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  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental and behavioral disorder characterized by behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, inattention, concentration difficulty, and other mental symptoms. Typically, ADHD and associated hyperactivity is known as a childhood disorder, although ADD/ADHD in adults is known to be under-diagnosed. It is distinguished from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) which has a reduced focus on hyperactivity type symptoms.
  • Addiction conditions: Medical conditions related to addiction of any kind, including substances or behavioral addictions.
  • Alcohol abuse: Excessive use of alcohol ranging from binge drinking to severe alcoholism
  • Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
  • Anti-Social Personality Disorder: A psychiatric condition characterized by chronic behavioral and social problems which often involves criminal behaviour.
  • Anti-social personalities: A group of psychological condition which are characterized by anti-social behaviour
  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
  • Borderline Personality Disorder: Mental condition with behavioral and emotional problems.
  • Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting).
  • Cannabis dependence: Addiction to the illicit drug cannabis.
  • Combat stress reaction: A term used in the military which refers to behaviors that result from the stress of fighting in a war.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Depressive disorders: Depression or its various related conditions.
  • Drug abuse: Addiction to any of various illicit drugs.
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Dysthymia: Mild form of depression
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Heroin dependence: The physical and psychological dependence to the recreational drug heroin
  • Mania: Inappropriate euphoric mood
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Nicotine addiction: Nicotine addiction is the uncontrollable desire to continue smoking. Smoking products contain nicotine which is a chemical that can lead to addiction if used over a period of time. Cessation causes withdrawal symptoms which can vary in nature and severity.
  • Nymphomania: uncontrollable urge to engage in sexual behaviour in a female.
  • Panic disorder: It is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood.
  • Personality disorders: A group of psychiatric disorders that are characterised but abnormal dysfunctional personalities
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Sedative dependence: The psychological or physical dependence on sedative medication
  • Situational depression: Situational depression is a short-term condition that occurs when a person is unable to cope with, or adjust to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss or event.
  • Social problems: Difficulty relating to other people
  • Society problems: Difficulty interacting in society.
  • Sudden death: The sudden death of an individual
  • Withdrawal symptoms: The occurrence of a group a symptoms that occur due to a withdrawal reaction that occurs when discontinuing use of a substance

 

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