In-depth

Angina

Angina is a common type of chest pain caused by coronary artery disease. Unstable angina can be a warning sign of a heart attack.

Binge-eating disorder

Binge-eating disorder can make your life miserable and damage your health. Explore treatment strategies to overcome this common eating disorder.

Bipolar disorder

Managing bipolar disorder can be a challenge. Stick to your treatment plan to keep mood swings under control.

Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder is distressing for both those who have it and those around them. With proper treatment, though, life can be more enjoyable.

Compulsive sexual behavior

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare cause of dementia that progresses rapidly once symptoms develop.

Cyclothymia

Cyclothymia may be a mild form of bipolar disorder, but your fluctuating moods can have serious consequences. Learn about treatment options.

Delirium

Delirium is a state of confused thinking and lack of awareness that often affects people with dementia, terminal illness or multiple serious medical problems.

Dissociative disorders

People with dissociative disorders escape their reality in involuntary, unhealthy ways, ranging from suppressing memories to assuming alternate identities. Recovery is possible.

Excessive sweating

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Fibromyalgia

Fatigue and widespread pain are common with fibromyalgia, a condition affecting mainly women. Treatment often focuses on managing symptoms with medication and self-care.

Hangovers

Heart attack

Hypochondria

People with hypochondria aren't merely seeking attention. They sincerely believe they're sick. Learn about the causes and treatment of this condition.

Mental health providers

Looking for a mental health provider but not sure where to start? Here are tips, questions to ask and issues to consider.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a transition stage between the cognitive changes of normal aging and dementias such as Alzheimer's disease.

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

A child who has tantrums, argues, and is angry or disruptive may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Treatment can bring peace back to your household.

Phobias

Phobias are persistent, unreasonable fears that can affect many aspects of your life. Common phobias include a fear of snakes, open spaces and social situations.

Porphyria

Porphyria is a group of inherited disorders that result from buildup of natural chemicals call porphyrins, which can cause nervous system and skin problems.

Progressive supranuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy — a syndrome with many similarities to Parkinson's disease — has no effective treatment, but certain medications and self-care measures can help.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is one way to treat many mental illnesses. See how therapy is used and which type may be best for you.

Rabies

Rabies is a serious infection that usually spreads through the bite of an animal infected with the virus.

Schizotypal personality disorder

People with schizotypal personalities have few friends, act peculiar and often entertain distorted perceptions of reality.

Social anxiety disorder

Spider bites

Spider bites — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of spider bites.

Teen depression

All teens feel down from time to time. But if negative feelings persist or start to interfere with daily life, it might be depression.

Traumatic brain injury

While mild traumatic brain injury generally results in few long-term problems, more severe injury can cause several physical, emotional, behavioral, communication and cognitive problems.

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

An abnormal electrical pathway in the heart causes the rapid heart rate of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Aug. 15, 2014

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