Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder that affects the way someone feels about themselves and the people in their lives. As many as 4 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder, and 75 percent of the people diagnosed are women. Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical since BPD can be very dangerous when left untreated. Roughly 70 percent of people diagnosed with the disorder will make at least one suicide attempt in their lifetime and 10 percent will complete the attempt.
Eating disorders are not only widespread, they’re also very dangerous. Someone dies as a direct result of an eating disorder every 62 minutes – the highest mortality rate of any mental health issue.
76 percent of teens aged 13-17 have an Instagram account. While it’s a great way for them to connect and share with friends, it also may be a danger for their mental health. New research suggests that Instagram, more than any other social media – increases their chances for developing anxiety and depression.
For most women, the joy of becoming a mother makes pregnancy a time of excitement and optimism. However, for others, pregnancy can become a significant burden; approximately 10 percent of pregnant women suffer from depression.
A new study shows that talk therapy may be the most important part of treatment for social anxiety disorder, even more so than medication.
Mmajor depressive episodes (MDE) – a serious condition that goes well beyond the boundaries of normal adolescent angst – is on the rise among teenagers. Unfortunately, there has not been a corresponding rise in the number of teens receiving treatment for this problem.
For people who don’t have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can be very difficult for them to understand the condition. Here’s what you need to know about the condition to better understand it.
While some children with ADHD outgrow it, about 60 percent still have it as adults. In fact, some adults have ADHD and don’t know it. Here are some signs that may indicate you have adult ADHD.
The demands and stress in your professional and personal life can trigger feelings of anxiety and possibly make it difficult to determine if you’re experiencing “normal” anxiety or have an anxiety disorder.
Exercise is good for the body. It can help you lose weight, get stronger and reduce your risk of serious health conditions. But exercise doesn’t just benefit your physical health – it can also have a positive impact on your mental health and mood.