Anorexia nervosa is a mental illness characterized by a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Read on for insight into what goes on in the mind of an anorexic.
Cyclothymia is a type of mood disorder that results in alternating periods of mild depression and hypomania, or a slightly elevated mood state. There are a number of natural remedies that can effectively treat cyclothymia. This article explores natural remedies for cyclothymia.
Eating disorders are a serious group of mental illnesses that have consequences for an individuals physical and mental health. Fortunately, recovery from an eating disorder is possible. There are a number of books on eating disorders that may help individuals on their journey toward recovery.
Eating disorders are a group of mental illnesses that are serious and life threatening. Knowing the warning signs of eating disorders is vital for early treatment and successful recovery. Read on for a comprehensive overview of seven warning signs of eating disorders.
Research shows that the mass media, in particular women’s magazines, contributes to the development and maintenance of eating disorders. They influence body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and an increased desire for the thin ideal. This effect is particularly salient in adolescent women.
Understanding the signs of manic depression, or bipolar disorder, is the first step towards effectively managing and treating this mental illness. The signs of manic depression are both physical and psychological. They include signs of depression, mania, hypomania and a mixed state.
Coping mechanisms refer to the methods people use to manage their stress and trauma issues. There are a number of action and emotion-based coping mechanisms used by people with major depressive disorder. These can be both adaptive and maladaptive.
Hypomania is a an abnormal mood state characterised by persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood. Although mood states fluctuate, hypomania is considered beyond the range that is considered normal.
Hypomania is a state characterized by a persistent and pervasive elated or irritable mood. What are the symptoms of hypomania, and how do they differ from the symptoms of mania? Read on to find out more.
Personality disorders are a class of personality traits and behavioral tendencies that are pervasive, relatively inflexible and are often associated with impairments in individual functioning. Read on for a list of essential books for each type of personality disorder.
Personality disorders are a pervasive and relatively inflexible group of thoughts, beliefs and behavior that may lead to impairments in individual functioning.Read on for a list of therapeutic, pharmacological and alternative treatments for personality disorders.
Mood disorders are mental illnesses characterized by marked disturbances in mood that result in inappropriate, exaggerated, or limited range of feelings. Mood disorders are classified as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder and dysthymic disorder. Read on to learn more.
What is split personality disorder? Learn about the different names for split personality, including dissociative identity disorder and its common causes and signs and symptoms.
Depression is characterized by a severe low mood lasting for at least two weeks. The symptoms of clinical depression manifest themselves in both psychological and physical ways. Read on for a list of the symptoms of clinical depression.
Vitamin D is essential for healthy bodily function and perhaps also for the mind as research suggests there may be a link between vitamin D deficiency and depression.
Severe psychotic depression is a chronic and disabling mental illness. This article identifies the Importance of counseling for severe psychotic depression and critically evaluates three main branches of counseling.
What help is available for the spouses of people with major depressive disorder? This article can help you determine the types of support that would work best for you and your needs.
If you think your child may have bipolar disorder, natural treatments are available. Herbal remedies and homeopathy can be used as natural treatments for bipolar disorder.