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Mental Health & Addiction


ADHD / ADD

7483 Members
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurologic syndrome that exhibits symptoms such as hyperactivity, forgetfulness, mood shifts, poor impulse control, and distractibility, when judged to be chroni...

Anger Management

3929 Members
The term anger management commonly refers to a system of psychological therapeutic techniques and exercises by which someone with excessive or uncontrollable anger can control or reduce the triggers, degrees, and effects of an ang...

Bipolar Disorder

20347 Members
  • Bipolar disorder is not just a single disorder, but a category of mood disorders marked by one or more periods of abnormally high energy and euphoria. People who experience these manic episodes often experience acc...

Bipolar Disorder - Teen

1435 Members
This community is dedicated to teenagers struggling with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, often referred to as manic-depression in the general literature, is a psychiatric condition defined by periods of extreme mood. These moo...

Depression

50814 Members
  • Depression is a mental state marked by profound sadness and the inability to experience pleasure, known clinically as anhedonia. Although sometimes used informally to mean just a passing period of melancholy, depre...

Depression Supporters

1710 Members
This community is dedicated to spouses, children, relatives, co-workers and others who are actively supporting someone suffering from depression or other serious mental illness. Depression can bring about intense sadness, melancho...

Eating Disorders

10304 Members
An eating disorder is a compulsion in which the main problem is a person eats in a way which disturbs their physical health. The eating may be too excessive (compulsive over-eating), too limited (restricting), may include normal e...

Family & Friends of Bipolar

2066 Members
This community is dedicated to parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives and friends of someone who is Bipolar. The purpose of this community is to help families and friends develop greater patience and understanding, as we...

Jealousy

1014 Members
Jealousy typically refers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur when a person believes a valued relationship is being threatened by a rival. This rival may or may not know that he or she is perceived as a threat. ...

Kleptomania

304 Members
Kleptomania is an inability to resist impulses of stealing. A person with this disorder is compelled to steal things, generally things of little or no value, such as pens, decorative pins, or wall decorations. They are often unawa...

Loneliness

5586 Members
  • Loneliness is an emotional state in which a person experiences a powerful feeling of emptiness and isolation. Loneliness is more than the feeling of wanting company or wanting to do something with another person. L...

Multiple Personalities

912 Members
Dissociative identity disorder is a diagnosis described as the existence in an individual of two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. At least ...

Parents of Children with ADHD

2185 Members
This community is designed as an open forum where the parents and guardians of children with ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) can give and receive support, as well as discuss ideas, techniques, concerns, surprises, ...

Personality Disorders

3029 Members
  • Personality disorders form a class of mental disorders that are characterized by long-lasting rigid patterns of thought and behaviour. Because of the inflexibility and pervasiveness of these patterns, they can ...

Physical & Emotional Abuse

10371 Members
  • Abuse is a general term for the treatment of someone that causes some kind of harm (to the abused person, to the abusers themselves, or to someone else) that is unlawful or wrongful. Physical abuse is abuse involv...

Post Partum Depression

685 Members
Postpartum depression (also postnatal depression) is a form of major depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth. It is widely considered to be treatable. Studies report prevalence rates from 5% to...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

6315 Members
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term for certain psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with, stressful experiences that the person experiences as highly traumatic. These experiences can involve act...

Pyromania

59 Members
Pyromania is an obsession with fire and starting fires in an intentional fashion. Pyromaniacs are identified specifically as not having any other symptoms but obsession with fire causing their behavior. It is distinct from arson, ...

Schizophrenia

1262 Members
  • Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality and by significant social or occupational dysfunction. A significant...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

803 Members
Seasonal affective disorder, also known as S.A.D., winter depression or the winter blues is an affective, or mood, disorder. Most SAD sufferers experience normal mental health throughout most of the year, but experience depressive...

Self-Injury

9534 Members
  • Self-harm is also known as self-injury (SI), self-inflicted violence (SIV), self-injurious behavior (SIB), and self-mutilation, although this last term has connotations that some people find worrisome, inaccurate, ...

Sexual Abuse

8652 Members
  • Sexual abuse is a relative cultural term used to describe sexual relations and behavior between two or more parties which are considered criminally and/or morally offensive. Different types of sexual abuse invo...

Shyness

3095 Members
Shyness is a feeling of insecurity that certain people experience while being among others, talking with others, asking favors of others, etc. Shyness is most likely to occur during unfamiliar situations. Since many shy people ...

Stress Management

4430 Members
Stress management defines stress as a person's physiological response to an external stimulus that triggers the "fight-or-flight" reaction. Causes of stress: Work, life, many things can start the stress reaction, including danger,...

Stuttering

301 Members
  • Stuttering (scientifically known as dysphemia) is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by prolongations, repetitions, and blocks of sounds, syllables, words or phrases...
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Teen Anxiety

1620 Members
The Teen Anxiety community is focused on teens who are suffering from or concerned about anxiety. Teenagers commonly experience many different forms of stress as they continually face new situations. The purpose of the community i...
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