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Mental health worksheets

Welcome to the Mental Health and You! "Mental health worksheets" page, a list of printable handouts all in PDF format.  They can be used for self-help/self-exploration or for providers with patients.  Sorry, this page is a work in progress!   Addiction Addiction - Getting to know yourself after recovery - a 2-page journey. This is… Continue reading Mental health worksheets

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Understanding Intellectual Deficit Disorder (IDD)

Look up intellectual deficit disorder (IDD) in a dictionary and you'll find the following: "A person with IDD (formerly mental retardation) struggles with an intellectual disability and has difficulties with adaptive functioning.  The illness always starts before the age of 18."  That's the formal definition, but what does it mean?  Here's an overview: What are… Continue reading Understanding Intellectual Deficit Disorder (IDD)

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Beating obsessive compulsive disorder

You"obsess" over obsessing and find yourself doing unnecessary things over and over again, completing them just because the anxiety won't go away unless they're done.  A quick visit to your doctor's office clarifies everything: you've got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  Now you have to figure out what to do about it. So how do you beat OCD?… Continue reading Beating obsessive compulsive disorder

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is about obsessions and compulsions, but what exactly do these words mean?  Here's a little information about this illness. Obsessions. Obsessions are unwanted, repetitive thoughts or mental images that make a person miserable, usually resulting in a decision to avoid the thought altogether. But have you ever tried to not think about… Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Self-help page

Below you'll find a list of self-help articles about surviving and triumphing over life's challenges, like how-to-guides for rewriting toxic thought patterns, making friends, dealing with difficult people, and much, much more! A Addiction: Dealing with Cravings Addiction: When Someone You Care About Is an Addict Alzheimer's: telling the difference between Alzheimer's and normal aging… Continue reading Self-help page

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Professional help

Below you'll find a list of links to (current or eventual) blogs/articles about medications, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, types of clinical settings and providers, and much more. Sorry, this is a work in progress.     A Aging: Dementia and Normal Aging Aging: Exciting Stuff About Aging Antidepressants B Bipolar medications C Cognitive… Continue reading Professional help

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Psychiatric problems

Psychiatric disorders are medical conditions that affect a person's mind and mood.  Below you'll find a list of mental health problems in alphabetical order. * Please keep in mind that only a mental health care professional can make a diagnosis. A Acute Stress Disorder Addiction: FAQ Addiction: Drugs People Use Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Alzheimer's:… Continue reading Psychiatric problems