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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...
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...
Anger Management
Anger ManagementAnger is a basic and normal emotion, but one that can easily become destructive and lead to health and social problems. Explore information in this topic center on the nature of anger, and anger management therapy and techniques.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: Puberty
Child & Adolescent Development: PubertyThis article provides an overview of puberty and the physical, mental, emotional and social changes that occur during this time. More...
Childhood Special Education
Childhood Special EducationThis center focuses on the educational challenges that children face. Special needs children are children who, due to significant medical, physical, cognitive, emotional, or learning issues, require different, usually more intensive accommodations from schools and learning environments than do typical children.More...
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...
Drug Addiction
Drug AddictionDrug addiction is a commonly used term that describes an impaired ability to limit drug use, despite the harmful consequences of continued use. In this respect, drug meets the definition of addiction. More...
Elder Care
Elder CareOne of the biggest decisions a family may have to make is to determine how to provide care for elderly parents/relatives when those elders are no longer able to live independently.More...
Emotional Resilience
Emotional ResilienceThis topic center surveys Emotional Resilience: that collection of skills, characteristics, habits and outlooks that make it possible to remain maximally flexible and fresh in the face of stress. More...
Family & Relationship Issues
Family & Relationship IssuesFamily and personal relationships and friendships can be very difficult to handle. We've gathered resources to help you learn about and better manage relationship problems you may be experiencing. More...
Gambling Addiction
Gambling AddictionGambling addiction describes an impaired ability to resist the impulse to make financial wagers on games or activities that rely heavily on chance. More...
Grief & Bereavement Issues
Grief & Bereavement IssuesGrief is the painful process through which people adapt to loss. Learn about stages of the grieving and working through process, how to help yourself and others through grief, and about pathological grief (when grief won't end). More...
Learning Disorders
Learning DisordersThis center describes learning disorders that can occur in children and adults.More...
Parenting
ParentingIt's normal for new parents and caregivers to feel a mixture of excitement, joy, and love along with some anxiety, fear, and a little trepidation. More...
Psychological Self-Tools - Online Self-Help Book
Psychological Self-Tools - Online Self-Help BookA free and complete online self-help book that helps people learn how to change their behavior, thoughts, moods, relationships, identity and motivation and knowledge so as to solve difficult life problems. More...
Relationship Problems
Relationship ProblemsOur aim here is to educate the reader about the nature of marriage or marriage-like relationship problems and what can be done to solve them when that is possible. More...
Retirement
RetirementRetirement is essentially a life transition; just one of many life transitions that people must make throughout the course of their lives. Life transitions involve a passage from one state of affairs to another. More...
Sex and Pornography Addiction
Sex and Pornography AddictionSexual addiction refers to a preoccupation with sexual thoughts or sexual behavior to the extent that this preoccupation continues even though it causes substantial harm. 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...