Category Archives: Conditions & Behaviors

Dark Mornings: Time Change or Depression?

It’s inevitable: The end of daylight saving time.  With winter approaching, things get dark.  Leaves, changing from vibrant green to…

Healing After Trauma

Bradley Stolbach, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and Project Director…

Does My Child Need a Psychiatrist?

As children grow into young adulthood, difficulties and challenges arise, testing the capabilities of healthy social, behavioral, and emotional functioning. …

Back-to-School: Helping Your Adult Child With Bullying

The start of the school year can be a tough transition.  Piles of homework and busy schedules replace lazy days…

Is Social Media Addiction a Problem?

Checking in on Foursquare to rave about restaurants or sharing a few photos with friends on Instagram plays a role…

Summer Shines the Spotlight on Body Image Disorders

Hot, humid summer days at the beach motivate many to exercise and diet.  Losing a couple of pounds to feel…

Changing Eating Habits At Home to Help an Adult Child With an Eating Disorder

Parents might not notice a skipped meal here and there, but when an adult child displays unhealthy habits pointing to…

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    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.


    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.


    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.


    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.