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Chrome 2001
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Medications For Mental Health
This online booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health explains how and why medications are used as part of an effective treatment program for mental health problems.

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Disorders / Issues
Conversion Disorder
A conversion disorder is a relatively uncommon mental disorder in which a person has physical symptoms that no medical condition, physical examination or testing can explain.
Dysthymia
Dysthymia, also called dysthymic disorder, is a form of depression. It is less severe than major depression, but usually lasts longer.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder, like other personality disorders, is a longstanding pattern of behavior and experience that impairs functioning and causes distress.
Hypochondriasis
Hypochondriasis is a persistent fear of having a serious medical illness.
Delusional Disorder
Delusional disorder is classified as a psychotic disorder, a disorder where the person has trouble recognizing reality.
Somatization Disorder
A person with somatization disorder is chronically preoccupied with numerous "somatic" (physical) symptoms over many years. These symptoms, however, cannot be explained fully by a non-psychiatric diagnosis.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by poor self-image, a feeling of emptiness, and great difficulty coping with being alone.

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Children / Teens
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens: A Parent’s Guide
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood and energy. Bipolar disorder often develops in a person's late teens or early adult years, but some people have their first symptoms during childhood.


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