http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/obsessive-compulsive-disorder#1 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), formerly considered a type of anxiety disorder, is now regarded as a unique condition. It is a potentially disabling illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors. People with OCD are plagued by recurring and distressing thoughts, fears, or images (obsessions) they cannot control. The anxiety (nervousness) […]Read more "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/what-is-psychosis#1Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness. A mental or physical illness, substance abuse, or extreme stress or trauma can cause it. When you lose touch with reality and see, hear, or believe things that aren’t real, doctors call that psychosis.You may have delusions. That means you hold on to untrue or strange beliefs. You […]Read more "What Is Psychosis? (Part 3/3)"
http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/psychotic-depression#1 Psychotic depression is a subtype of major depression that occurs when a severe depressive illness includes some form of psychosis. The psychosis could be hallucinations (such as hearing a voice telling you that you are no good or worthless), delusions (such as, intense feelings of worthlessness, failure, or having committed a sin) or some […]Read more "Psychotic Depression (Part 1/3)"
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/guide-to-psychiatry-and-counseling Psychiatry and psychology are overlapping professions. Practitioners in both — psychiatrists and psychologists — are mental health professionals. Their area of expertise is the mind — and the way it affects behavior and well-being. They often work together to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness. And both are committed to helping people stay mentally […]Read more "Guide to Psychiatry and Counseling"
http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/mental-health-bipolar-disorder#1 Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. People who have bipolar disorder can have periods in which they feel overly happy and energized and other periods of feeling very sad, hopeless, and sluggish. In between […]Read more "Bipolar Disorder"
RE… MORE ADDED AT BOTTOM IN NEW COLOR I do not know if I would diagnose myself with Social Anxiety Disorder but I would most definitely say that I have Social Anxiety. I was always a shy kid. I would hide behind my parents and grandmother when in the presence of strangers. I did not […]Read more "My Experience with Social Anxiety (Update)"
http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-symptoms-effects_of-stress-on-the-body What Is Stress? Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations — whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. During stress response, your heart […]Read more "STRESS"