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Mental health

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Drug abuse and drug addictionOverview of psychoactive drugsPsychoactive drugs: Depressants and opiatesPsychoactive drugs: StimulantsPsychoactive drugs: HallucinogensRoutes of drug entryDrug dependence and homeostasisReward pathway in the brainTolerance and withdrawalRisk factors for drug use and drug abuseSubstance use disordersThe development of substance use - Why do people use legal and illegal substances?Why do some people but not others develop substance use problems?Treatments and triggers for drug dependenceHow does substance use develop into substance abuseDrug use prevention - school programming and protective factors
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What is depression?Introduction to psychology - Depression and major depressive disorderDiagnosing depressionIntroduction to psychology - Depression and bipolar disorderDiagnosing bipolar disorderTypes of depression and bipolar disorder in the DSM5Biological basis of depressionRisk factors for bipolar disorderTreating depression with antidepressantsTreatments for depression - Psychological therapiesTreatments for bipolar disorder
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What are anxiety disorders?Generalized anxiety disorderPhobiasPanic disorderWhat is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?Obsessive compulsive disorderWhat is post traumatic stress disorder?Post traumatic stress disorder
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PsychosisSchizophrenia symptomsSchizophrenia diagnosisSchizophrenia treatmentSchizoaffective disorderSchizotypal personality disorderDelusional disorder
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Dementia and Delirium, including Alzheimer’sWhat are dementia and Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's disease: Plaques and tanglesOther types of dementiaRisk factors for dementiaStages of dementia and Alzheimer's diseaseDiagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer's diseaseTreatment of dementia and Alzheimer's diseaseWhat is delirium?
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What is Down syndrome?What is ADHD?Intro to neurodevelopment milestonesNeurodevelopmental disorders: Sufficient and necessary causesWhat is cerebral palsy and what causes it?Types of cerebral palsy part 1 - SpasticTypes of cerebral palsy part 2 - Dyskinetic and ataxicDiagnosing cerebral palsyManaging cerebral palsyWhat is autism spectrum disorder?What is autism spectrum disorder?What is Tourette's?Diagnosing autism spectrum disorderManaging autism spectrum disorderWhat is asperger syndrome?

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In our culture, mental health is a crucial component of a person’s wellness. It includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. In this section we’ll explore drug abuse, depression, dementia and so much more. Keep an open mind and join us!