Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression with a recurring seasonal pattern, with symptoms most often starting in the late fall and early winter and going away in the spring and summer.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many people go through short periods of time where they feel sad or not like their usual selves. Sometimes, these mood changes begin and end when the seasons change. People may start to feel “down” when the days get shorter in the fall and winter (also called “winter blues”) and begin to feel better in the spring, with longer daylight hours.

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD is a mental health condition that causes repeated unwanted thoughts, called obsessions. This can trigger compulsions—the urge to do things over and over to deal with the troubling thoughts. You don’t need to have both to have OCD.

Anxiety Disorders

Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

Stressed Out? (Is it stress or anxiety?)

Everyone experiences stress, and sometimes that stress can feel overwhelming. You may be at risk for an anxiety disorder if it feels like you can’t manage the stress.

Trastorno Bipolar

¿Qué es el trastorno bipolar?

El trastorno bipolar es un trastorno mental que puede ser crónico o episódico (lo que significa que ocurre ocasionalmente y a intervalos irregulares). Puede ocasionar cambios inusuales, a menudo extremos y fluctuantes en el estado de ánimo, el nivel de energía y de actividad, y la concentración. Al trastorno bipolar a veces se le denomina trastorno maniacodepresivo o depresión maníaca, que son términos más antiguos.