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    2. Tell us a bit about yourself... as much or as little as you wish. How did you find this forum? What interests you about it? What else interests you? Have you seen my socks? Anything you like... :-)

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    1. General discussions about psychology, psychiatry, mental illness, and mental health issues.

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      1. Positive Psychology

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    2. Therapists, theorists, types of therapy, approaches to therapy, preventative treatment, self-help, and self-therapy.

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    3. Medical conditions and health issues with implications for mental health and well-being.

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    4. Access to medical and mental health care. Applying for or appealing government or private insurance disability plans: What you need, how long it will take, what you should and should not do.

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    5. Coping with workplace stress, depression, or harassment. Stress and depression in students: coping with school and campus life. Burnout and stress leave. Short-term sick leave or long-term disability, and returning to work after being on leave.

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    6. Public attitudes toward mental illness. Myths about mental illness. The problem of stigma and the stigmatization of mental illness sufferers.

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    7. Coping with mental illness or medical issues in yourself or someone close to you, or just coping with life: What strategies have you found that work for you?

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    8. Are you in crisis? These resources may help. Please post useful resources you find, either internet sites or help lines here.

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    1. Recommended internet sources. How to evaluate health and mental health sites on the internet and in the media.

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    2. Movies dealing with or portraying psychology, mental health, or mental illness

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    3. Computers; computer security, software, and hardware; technology, the internet, and search engines.

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  1. Anxiety Disorders   Last Post

    1. Anxiety disorders and stress management.

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    2. Panic attacks, with and without agoraphobia

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    3. OCD - what it is and how to cope.

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    4. PTSD may result from a single traumatic experience or a series of incidents, including natural disasters, acts of violence, and childhood or adult abuse.

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    5. Phobias are intense irrational fears of objects, events, or situations. How are they different from normal fears and what can be done about them?

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    6. Coping with social situations including shyness, self-consciousness, and anxiety.

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  2. Mood Disorders & Grief   Last Post

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    2. Bipolar Disorder or Manic-Depression - causes, symptoms, and treatment. Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorders. Cyclothymia.

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    3. Questions about suicide, suicidal thinking, and suicide prevention.

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    4. How to cope, what to expect, finding support when you want it, finding help when you need it.

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    1. General discussions about eating disorders, eating for comfort, eating as a coping mechanism, binge eating, compulsive eating, compulsive exercising, etc.

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    2. The social and psychological origins, risks and dangers, and treatment of eating disorders.

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    3. Binge eating, compulsive eating, and emotional eating: Causes, Treatment, and Management

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    4. Body image issues and how they contribute to eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression.

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    5. Healthy and unhealthy weight management. Nutrition: What's good for you and what isn't? Popular diets - how good are they? Are they safe? Do they work? What works and doesn't work for you?

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    1. From explosive rage including road rage to bottled up anger - finding appropriate and effective ways to express and disperse anger.

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    2. Bullies and their victims, fighting, aggressive behavior, harassment, and interpersonal violence.

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    3. Domestic violence, spousal abuse, child abuse - physical, sexual or emotional-psychological - it's all abuse and it's all destructive. See also Adult Survivors and Victims of Crime.

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    4. Adult Survivors of childhood abuse, adult abuse, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Dysfunctional Families. See also Victims of Crime.

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    5. Immediate and longer term reactions to victimization, resources for victims, etc.

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    1. Dating, living together, marriage - helping relationships to grow and staying connected.

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    2. Coping with the process of the end of a relationship. Life after separation. Blended families. Step-parenting. Co-parenting.

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    3. Issues and discussions about sex differences, sex roles and stereotypes, and our attempts to understand the opposite sex.

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    4. Issues for teens and young adults: coping with parents, coping with peers, coping with life, coping with yourself...

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    5. Questions about coping with or helping friends or family members.

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    6. What is self-esteem? What is identity? What is self-concept? Problems with low self-esteem or negative self-concept.

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    7. How introversion and extraversion affect social interactions and relationships

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    8. The Highly Sensitive Person often feels overwhelmed by the physical or social environment, and is often characterized as shy or "too sensitive", caring too deeply about everything.

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    9. Origins and characteristics of Secure attachment v. Insecure Attachment Disorder, Avoidant Attachment Disorder, Anxious-Ambivalent Attachment Disorder, Resistant Attachment Disorder, Disorganized Attachment Disorder, and abandonment issues.

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    10. Pets as family, friends, support, and therapy, including Psychiatric Service Dogs.

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    1. Finding solutions to the challenges and worries of parenting and finding a balance between being a parent and just being YOU.

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    2. Planning pregnancy. Infertility. Miscarriage. Managing healthy pregnancies and very young infants and toddlers - for mom, dad, and the rest of the family. Managing depression, anxiety, and other disorders during pregnancy. Postpartum depression.

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    3. Parenting young children, kindergarten to pre-teens.

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    4. Transitioning to adolescence means big changes for teenagers - it also requires an evolution in your approach to parenting - how to adapt to the teenage years and into the 20s.

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    5. Adjustment reactions, conduct disorders, aggressive behavior, and normal childhood behavior problems.

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    1. AKA Tourette's Syndrome or Tourettes Syndrome and related tic disorders.

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    2. Medications, Therapy, and Self-Management

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    3. Issues and Disorders associated with Tourette Syndrome: Tourette Syndrome Plus

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    1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Attention problems, impulsivity, hyperactivity: is it ADHD, or something else? Strategies for managing ADHD and learning disabilities.

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    2. Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality) and other dissociative states or disorders

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    3. Memory, amnesia, repressed memory, recovered memories, and false memory syndrome.

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    4. Self-injury, self-mutilation, cutting, etc.

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    5. Sleep, dreaming, insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders.

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    6. Disorders not included in other categories.

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    1. Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and related syndromes.

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    2. Autism, Asperger Syndrome, etc.

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  3. Personality Disorders   Last Post

    1. Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, etc.

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    2. Also known as APD and Psychopathy.

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    3. Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Friends, partners, and family members of individuals with BPD.

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    4. Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Partners and friends of Narcissists. Children of Narcissistic Parents.

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    1. Alcohol and drug use or abuse, nicotine, caffeine, and other addictions.

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    2. Risks of recreational marijuana use and abuse

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    3. Compulsive gambling, compulsive internet behaviors, compulsive shopping, etc.

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  4. Medication Issues   Last Post

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    2. Interactions among prescription medications, alternative remedies, over the counter drugs, foods, alcohol, etc.

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    3. The pros and cons of herbal remedies, "natural" remedies, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other alternative approaches

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    4. Evidence and lack of evidence for the use of medical marijuana to treat medical and mental health confitions

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    1. Delinquency and criminal behavior - developmental factors, social factors, personality factors, psychopathy, etc.

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    2. The criminal justice system and the courts, risk prediction, rehabilitation and correctional treatment, and forensic psychology.

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  5. The Waiting Room   Last Post

    1. Humor, fun quizzes, quirks and quarks - fun stuff.

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    2. This is for light chat or conversation. If you are seeking support, do NOT post here. Instead, try General Support and Advice or a more specific category or forum.

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