Adult ADHD can lead to challenges at work, in relationships and in other areas of your life. The right treatment can make a big difference.
Do you feel trapped in your own home? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Find out how agoraphobia can be treated.
A rare genetic disorder, Angelman syndrome causes a variety of problems, such as developmental delays, speech impairment, and difficulty with movement and balance.
Lying, manipulation and violence without remorse are hallmarks of antisocial personality disorder. Mental health treatment can help reduce some symptoms over time.
Binge-eating disorder can make your life miserable and damage your health. Explore treatment strategies to overcome this common eating disorder.
Managing bipolar disorder can be a challenge. Stick to your treatment plan to keep mood swings under control.
With body dysmorphic disorder, you have an extremely negative body image and may have numerous cosmetic procedures, with little satisfaction.
Bulimia often leads to a secret life of shame. Find out what's behind this life-threatening disease and how to treat it.
Burning mouth syndrome can feel as if you scalded your mouth with hot coffee. Treatment depends on the cause, which can be difficult to identify.
If a child tells you he or she is being abused, take the situation seriously. Here's how to respond.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is a developmental disorder characterized by normal development of at least two years, followed by loss of language, social and motor skills.
Don't let gambling get out control. Review treatment strategies and coping skills for compulsive gambling.
Sexual expression is natural. But an intense preoccupation with sexual behavior can put your health and future at risk.
Cyclic vomiting syndrome can last for hours or days and shares many triggers with migraines.
Cyclothymia may be a mild form of bipolar disorder, but your fluctuating moods can have serious consequences. Learn about treatment options.
People with dissociative disorders escape their reality in involuntary, unhealthy ways, ranging from suppressing memories to assuming alternate identities. Recovery is possible.
Drug addiction is the compulsive dependence on a legal or illegal drug. Treatment and a strong support system may help break an addiction.
Don't be a captive of your worries and fears. Control your anxiety by seeking treatment and learning coping skills.
Children of all ages experience headaches, but the causes aren't all the same. Here's how to help your child.
Indigestion can ruin meals and make you feel uncomfortable. Take steps to prevent symptoms like upset stomach, bloating and pain.
Sleepless nights? Insomnia includes difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep or going back to sleep after you awaken. Insomnia may be temporary or chronic.
Intermittent explosive disorder involves aggressive, violent behavior that's out of proportion to what triggered the behavior. Episodes may be separated by long periods of time.
Looking for a mental health provider but not sure where to start? Here are tips, questions to ask and issues to consider.
Migraine with aura is a usually severe headache that's accompanied by visual disturbances, such as flashes of light, zigzagging patterns or blind spots.
Treatment can help you move beyond your focus on power, beauty and success — making life more enjoyable for you and those around you.
Neurodermatitis is a stubborn skin condition characterized by chronic itching and scratching. It's not serious — but stopping the scratching can be challenging.
Irresistible urges to repetitively count, check or wash are common obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms. Treatment can help, so don't let shame hold you back.
Panic attacks can make you feel like you're having a heart attack. Learn how to manage these intense bursts of fear.
Personality disorders affect the way you think, behave and relate to others. Learn about symptoms and treatments.
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.
Living through a traumatic event can leave lasting scars. Medications, therapy and coping skills can help you regain a sense of control.
Rebound headaches — Is your pain medication causing more headaches than it cures?
People with schizoid personality disorder tend to be loners who have trouble expressing themselves and maintaining intimate relationships.
People with schizotypal personalities have few friends, act peculiar and often entertain distorted perceptions of reality.
Do you tend to put yourself down — or think you're better than others? Consider the benefits of striking a healthy balance between the two extremes.
People who self-injure can learn new coping and problem-solving skills to replace harmful behaviors.
Intense fear and avoidance of social situations can be debilitating. Take action to avoid long-term consequences caused by worry and isolation.
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, a rare condition, may be caused by chronic constipation. Dietary changes may help mild cases.
All teens feel down from time to time. But if negative feelings persist or start to interfere with daily life, it might be depression.
TMJ disorders are painful conditions centered where your jawbone attaches to your skull. The pain may be temporary or chronic.
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