|Abuse. Abuse 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. 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. More...|
|Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse. People who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...|
|ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A 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...|
|Aging & Geriatrics. This topic center provides information about disease prevention and health promotion activities which can help you prevent, delay, or manage problems associated with aging.
|Anxiety Disorders. In 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. This 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 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. An overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrenner More...|
|Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses. The 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).
|Conversion Disorders. Somatoform 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...|
|Depression: Depression & Related Conditions. This 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...|
|Disabilities. To have a disability means that one has fundamental difficulty accomplishing things that others take for granted. More...|
|Dissociative Disorders. Dissociation 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...|
|Domestic Violence and Rape. Domestic violence is a variety of abuse that occurs within the home, between family members or couples. More...|
|DSM-5. A series of articles about changes to resources based on the DSM-5. More...|
|Eating Disorders. This topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia & binge eating): their causes, potential treatments, and strategies for prevention. More...|
|Family & Relationship Issues. Family 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...|
|Grief & Bereavement Issues. Grief is the painful process through which people adapt to loss. Learn about stages of the grieving and working through process, how to help yourself and others through grief, and about pathological grief (when grief won't end). More...|
|Health Insurance. Given the changes brought by managed care, it is important for healthcare patients to become advocates for their own best treatment. More...|
|Health Policy & Advocacy. Whatever your situation, you should know that you have rights, power, and worth that no one can interfere with if you effectively speak for yourself.
|Homosexuality & Bisexuality. The terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) describe distinct groups within gay culture. More...|
|Learning Disorders. This center describes learning disorders that can occur in children and adults. More...|
|Life Issues. 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. More...|
|Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. Obsessive-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...|
|Personality Disorders. This 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. Trauma 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. An 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...|
|Sexual Disorders. This Sexual Disorders topic center contains information about paraphillias (more commonly known as sexual perversions or deviancies). More...|
|Sexuality & Sexual Problems. Few aspects of intimate relationships are as important as sexuality. More...|
|Sleep Disorders. Troubled sleep may be a sign of emotional or physical disorders and something you should talk about with a doctor or sleep specialist.
|Suicide. A 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 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.