|Addictions. Addiction 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. People who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...|
|Anger Management. Anger is a basic and normal emotion, but one that can easily become destructive and lead to health and social problems. Explore information in this topic center on the nature of anger, and anger management therapy and techniques. More...|
|Child & Adolescent Development: Overview. An overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrenner More...|
|Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses. The Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses topic center provides an overview of mental and emotional disorders and illnesses impacting children and their families including attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), mental retardation, autism and other pervasive development disorders, and disorders of learning, speech and communication, movement, motor function, feeding, conduct, elimination, and anxiety (such as selective mutism and separation anxiety).
|Conversion Disorders. Somatoform Disorders such as hypochondriasis and conversion disorder involve the occurrence of physical symptoms suggestive of a medical problem, in the absence actual medical problems that could account for the symptoms. More...|
|Elder Care. One of the biggest decisions a family may have to make is to determine how to provide care for elderly parents/relatives when those elders are no longer able to live independently. More...|
|Life Issues. Life 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...|
|Mental Disorders. In this family of topic centers, you will find information concerning various mental disorders. More...|
|Multiple Sclerosis. An unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS) can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating. More...|
|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder resulting in recurrent and unwanted ideas or impulses and an urge or compulsion to do something to relieve the discomfort caused by the obsession. More...|
|Parenting. It'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...|
|Personality Disorders. This topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the personality disorders, which are pervasive and chronic psychological and relational problems associated with rigid, inflexible interpersonal behavior and social coping deficits. More...|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Acute Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder which may involve dissociation that occurs in the wake of exposure to traumatic events. This topic center provides an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments for PTSD. More...|
|Psychotherapy. An 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...|
|Schizophrenia. A comprehensive overview of the nature and treatment of Schizophrenia, a brain disease associated with psychosis (hallucinations and delusions), and disorganized behavior. More...|
|Self Esteem. Low self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals.
|Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The term "Sexually Transmitted Diseases" refers to a group of illnesses that can be transmitted from one person to another through the sharing of body fluids, including ejaculate, vaginal fluids, blood, and other fluids. More...|
|Sleep Disorders. Troubled sleep may be a sign of emotional or physical disorders and something you should talk about with a doctor or sleep specialist.
|Smoking. An overview of smoking cessation (ways to quit smoking), considered from a behavioral medicine point of view. We describe arguments for quitting, and survey various methods and treatments which can help people quit. More...|
|Speech Problems. Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function. More...|
|Stress Reduction and Management. A comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...|
|Suicide. A comprehensive overview of Suicide, addressing the nature of suicide, what to do if you are suicidal, and how to help friends or family members who are suicidal. More...|
|Tourettes and other Tic Disorders. Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. More...|
|Treatments & Interventions. Treatment stratagies may be sorted into two gross categories: physical interventions and mental interventions.
|Weight Loss. A comprehensive overview of the weight loss process, considered from a behavioral health and motivational point of view, and describing the various methods people find most useful for successfully and permanently losing weight. More...|
|Wellness and Personal Development. Wellness 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.
|Workplace Issues. Tips and information about setting up working environments that foster teamwork, creativity, and open communcation. More...|