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Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol and Depression

Friday, February 4, 2011 3:21

Out of the many problems that we are facing today, one of them is alcoholism. There are a large number of people in the world who are badly addicted to the alcohol and it’s their everyday routing. Alcohol if taken in small amount in not disastrous but ...

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Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:56

What is dependent personality disorder? Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is one of a group of conditions called anxious personality disorders, which are marked by feelings of nervousness and fear. DPD also is marked by helplessness, submissiveness, a need to be taken care of and for constant reassurance, ...

Mental Health Disaster Preparedness

Mental Health Disaster Preparedness

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:37

The Division of Mental Hygiene's Office of Mental Health Disaster Preparedness and Response (OMHDPR) integrates disaster mental health planning and response. Mental ...

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Sleeping Sickness

Sleeping Sickness

Thursday, December 23, 2010 4:21

Sleeping sickness is infection with organisms carried by certain flies. It results in swelling of the brain. Causes Sleeping sickness is caused by two organisms, Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and Trypanosomoa brucei gambiense. The more severe form of the illness is caused by rhodesiense....

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Intolerance

Intolerance

Monday, November 29, 2010 7:12

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance* means you have trouble digesting lactose. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. The small intestine needs lactase enzyme to break down lactose. With lactose intolerance, you may not feel well when you eat or drink ...

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Brain Tumer

Brain Tumer

Monday, October 18, 2010 4:50

Symptoms Just as you are a unique individual, each brain tumor is unique. In this article, we hope to help you understand some of the more common symptoms of a brain tumor. Think of the brain as the computer center for your body; each part ...

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Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Monday, September 27, 2010 1:19

What is drug addiction? Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the individual that is addicted and to those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of ...

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Depression

Depression

Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:28

Definition Depression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. ...

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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Sunday, September 19, 2010 23:37

Introduction: Background According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), avoidant personality disorder (APD) is characterized by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation.1 Children who meet the criteria ...

Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Friday, September 17, 2010 0:59

If we paid no more attention to plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weeds." That sentiment, expressed by the late 19th-century naturalist and plant expert Luther Burbank, still bears some truth today. Concern about children's ...