Mental Health Conditions – Resources

Disabling Mental Health Conditions and Topics about Psychiatric Care in the UK

Guides to causes, symptoms, treatment, medication and sources of help for sufferers

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Agoraphobia – A Guide

A Guide to Agoraphobia a term that is used to describe a number of related phobias (irrational fears) that are ...
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Alzheimer’s Disease – A Guide

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in ...
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Anorexia Nervosa – A Guide

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a serious mental health condition. Sufferers are anxious about their weight and keep ...
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Anxiety – A Guide

Learn more about anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) mental health conditions causing prolonged discomfort. Including symptoms, causes, diagnosing, treatment ...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – A Guide

A Psychiatric disorder – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder causes developmental impairment and behavioural problems including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, or acting impulsively ...
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Binge Eating – A Guide

A guide to binge eating an eating disorder with a compulsion to overeat.  Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Introduction ...
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Bipolar Disorder – A Guide

Severe mood swings can be caused by the mental illness bipolar disorder once called manic depression. These usually last several ...
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Bulimia Nervosa – A Guide

A guide to bulimia nervosa – an eating disorder and mental illness. Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. People with bulimia ...
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Bullying – Advice

A person being bullied can be subjected to teasing, have rumours spread about them, be pushed around causing physical harm ...
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Dementia – A Guide

Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke ...
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Depression – A Guide

Depression is often an illness. Depressive illness makes the usual feelings of sadness that we all experience temporarily remain for ...
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Eating Disorders – A Guide

Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes someone to change their eating habits and behaviour ...
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Epilepsy – A Guide

Epilepsy affects the brain and the condition causes repeated seizures, which were commonly referred to as epileptic fits. Introduction Symptoms ...
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Lasting Power of Attorney

How to make, register or end a lasting power of attorney The Mental Capacity Act 2005 allows a person to ...
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Mental Capacity Act – A Guide

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, fully implemented in 2009, is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the ...
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Mental Health Aftercare – A Guide

After being sectioned (detained for treatment in a psychiatric hospital), the mental health aftercare you may need when you leave ...
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Mental Health Care and Psychiatric Care Services in the UK

A Guide to the care services (Care in the Community) and organisations for people suffering mental health problems in the ...
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Mental Health Helplines in the UK – For Sufferers and Carers

Phone numbers and contact details of charities and organisations offering support and advice in times of difficulty or distress through ...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – A Guide

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health condition that is usually associated with both obsessive thoughts and compulsive ...
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Panic Attacks – A Guide

Panic Attacks which happen for no apparent reason and become recurrent lead to a mental health problem called panic Disorder ...
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Personality Disorder – A Guide

Personality Disorder is not a single condition, It is more like a grouping of conditions that have certain characteristics in ...
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Phobias – A Guide

A phobia is an anxiety disorder. It is an extreme or irrational fear of an animal, object, place, or situation ...
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – A Guide

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can cause serious psychological and physical symptoms caused by the stress of involvement in or witnessing ...
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Rethink Mental Health – Support Services

Rethink Mental Health Aims to help everyone affected by severe mental health problems achieve a better quality of life. About ...
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Schizophrenia – A Guide

A disorder of the mind and a mental illness, schizophrenia affects how you think, feel and behave. Schizophrenia is a ...
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Section and Hospital Detention – The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)

Under the Mental Health Act 1983 you can be legally detained by law in a psychiatric hospital against your will ...
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