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Addictions
AddictionsAddiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.More...
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance AbusePeople who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...
Family & Relationship Issues
Family & Relationship IssuesFamily and personal relationships and friendships can be very difficult to handle. We've gathered resources to help you learn about and better manage relationship problems you may be experiencing. More...
Life Issues
Life IssuesLife issues are common problems, issues and/or crises that happen to normal people living normal lives. Examples include managing one's relationships so that they are healthy and functional, surviving disabilities, coping with grief, loss and self-esteem issues.More...
Parenting
ParentingIt's normal for new parents and caregivers to feel a mixture of excitement, joy, and love along with some anxiety, fear, and a little trepidation. More...
Self Esteem
Self EsteemLow self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals. More...


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Abuse
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Alternative Mental Health Medicine
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Anxiety Disorders
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Childhood Special Education
Childhood Special EducationThis center focuses on the educational challenges that children face. Special needs children are children who, due to significant medical, physical, cognitive, emotional, or learning issues, require different, usually more intensive accommodations from schools and learning environments than do typical children.More...
Depression: Depression & Related Conditions
Depression: Depression & Related ConditionsThis center provides an in-depth look at Major Depressive Disorder by summarizing symptoms and diagnostic criteria according to the current standards, prevalence and course, historical and contemporary understandings of the causes of the illness, as well as diagnosis and treatment. More...
Domestic Violence and Rape
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Intellectual Disabilities
Intellectual DisabilitiesThe terms "intellectual disability" and "intellectual developmental disorder," (formerly mental retardation) are two diagnostic labels with nearly identical meanings; i.e., they each describe a set of difficulties associated with limited mental abilities such as reasoning, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning (the ability to learn in school via traditional teaching methods), and experiential learning (the ability to learn by trial and error, or by observation). More...
Medications
MedicationsThe term 'medication' refers to a drug or other chemical compound that is administered into the body and which effects the body in a beneficial wayMore...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Psychotherapy
PsychotherapyAn overview of psychotherapy (talk therapy for mental health), describing modern empirically validated therapies, and the historical therapy schools (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and family systems).More...
Wellness and Personal Development
Wellness and Personal DevelopmentWellness is a broad topic that includes disease prevention, stress reduction, and even personal, social and spiritual growth. Until quite recently, very little attention was ever paid to helping people who are not ill, disordered or diseased in some way learn how to further enhance the quality of their lives, or prevent the onset of future illness. More...