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            1. Emotional Health

              Whether you have anxiety, depression or stress, looking after your emotional health is a vital part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their moods and behaviors.

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              Addiction is a psychological or physiologic dependence on a substance or practice that is beyond voluntary control. It can sometimes lead to serious problems at home, school and work. The causes of addiction are family history, negative thinking, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Treatments may include hospitalization and outpatient programs.

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              Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that's characterized by impulsive behavior, inattention, and hyperactivity. Possible causes of ADHD could be genetics, environmental exposure, brain injuries, and premature birth. Treatments for ADHD usually involves medication and talk therapy.

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              Agoraphobia is a kind of anxiety disorder in which you worry and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you sense trapped, helpless or embarrassed. A person with agoraphobia can be fearful of travelling on public transport, crowds or waiting in line and being outside your home alone. Get the facts about the agoraphobia, including risks, symptoms & treatments.


              Alcoholism also referred to as alcohol use disorder, is the most severe form of alcohol abuse and involves the inability to manage drinking habits. Alcoholism can affect most part of the body such as brain, heart and liver. This can also result in mental illness, liver failure and an increase risk of cancer. One common treatment involves the use of benzodiazepine medications, such as diazepam.

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              Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological condition. It's an eating disorder defined by an extremely low body weight. People with anorexia will also show an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, by restricting the amount of food they eat, making themselves vomit, and exercising excessively. There are two common types of anorexia binge/purge type and restrictive type.

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              Anxiety Disorders

              Anxiety disorders are nothing but mental disorders characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that could affect with one's daily activities. Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include restlessness, fatigue, concentration issues, irritability, and sleep problems. The most common treatment for anxiety disorders are psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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              Binge Eating Disorder

              Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a serious eating disorder in which you eat too much or frequently eat unusually large amounts of food. You develop a strong feeling of uncontrollable urge to eat. This condition is a severe and dangerous but treatable. Binge Eating Disorder is an expressive disorder that is closely related to psychological problems.

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              Bipolar Disorder

              Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a brain disorder that causes intense mood swings. Bipolar disorder is linked to genetics, brain structure and brain functioning. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are unusual intense emotion, changes in sleep patterns, and unusual behaviors. It usually requires lifelong treatment, often involves a combination of medications and psychotherapy.

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              Bulimia Nervosa is a serious psychological eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating, or excessive overeating followed by purging. While it is most common among young women, bulimia can affect women and men of all ages. Two common types of bulimia include purging type and non-purging type.

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              Depression is a serious mental illness characterized by persistent depressed mood, sadness, or loss of interest in activities. Possible causes of depression include a combination of biological, psychological and social sources of distress. Depression disorder is usually treated with medication, talk therapy, or a combination of the two.

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              Drug Addiction

              Drug addiction is a chronic disease that affects brain and behavior. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine are considered drugs. Attempt to stop drug addiction may cause intense cravings and make a person physically ill (often referred as withdrawal symptoms). The risk of addiction and how fast someone can get addict depends on the drug.

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              Generalized Anxiety Disorder

              Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent, excessive, unrealistic worry about a number of different things like money, health, family, work, school and other issues. People with GAD find it difficult to control their anxiety and stay focused on daily tasks. GAD is generally treated with psychotherapy, medication, or both.

              Internet Addiction

              Internet addiction sometimes described as impulse control disorder, is a growing social issue which is being discussed worldwide. Internet addiction can cause a number of physical symptoms such as insomnia, tension headaches, vision problems, weight gain and backaches. Excessive use of the Internet can affect relationships, education, physical heath and emotional well-being.

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              Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that leads to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). OCD condition is associated with tics and anxiety disorder. It is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions). Symptoms of OCD may include obsessions, compulsions, or both. Treatment involves counselling, talk therapy and medication.

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              Panic Disorder

              Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder causing panic attacks which are sudden feelings of terror or fear, when there is no real danger. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly and for many people with panic disorder , feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur regularly and at any time, often for no apparent reason. Not necessarily everyone who experiences panic attacks will develop panic disorder.

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              Personality Disorder

              Personality disorder (PD) is a mental illnesses characterized by cognition, inner experience, and unhealthy behavior. The possible cause of personality disorder is a mixture of genetic factors, such as a family history of disorders and upbringing. Treatment usually includes talk therapy and medicine.

              Postpartum Depression

              Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a serious mental health condition that can occur in women soon after giving birth. Symptoms of PPD might include intense irritability, insomnia, loss of appetite, and difficulty bonding with the baby. Treatment of postpartum depression can include counselling, antidepressants or hormone therapy.

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              Postpartum Psychosis

              Postpartum psychosis (puerperal psychosis or postnatal psychosis) is a serious psychiatric illness that affects a woman soon after having a baby. Symptoms usually start within the first two weeks after giving birth. Anyone who has been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder has an increased risk of developing postpartum psychosis.

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              Psychosis is a mental disorder that involves a loss of contact with reality. It may occur due to genetic issue, trauma, physical illness, and mental health. Symptoms of psychosis may include hallucinations, delusions, agitation, and talking incoherently. It can be treated with medication and talk therapy.


              Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Symptoms of PTSD may include anxiety, nightmares, avoidance of trauma situations and depressed mood. Treatment of PTSD includes different types of psychotherapy and medications.

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              Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave clearly. Common symptoms of schizophrenia include confused thinking, false beliefs, less social engagement, and a lack of motivation. This usually requires lifelong treatment, often involves a combination of medications, and psychotherapy.

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              Social Anxiety Disorder

              Social anxiety disorder is a long-lasting mental health condition. Also called as social phobia, social anxiety disorder puts you in a position of extreme anxiety or fear that makes you look stupid or boring in a social circle. Severe stress can affect your everyday routine, work, school or other activities. These symtpoms make you feel helpless and this develops a sense of low self esteem.

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