Posts Tagged mental illness

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania

The habit of pulling out the hair, often associated with mental illness or psychotic illness (such as SCHIZOPHRENIA). Hair-pulling may also take place among disturbed children who are anxious and frustrated. Typically, the patient will pull.. Read More

Health and Wellness | 09.8.09 | No Comments

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

A mental illness that causes strange thinking, abnormal feelings, and unusual behavior. It is an uncommon psychiatric illness in children under age 12, and it is hard to recognize in its early phases in children. Schizophrenia is far more c.. Read More

Health and Wellness | 05.19.09 | 2 Comments

Mental Illness

Mental Illness

Mental health problems affect one in every five children and adolescents at any given time, and an estimated two-thirds of all young people with mental health problems are not getting the help they need. Estimates of the number of children .. Read More

Health and Wellness | 04.22.09 | No Comments

Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders, sometimes referred to as affective disorders, are a type of mental illness that affects a person’s mood. Everyone experiences occasional periods of sadness or euphoria (a strong sense of well-being), but people with a mood.. Read More

Mental Disorders | 08.20.08 | 4 Comments