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)"
de·pres·sion dəˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun feelings of severe despondency and dejection. What is it? First off, depression is a serious illness. It is a mental illness, and it affects more than 16 million American adults each year.(Healthline) In fact, it is often referred as the “common cold” of mental illness. Everyone gets sad from time to time, it’s […]Read more "Is My Depression Serious?"
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"
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"
http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/tc/social-anxiety-disorder-symptoms Social anxiety disorder causes unreasonable, debilitating fear of being judged or publicly humiliated. You may avoid or severely limit encounters with other people—which can keep you from daily activities. You may develop physical symptoms such as a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, or tightness in your chest when faced with a feared social situation. […]Read more "The Manifestation of S.A.D. (Social Anxiety Disorder)"