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Mental Disorders
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Mental Disorders

Welcome to our Mental Disorders topic area. In this family of topic centers you will find information about various mental disorders including depression, generalized anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, attention deficit and schizophrenia, to name but a few. Disorders of Childhood are grouped under the Disorders of Childhood topic category

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Mental vs. Medical Classifications:

There is always a question of whether a give...

 
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What are mental disorders?

  • In this family of topic centers you will find information concerning various mental disorders including depression, generalized anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, attention deficit and schizophrenia, to name but a few.
  • There is always a question of whether a given disorder or issue would be better classified as a "mental" or a "medical-biological" disorder.
  • To some degree or another, there is no really firm distinction between mental and medical disorders.
  • Many so called 'mental' disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are now known to be primarily biologically based, while other 'medical' disorders have been shown to have a large 'psychological' component.
  • Therefore, many, including this site have decided to follow the lead set out by the authors of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the standard reference used by psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers in classifying and describing mental disorders.

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Should I see a different psychiatrist?
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Mother's Personality Disorder
Pregnant and Possibly Schizophrenic
They Never Find Anything Wrong
Disordered Family Member Behavior
Requirements for Hospitalization
Stalked
Friend's Downward Spiral
Stepson With Personality Disorder
Wading Through Mud
Hearing Voices
I Refuse
Delusional Friend
Harassment Aftermath
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Lying About Illness
Ocassional Delusions
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In Love With A Diagnosed Sociopath
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Three Million People In One Skin
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Feeling Fragile
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Mental Illness vs. Insanity
She Won't Get Help
Racing Thoughts
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Histrionic Sister-in-Law
Long-Distance Support
What Is A Delusion?
Early Experiences As Described By A Self-Diagnosed Schizoid
Is This Depression?
Paranoia
What Is Wrong With Me?
Father In Romania
Liar and Kleptomaniac
How Does Childhood Affect Us?
Paranoid Boyfriend
Encopresis
I'm Going Crazy
Paranoid Dad
Talking Dice
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Obsession
Abusive Husband
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Unreality
Self-Medication
Agoraphobia?
Somatization and Hypochondrias
De-Realized
Paranoia?
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Fighting Stigma
Body Numbness
What's the Diagnosis?
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Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders
Complete Mental Health
Cultures of Neurasthenia
DSM-IV-TR Mental Disorders
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Grieving Mental Illness
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Infectious Madness
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Life at the Bottom
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Mad Pride
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Masters of the Mind
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New Hope for People with Depression
Nothing to Hide
On the Edge of Darkness
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Out of the Shadows
Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder
Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors
People Like Ourselves
Personality Disorder: Temperament or Trauma?
Prozac and the New Antidepressants
Psychopathology
Quitting the Nairobi Trio
Recovery in Mental Illness
Refusing Care
Relative Stranger
Rethinking Mental Health and Disorder
Rethinking the Sociology of Mental Health
Self-Taught and Outsider Art
Slackjaw
Stop Walking on Eggshells
Straight Talk about Your Child's Mental Health
The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry
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The Healing Power of Pets
The Hillside Diary and Other Writings
The Last Asylum
The Outsider
The Savage Girl
The Talking Cure
The Wisdom in Feeling
This is Madness Too
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Treating Chronic and Severe Mental Disorders
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Affirmation Center
One Main Street

Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 727-8703
Fax: (860) 548-2045
Mon & Tu: 8:30 - 7:00
Wed, Th, Fri, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30

Cole Center
2550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 548-0101
Fax: (860) 524-7781
Mon, Tu, & Fri: 8:30 - 4:30
Wed & Thu: 8:30 - 7:00

Our offices are closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch.

 

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