In-depth

Persistent nervousness, worry and other anxiety symptoms can put you at risk of serious health problems. Take steps to ease your mind sooner rather than later.

ADHD in children

Inattention and hyperactive, impulsive behavior can be challenging for both children and their families. But appropriate treatment for ADHD can make a real difference.

Agoraphobia

Do you feel trapped in your own home? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Find out how agoraphobia can be treated.

Anorexia nervosa

Find out what's behind this life-threatening eating disorder and how to treat it.

Antisocial personality disorder

Lying, manipulation and violence without remorse are hallmarks of antisocial personality disorder. Mental health treatment can help reduce some symptoms over time.

Atypical depression

Do you have atypical depression?

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.

Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia often leads to a secret life of shame. Find out what's behind this life-threatening disease and how to treat it.

Catatonic schizophrenia

Catatonic schizophrenia can leave you unable to eat or care for yourself. Learn about other symptoms and how to manage this type of schizophrenia.

Child abuse

If a child tells you he or she is being abused, take the situation seriously. Here's how to respond.

Childhood schizophrenia

Childhood schizophrenia is confusing and heart wrenching. Learn about managing this serious psychotic disorder.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disorder characterized by extreme, prolonged fatigue. Although its cause is unknown, its symptoms may be relieved.

Complicated grief

Losing someone important can be devastating. Explore treatment options and how to move forward in life again.

Compulsive gambling

Don't let gambling get out control. Review treatment strategies and coping skills for compulsive gambling.

Compulsive sexual behavior

Sexual expression is natural. But an intense preoccupation with sexual behavior can put your health and future at risk.

Cyclothymia

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

Delayed ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation can have physical or psychological causes. Discover what causes it and what treatments are available.

Depression

Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.

DiGeorge syndrome

DiGeorge syndrome, a disorder due to "missing" genes, can result in numerous problems, including heart defects, low blood-calcium levels, delayed speech development and behavioral disorders.

Disorganized schizophrenia

Disorganized schizophrenia is one of the most severe types of schizophrenia, a psychotic disorder. Effective treatment can help manage symptoms.

Dissociative disorders

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

Dizziness

Dizziness is one of the most common health concerns. However, few cases of dizziness are due to serious conditions.

Dysthymia

Dysthymia is a mild but long-term form of depression that can greatly reduce your quality of life. Learn about dysthymia symptoms and treatment options.

Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain usually caused by a viral infection. Severe cases can cause brain damage, even death.

Encopresis

Encopresis occurs when a child resists having bowel movements, causing stool to collect in the colon and rectum. Leakage of liquid stool also is common.

Generalized anxiety disorder

Don't be a captive of your worries and fears. Control your anxiety by seeking treatment and learning coping skills.

Hoarding

Hoarding often results in vast stockpiles of junk or trash, or even animals. Learn why it happens and how to overcome it.

Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease — an inherited disease that causes the degeneration of brain cells — results in movement, psychiatric, cognitive disorders and eventual death.

Hypochondria

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

Kleptomania

Many people who compulsively steal live a life of secret shame. Medications, psychotherapy and self-help skills can help control these urges.

Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects hormone levels in males. Discover what causes it — and what treatments are available.

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.

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.

Mental illness

There are more than 200 types of mental illnesses. Learn about risk factors, symptoms, treatments and coping.

Munchausen syndrome

People with Munchausen pretend to be ill in order to fulfill severe emotional needs. Learn about this complex mental disorder.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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

Panic attacks can make you feel like you're having a heart attack. Learn how to manage these intense bursts of fear.

Paranoid schizophrenia

Paranoid schizophrenia is marked by delusions and hallucinations. Learn how to manage these symptoms.

Personality disorders

Personality disorders affect the way you think, behave and relate to others. Learn about symptoms and treatments.

Post-concussion syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which concussion symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — can last for more than a year.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Living through a traumatic event can leave lasting scars. Medications, therapy and coping skills can help you regain a sense of control.

Radiation sickness

Radiation sickness is the effect of high doses of radiation on the body. The severity of illness depends on how much radiation the body absorbs.

Schizoaffective disorder

People with schizoaffective disorder have certain symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder, such as depression or bipolar disorder.

Schizoid personality disorder

People with schizoid personality disorder tend to be loners who have trouble expressing themselves and maintaining intimate relationships.

Schizotypal personality disorder

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

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that generally occurs in fall or winter. Light therapy and other treatments can help.

Self-injury/cutting

People who self-injure can learn new coping and problem-solving skills to replace harmful behaviors.

Social anxiety disorder

Intense fear and avoidance of social situations can be debilitating. Take action to avoid long-term consequences caused by worry and isolation.

Suicide and suicidal thoughts

Understand the warning signs and causes of suicide. You may be able to save a life — possibly your own.

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.

Teen suicide

Is your teen at risk of suicide? Get the facts.

Tourette syndrome

The tics of Tourette syndrome can cause distress and anxiety, especially for children. Understand this condition, its treatments and how to cope.

Transverse myelitis

Transverse myelitis — inflammation of the insulating material that covers nerve cells in your spine (myelin) — causes pain, muscle weakness and other problems.

Trichotillomania

Hair pulling isn't always a habit that's easily stopped. But behavioral techniques can help you understand why you pull hair and gain better control.

Tuberous sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic disease. With appropriate treatment, many people who have tuberous sclerosis lead full, productive lives.

Jan. 05, 2013