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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...
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...
Suicide
SuicideA comprehensive overview of Suicide, addressing the nature of suicide, what to do if you are suicidal, and how to help friends or family members who are suicidal. More...


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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...
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderA detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. 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...
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety DisordersIn this topic center you'll find information on the Anxiety Disorders, including phobia (social anxiety, agoraphobia, etc.), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Overview
Child & Adolescent Development: OverviewAn overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrennerMore...
Child Development Theory: Middle Childhood (8-11)
Child Development Theory: Middle Childhood (8-11)This center describes children's physical, mental, emotional, moral, and sexual development during the middle childhood years occurring between approximately ages 8 and 11. More...
Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses
Childhood Mental Disorders and IllnessesThe Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses topic center provides an overview of mental and emotional disorders and illnesses impacting children and their families including attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), mental retardation, autism and other pervasive development disorders, and disorders of learning, speech and communication, movement, motor function, feeding, conduct, elimination, and anxiety (such as selective mutism and separation anxiety). More...
Death & Dying
Death & DyingInformation on how to prepare in advance for your own death, the grieving process, and how to help and comfort people who are dying.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...
Impulse Control Disorders
Impulse Control DisordersThese are a loosely grouped set of conditions that all feature behavior that is acted out in an uncontrolled/impulsive manner that often has self-destructive consequences.More...
Internet Addiction and Media Issues
Internet Addiction and Media IssuesAs the web has become a part of mainstream life, some professionals have noted that some people using the web do so in a compulsive and out-of-control manner. This center also provides guidance on safe and appropriate use of media resources by children.More...
Life Issues
Life IssuesLife issues are common problems, issues and/or crises that happen to normal people living normal lives. Examples include managing one's relationships so that they are healthy and functional, surviving disabilities, coping with grief, loss and self-esteem issues.More...
Mental Disorders
Mental DisordersIn this family of topic centers, you will find information concerning various mental disorders.More...
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant DisorderODD is a developmental disorder diagnosed in children who display extreme disobedient behavior. 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...
Personality Disorders
Personality DisordersThis topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the personality disorders, which are pervasive and chronic psychological and relational problems associated with rigid, inflexible interpersonal behavior and social coping deficits. More...
Psychotherapy
PsychotherapyAn overview of psychotherapy (talk therapy for mental health), describing modern empirically validated therapies, and the historical therapy schools (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and family systems).More...
Self Esteem
Self EsteemLow self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals. More...
Stress Reduction and Management
Stress Reduction and ManagementA comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...



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