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- Anxiety disorders are characterized by intense and excessive worry or fear about everyday situations, often including repeated overwhelming episodes that interfere with daily activities.
- Emotional and physical symptoms can start in childhood and continue into adulthood.
- Approximately 40 million adults in the United States are living with a type of anxiety disorder.
- Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a chronic and generally life-long medical illness that causes extreme changes in mood, energy, and functioning.
- They can be subtle or dramatic and typically vary over the course of a person's life.
- Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally.
- Conduct disorder is a behavior disorder in children characterized by aggressive or destructive behavior, lying, or breaking the rules.
- The child disregards social standards and may have difficulty getting along with others.
- Children who deal with anxiety disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, ADHD, or learning disabilities are more likely to have conduct disorder.
- Individuals who have Co-occurring disorders have at least one mental disorder, as well as an alcohol or drug use disorder.
- While these disorders may interact differently in any one person (e.g., an episode of depression may trigger a relapse into alcohol abuse, or cocaine use may exacerbate schizophrenic symptoms), at least one disorder of each type can be diagnosed independently of the other.
- Major depression is a serious medical illness affecting 15 million American adults or approximately 5-8% of the adult population in a given year.
- Unlike expected emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing moods, major depression is persistent and can interfere with an individual's thoughts, behavior, activity, and physical health.
- Women experience depression at twice the rate of men, regardless of race or ethnic background.
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) occurs when a child shows a repeated pattern of aggressive or argumentative behavior toward an adult or authority figure.
- ODD can often be difficult to recognize, as it is common for children to show oppositional behavior during child development.
- Majority of children and teens with ODD have other mental health conditions including ADHD, OCD, depression, or learning disabilities.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs when a shocking, stressful, or dangerous experience is triggered.
- Symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, or uncontrollable thoughts about the experience.
- Effective treatment can reduce symptoms and improve coping mechanisms.
- Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects about one % of Americans.
- People with this disorder may hear voices other people don't hear.
- They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them.
- Treatment can help relieve symptoms associated with schizophrenia so that individuals who have this disorder can successfully work, play, and participate in their communities.