condition seem to enjoy hurting others and doing bad things.  They tend to exhibit many of the following behaviors: Act aggressively toward other people or animals (i.e.,

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Mental Health Stigma

Mental Health Problems Misunderstood by Public   Many people misunderstand the nature of mental illness. Movies, novels, and myths tell of people with mental illnesses committing terrible crimes. As a result, many fear mental illness because they don’t understand it. A lack of knowledge about why those with certain mental illnesses act as they do

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Children who have Conduct Disorders frequently get into fights.

Conduct Disorders

Conduct Disorders  As you might guess, “Conduct Disorders” are mental health conditions related to problem behaviors. There are three primary groups. Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders Schizophrenia Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, including attention deficit disorders Two out of the three groups begin in childhood. The third appears in either childhood or adulthood.   Group One

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Bipolar Disorder (a mood-related disorder) causes swings in emotions from extreme mania to severe depression.

Mood Related Disorders

Mood Related Disorders As the name suggests, people with Mood-Related Disorders have difficulty with emotions. The most common conditions known are Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Depression describes a broad range of conditions where the individual has negative, heavy feelings of loss and sadness, anxiety, emptiness, low self-esteem, and a bleak outlook. In contrast, Bipolar Disorder

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Can Be Fatal Though more common among women, eating disorders affect both sexes, often affecting multiple people in the same family. Therefore, research believes there may be a genetic component associated with it. Those who suffer from eating disorders have distorted body images leading to an obsession with weight loss. The methods used

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Individuals with dissociative disorders escape from what is real into what is unreal as a means of survival. Victims of trauma and abuse use if as a self preservation technique.

Understanding Mental Health Disorders

Understanding Mental Health Disorders   Mental Health Disorders Rising Each year: One in 24 people lives with a serious mental illness. In addition, we know of one in 12 people who admit to a diagnosis of a substance abuse disorder; however, many more may exist. Currently, Alzheimer’s Dementia affects one in 10 people.  According to

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