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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Does It Only Affect Those That Have Been To War?

  Soldiers with the condition post-traumatic stress disorder, also called PTSD, have heightened the awareness of this disorder, but it did not originate with them. The majority of those who suffer from this stress related mental illness, have in fact, never been to war. Most have suffered an extreme, life altering event such as sexual […]

Tourette’s Syndrome, How Does The Disorder Affect a Child as They Mature?

Tourette’s Syndrome in a child will produce many challenges for both the child and parents as the child matures. The earlier the diagnosis is made, the sooner it can be treated and parents can help the child cope with and overcome this childhood mental illness. While it is not curable per se, many people can […]

What is the Difference Between Narcissistic and Schizoid Personality Disorders?

Narcissistic personality disorder and schizoid personality disorder are among the most common disorders in the adult population. They have some similarities, but many differences. Here is a look to help you understand their differences. Knowing the definition and symptoms of these disorders can be helpful in identifying them in yourself or those close to you. […]

Are There Any “At Home” Tests I Can Take To Spot Personality Disorders?

There are many personality tests that can be taken at home to spot personality disorders in yourself or in someone close to you. However, the tests vary greatly in quality, so consider the source when using them. In this Mental Health Guide article, we will discuss some of the varied at home testing you can […]

Why Eating Disorders Affect young Woman More than Anyone Else

Most common in young women, eating disorders have become very prevalent in our society. The reason for this is cultural – the distorted image young girls get of what is considered attractive. For this reason, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are many times more likely to occur in young women than in young men or […]

Histrionic Personality Disorder, How to Spot the Symptoms in a Loved One

Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic behavior in the one suffering from it. In this Mental Health Guide article, we’ll discuss how to spot signs and symptoms of histrionic personality disorder in yourself, friend or family member. Here are the most common symptoms of histrionic personality disorder: Emotions that are intense and unstable Self-esteem […]

5 Most Common Mental Health Disorders that Effect Home Workers

Those who work from home suffer a range of mental health disorders. The disorder is often a major part of the reason that they work at home, though this is not always the case. In this Mental Health Guide article, we will discuss the most common disorders that can effect those people who work from […]

How to Spot the Signs of Anti Social Personality Disorder

How do you know if you or someone in your family is suffering from antisocial personality disorder, a fairly common mental health disorder? In this Mental Health Guide article we will discuss how to spot the signs that you or someone else may have an anti social personality disorder. The symptom checklist below will help […]

What are the Signs of Depression in Teenage Girls and Young Women?

Knowing the symptoms of depression can help you discover if you or someone you love is suffering from it. There are reliable signs of this mood disorder in teenage girls and young women. In this Mental Health Guide article we will provide a list of signs and symptoms of depression in teenage girls to help […]