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Anger
is a feeling that everyone gets from time to time, but when it gets excessive, can cause serious problems in a person's life.
Anxiety Problems (7 question screener [GAD-7])
occurs when one has excessive, hard to control worries so severe that it gets in the way of day-to-day life and can also make one feel physically unwell.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (in Children)
Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) have severe problems with attention, distractibility and disorganization that cause troubles at home and school...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (in Adults)
affects adults as well as children, and in adults, typically shows up as problems with social skills.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (in Children and Youth)
are a group of related conditions where a person typically has severe problems understanding, relating and getting along with other people, ranging from the mild to severe, and includes conditions such as Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
Bipolar Disorders (in Adults)
are problems with mood swings so severe that they cause problems. Moods can vary from extreme low energy periods (with sadness and depression), to extreme high energy periods (with euphoric, happy moods or irritability).
Dementia
is a progressive decline of one's brain functions such as memory, attention, judgement, and personality.
Depression (in Adolescents)
is a problem with persistent sadness so severe that it can also cause physical problems (e.g. problems with sleep, concentration, energy, appetite) as well as problems with home, school, work and relationships.
Depression (in Adults) (2-item Depression Screening Questionnaire)
is a persistent, severe sadness that usually also causes problems with sleep, concentration, energy and appetite.
Depression (in Adults) (9-item PHQ-9)
is a problem with persistent sadness so severe that it can also cause physical problems (e.g. problems with sleep, concentration, energy, appetite) as well as problems with home, school, work and relationships.
Domestic Violence
is when you are in a relationship, and the other person abuses or controls you physically or emotionally.
Eating Disorders
are a group of conditions that occur when a person becomes so dissatisfied with their body that it leads to problems with eating too much or too little.
Happiness
is a state of well-being and positive mental health in life, which goes beyond the mere absence of mental illness.
Lead Poisoning (in Children)
is when a person has been exposed to lead, which may lead to multiple problems, including problems with brain function, learning, irritability, attention and concentration.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (in Children and Youth)
is a condition with repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or habits (compulsions) that cause distress or anxiety. Common obsessions include worries about germs or contamination, whereas common compulsions include handwashing and checking.
Physical Symptoms
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (in Children and Youth)
is a condition that may occur after people have been exposed to life threatening or extremely stressful and overwhelming situations.
Postpartum Depression (2-item)
is a problem with persistent, severe sadness that can happen to mothers days to months after they have given birth to a child.
Relationships
play a key role in mental health and happiness, and the most important relationship is your relationship with your spouse / partner.
Schizophrenia
is a serious condition that can cause problems with confused thinking and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that others cannot). It can also make a person feel that others are out to harm him/her, which is a particularly frightening.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
is a type of depression which can happen in the fall/winter months when people don't get enough sunlight...
Social Anxiety
is when you are so shy, that it actually causes you problems in your life. The good news is that there are many (non-medication) ways to help you overcome the shyness and be more confident...
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