Anxiety Disorders>

  • Introduction
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Specific Phobias
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Role of Research in Improving the Understanding and Treatment of Anxiety Disorder
  • Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • How to Get Help for Anxiety Disorders
  • Strategies to Make Treatment More Effective

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)

  • Introduction
  • Symptoms
  • Hyperactivity-impulsivity
  • Inattention
  • Is it Really ADHD?
  • Diagnosis
  • What Causes ADHD?
  • Disorders that Sometimes Accompany ADHD
  • The Treatment of ADHD
  • The Family and the ADHD Child
  • Some Simple Behavioural Interventions
  • Your ADHD Child and School
  • Your Teenager with ADHD
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)

  • Introduction
  • Rare disorders
  • Symptoms
  • Accompanying Problems
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Adults with an ASD

Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)

  • Introduction
  • What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
  • Suicide
  • What Is the Course of Bipolar Disorder?
  • Can Children and Adolescents Have Bipolar Disorder?
  • What Causes Bipolar Disorder?
  • How Is Bipolar Disorder Treated?
  • Do Other Illnesses Co-occur with Bipolar Disorder?
  • How Can Individuals and Families Get Help for Bipolar Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Introduction
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • Research Findings


  • Introduction: What is a Depressive Disorder?
  • Types of Depression
  • Symptoms of Depression and Mania
  • Causes of Depression
  • Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Psychotherapies
  • How to Help Yourself If You Are Depressed

Eating Disorders

  • Introduction
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Treatment Strategies


  • What is schizophrenia?
  • When does it start and who gets it?
  • What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?
  • - Positive symptoms
    - Negative symptoms
    - Cognitive symptoms
  • Are people with schizophrenia violent?
  • Substance abuse (Sidebar)
  • What about suicide?
  • What causes schizophrenia?
  • - Can schizophrenia be inherited?
    - Do people with schizophrenia have faulty brain chemistry?
    - Do the brains of people with schizophrenia look different?
  • How is schizophrenia treated?
  • - Antipsychotic medications
    - Psychosocial treatment
  • What is the role of the patient's support system?
  • What is the outlook for the future?


  • Introduction
  • Relief From Symptoms
  • Questions for Your Doctor
  • Medications for Mental Illness
  • Antipsychotic Medications
  • Antimanic Medications
  • Antidepressant Medications
  • Antianxiety Medications
  • Medications for Special Groups
  • Children
  • The Elderly
  • Women During Childbearing Years
  • Index of Medications
  • Alphabetical List of Medications by Generic Name
  • Alphabetical List of Medications by Trade Name
  • Children's Medication Chart

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