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Terrorism & War
Terrorism & WarTerrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom. More...


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Abuse
AbuseAbuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and in a manner that degrades their well being.More...
Addictions
AddictionsAddiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.More...
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance AbusePeople who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderA detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. More...
Alzheimers Disease and other Cognitive Disorders
Alzheimers Disease and other Cognitive DisordersThis topic center provides information on Alzheimer's Dementia, other forms of dementia, traumatic brain injuries, and other cognitive disorders such as Delirium, all of which cause problems with thinking, memory, attention, judgment and emotion regulation. More...
Autism
AutismThis topic center provides a comprehensive overview of causes and treatments for Autism, a brain disease characterized by the presence of severe communication, language and social deficits in affected persons. More...
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar DisorderBipolar Disorder causes people to swing between extreme, severe and typically sustained mood states which affect their energy levels, attitudes, behavior and ability to function. More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Overview
Child & Adolescent Development: OverviewAn overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrennerMore...
Depression: Depression & Related Conditions
Depression: Depression & Related ConditionsThis center provides an in-depth look at Major Depressive Disorder by summarizing symptoms and diagnostic criteria according to the current standards, prevalence and course, historical and contemporary understandings of the causes of the illness, as well as diagnosis and treatment. More...
Financial Issues
Financial IssuesA primer on personal finance addressing important aspects of money management. More...
Impulse Control Disorders
Impulse Control DisordersThese are a loosely grouped set of conditions that all feature behavior that is acted out in an uncontrolled/impulsive manner that often has self-destructive consequences.More...
Intellectual Disabilities
Intellectual DisabilitiesThe terms "intellectual disability" and "intellectual developmental disorder," (formerly mental retardation) are two diagnostic labels with nearly identical meanings; i.e., they each describe a set of difficulties associated with limited mental abilities such as reasoning, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning (the ability to learn in school via traditional teaching methods), and experiential learning (the ability to learn by trial and error, or by observation). More...
Learning Disorders
Learning DisordersThis center describes learning disorders that can occur in children and adults.More...
Mental Disorders
Mental DisordersIn this family of topic centers, you will find information concerning various mental disorders.More...
Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum DisordersObsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders are a group of similar psychiatric disorders. These disorders are characterized by repetitive thoughts, distressing emotions, and compulsive behaviors. The specific types of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors vary according to each disorder. More...
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant DisorderODD is a developmental disorder diagnosed in children who display extreme disobedient behavior. More...
Pain Management
Pain ManagementPain is a complex perception that differs enormously among individual patients, even those who appear to have identical injuries or illnesses.More...
Personality Disorders
Personality DisordersThis topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the personality disorders, which are pervasive and chronic psychological and relational problems associated with rigid, inflexible interpersonal behavior and social coping deficits. More...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderTrauma and Stressor-Related Disorders Trauma contains the following diagnoses: Reactive Attachment Disorder, Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Adjustment Disorders, and Unclassified and Unspecified Trauma Disorders. More...
Psychological Testing
Psychological TestingPsychological Assessment is a sub-field of Clinical Psychology specializing in the measurement of human abilities, traits and characteristics. More...
Psychotherapy
PsychotherapyAn overview of psychotherapy (talk therapy for mental health), describing modern empirically validated therapies, and the historical therapy schools (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and family systems).More...
Schizophrenia
SchizophreniaA comprehensive overview of the nature and treatment of Schizophrenia, a brain disease associated with psychosis (hallucinations and delusions), and disorganized behavior. More...
Sleep Disorders
Sleep DisordersTroubled sleep may be a sign of emotional or physical disorders and something you should talk about with a doctor or sleep specialist. More...
Stress Reduction and Management
Stress Reduction and ManagementA comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...
Suicide
SuicideA comprehensive overview of Suicide, addressing the nature of suicide, what to do if you are suicidal, and how to help friends or family members who are suicidal. More...
Treatments & Interventions
Treatments & InterventionsTreatment stratagies may be sorted into two gross categories: physical interventions and mental interventions. More...
Wellness and Personal Development
Wellness and Personal DevelopmentWellness is a broad topic that includes disease prevention, stress reduction, and even personal, social and spiritual growth. Until quite recently, very little attention was ever paid to helping people who are not ill, disordered or diseased in some way learn how to further enhance the quality of their lives, or prevent the onset of future illness. More...