Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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ADHD is a disorder that can be diagnosed in children and adults. Most cases are diagnosed during childhood, however it is possible to be diagnosed as an adult. ADHD causes people to have problems with three main areas: the ability to sit still, the ability to focus on tasks, and controlling their impulses or desires. […]


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Anxiety describes as a feeling of fear or apprehension about what might happen or has already occurred. Sometimes anxiety is accompanied by uncomfortable physical feelings like nausea, rapid heart rate and/ or shortness of breath. Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses characterized by excessive worry, fear, and stress that ultimately cause an individual […]


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Depression is a mood disorder which causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and act. For many people with depression, it can be very difficult to have hope for the future, since depression makes it hard to see beyond the present moment. People can be depressed […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that influences development in the brain and can cause problems with thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to socially interact with others. However, this disorder affects individuals differently depending on where they fall on the “spectrum”. Autism arises from a combination of genetic and environmental changes. Genetic […]

Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood and energy, and changes an individual’s ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. People with bipolar disorder tend to go through periods of elevated mood (mania or hypomania), often followed by bouts of depression. These are known as mood episodes and each one can […]

Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder that impacts the way a person manages emotions about themselves and others, causing difficulties when forming relationships. Oftentimes, conflicts in relationships can trigger severe, rapid fluctuations in mood. People with BPD can be high functioning in certain settings, but have trouble self-soothing during times of stress […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a condition in which a child is excessively oppositional, argumentative, and defiant. Although some oppositional behavior can be a part of normal development between the ages of 2-3 and again during adolescence, a behavior disorder may be diagnosed when oppositional behaviors persist over time, are severe, or are uncommon for […]

Developmental Disorders

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders are a group of conditions that can cause physical, learning, language, or behavioral impairments that can impact daily functioning. They are known as “developmental” disorders because they generally start during the developmental period of childhood and last throughout an individual’s lifetime. Some of these disorders actually start to develop before a baby is […]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder characterized by two primary symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive, unwanted thoughts or impulses that trigger intensely distressing feelings of fear, disgust, or doubt. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts performed to diminish the tension brought on by obsessions. The thoughts and behavior of someone with […]

Intellectual Disability

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Intellectual disability is characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. This is generally considered a developmental disorder since the disability originates before the age of 22. There are varying degrees of intellectual disability which can affect how one learns new […]