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Psychiatry

Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is defined as an emotional or behavioral reaction to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person's life that is considered maladaptive or somehow not an expected, healthy response to the event or change.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die, often resulting in symptoms such as impaired memory, thinking and behavior.

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD, also called attention-deficit disorder, is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood and is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

Behavior Disorders

Behavior disorders include mental health problems with a focus on behaviors that both identify emotional problems and create interpersonal and social problems for children and adolescents in the course of their development.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is an illness that resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterised by episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing.

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, also called bulimia is uncontrolled episodes of overeating, usually followed by self- induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications to control weight.

Conduct Disorder

Conduct disorder is a behavior disorder, sometimes diagnosed in childhood, that is characterised by antisocial behaviors which violate the rights of others and age-appropriate social standards and rules.

Depression

A depressive disorder is a whole-body illness, involving the body, mood, and thoughts, and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about him/herself and things.

Dysthymia

Dysthymia, also known as dysthymic disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) that often resembles a less severe, yet more chronic form of major (clinical) depression.

Eating Disorders

The term eating disorders refers to a variety of disorders. The common feature of all the eating disorders is abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious mental health problems and can be life threatening.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder causes its sufferers chronic and exaggerated worry and tension that seem to have no substantial cause.

Major Depression

Major depression or clinical depression or unipolar depression is classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs becoming a serious medical condition and important health concern in this country.

Manic Depression / Bipolar Disorder

Manic depression also known as bipolar disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs becoming a serious medical condition and important health concern in this country.

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Teens

Many children and adolescents have mental health problems that interfere with their normal development and daily life activities. Some are mild, while others are more severe.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry that he or she tries to manage through a ritualized activity to reduce the anxiety.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is a behavioral disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood that is characterized by uncooperative, defiant, negativistic, irritable and annoying behaviors toward parents, peers, teachers and other authority figures.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by chronic, repeated and unexpected panic attacks or bouts of overwhelming fear of being in danger when there is no specific cause for the fear.

Personality Disorders

Persons with a personality disorder display more rigid and maladaptive thinking and reacting behaviors that often disrupt their personal, professional and social lives.

Phobias

A phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event, causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or flashbacks of the ordeal.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is the most complex of all mental health disorders. It involves a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a mood disorder characterised by depression related to a certain season of the year, especially winter.

Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependency

There are three different terms used to define substance-related disorders, including substance abuse, substance dependence, and chemical dependence.