Mental Health Conditions

The forums in this category are for discussing specific mental health conditions. Please do NOT use these forums to seek or offer specific medical advice.
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  • ADHD
    This forum is for discussing Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); a condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
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  • Anxiety / Panic Disorders
    This is a forum for discussing general anxiety disorders, including panic disorders.
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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    This forum is for discussing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), which are complex developmental disorders of brain function. Each can affect a child’s ability through signs of impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual or severely limited activities and interest.
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  • Bipolar Disorder
    This forum is for discussing Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic depression which is a medical illness that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, and functioning. These changes may be subtle or dramatic and typically vary greatly over the course of a person’s life as well as among individuals.
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  • Borderline Personality Disorder
    This forum is for discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), an often misunderstood, serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self image and behavior. It is a disorder of emotional dysregulation.
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  • Depression
    This forum is for discussing depressive disorders, including Major Depression, which is a serious medical illness affecting 15 million American adults, or approximately 5-8 percent of the adult population in a given year. Unlike normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss or passing mood states, major depression is persistent and can significantly interfere with an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, activity and physical health.
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    Last post Went Through a Bout
    by Ronnie View the latest post
    Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:49 pm
  • Dissociative Disorder
    This forum is for discussing Dissociative Disorders, so-called because they are marked by a dissociation from or interruption of a person’s fundamental aspects of waking consciousness (such as one’s personal identity, one’s personal history, etc.). Dissociative disorders come in many forms, the most famous of which is dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder).
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  • Dual Diagnosis
    This forum is for discussing Dual Diagnosis wherein people suffer from co-occurring disorders — mental illness and substance abuse. Research has strongly indicated that to recover fully, a consumer with co-occurring disorder needs treatment for both problems — focusing on one does not ensure the other will go away.
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  • Eating Disorders
    This forum is for discussing eating disorder, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorders, Bulimia Nervosa, Eating Disorders not otherwise specified, or other dietary related topics.
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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    This forum is for discussing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) which involved a person experiencing intrusive, irrational thoughts — unwanted ideas or impulses that repeatedly well up in a person’s mind.
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    Last post Howie Mandel talks OCD
    by CyS View the latest post
    Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:33 pm
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    This forum is for discussing PTSD. Though it may seem like a relatively simple concept, trauma—a powerful experience that may have long-lasting effects—has not always been defined the same. Scientists continue to study experiences of trauma in hopes of finding better treatments. One particular type of trauma is known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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  • Schizoaffective Disorder
    This forum is for discussing Schizoaffective Disorder. Schizoaffective disorder is one of the more common, chronic, and disabling mental illnesses. As the name implies, it is characterized by a combination of symptoms of schizophrenia and an affective (mood) disorder.
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  • Schizophrenia
    This forum is for discussing Schizophrenia, an illness that Interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. Schizophrenia impairs a person’s ability to function to their potential when it is not treated.
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    Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:04 am
  • Other Mental Health Conditions
    This is a forum that is for discussing other mental health conditions that may not be covered in the forums above, such as general psychosis, early psychosis, psychosis not otherwise specified, or any other condition that may be less common.
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