Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behaviour, and hyperactivity (over-activity).
Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse dependency consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors. Addictions can include, but are not limited to, drug abuse, exercise abuse, sexual activity and gambling.
Depression is a common mental disorder with an estimated 350 million people affected, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration.
Do you or your family member have an anxiety disorder? In an anxiety disorder, there is an excessive amount of anxiety which is troublesome to the sufferer. There are various types of anxiety disorders, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one type.
We all know how the demands of modern living can leave us overwhelmed at times. It should not be too difficult to recall a period of time when life became “stressful”. Stress is our body’s normal reaction to a change in our environment that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.
OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a common disorder with a lifetime prevalence of 2-3% in the general population. It occurs in children, adolescents and adults, and both men and women are equally likely to get it. It is a chronic disorder characterized by obsessions and compulsions.
A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming fear that can come without warning and without any obvious reason. Panic attacks can occur without warning and can also precipitated by situations and thoughts that are anxiety provoking. Because it is associated with many physical symptoms
A phobia is defined as an irrational and intense fear of a specific object or situation. Phobias are classified as anxiety disorders by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, and are the leading type of mental illness in adult women.According to the National Institute of Mental Health
A person who is suffering from schizophrenia may present positive and/or negative symptoms. Positive symptoms reflect a distortion or exaggeration of functions that are normally present, whereas negative symptoms reflect a deficiency of a mental function that is normally present.A person who is suffering from schizophrenia
Sleep is very important for both physical and mental health. During sleep the body repairs its wear and tear and the mind restores its optimal functions. Sleep is therefore a necessity as well as therapeutic when one is ill.However, the quantity and quality of sleep are believed to decline gradually after adulthood.