From depression to schizophrenia, mental disorders vary greatly in severity and impact on daily life. Learn about the causes and treatments available for a variety of mental disorders.
If you have a friend who's obsessive about cleanliness or organization, you've probably jokingly described him or her as OCD. But obsessive-compulsive disorder is about more than just scrubbing and straightening.
Mental illness affects all kinds of people. With this image gallery, learn about mental illness and its associated problems along with famous people who have struggled with mental disorders.
Maybe you don't like anyone sitting right next to you on the train, but you wouldn't call yourself a claustrophobe. According to some theories, we might all have a touch of claustrophobia -- even if it takes undergoing an MRI scan to provoke it.
One month you're so revved about life you give up sleep to enjoy it. The next, you're so depressed you can't get out of bed. Can bipolar disorder be treated?
Most shoplifters steal for personal use or resale, but kleptomaniacs are addicted to stealing. But is kleptomania a real mental disorder?
So much about pyromania is a mystery. Why do pyromaniacs have uncontrollable urges to set fires? Is it the same thing as arson? And is it even a real disease?
Being sick is something most people try to avoid. But some relish the thought of going to the doctor, undergoing tests -- even having painful surgery. Though they know they aren't really sick, people with Munchausen syndrome pretend to be ill because they're seeking attention and sympathy.
Did you know that ailurophobia is a fear of cats? If you're afraid of it, someone's probably made up a goofy name for your phobia. Read our list of 28 phobias and their definitions.
Natascha Kampusch on spending eight years in a cell beneath her captor's basement: \My youth was very different. But I was also spared a lot of things -- I did not start smoking or drinking ... [nor] hang out in bad company.""
Cutting is a disorder that appears to be epidemic in the United States. Learn more about this disorder with advice and guidance for families who are struggling with a loved one that suffers from cutting.
Children should be handled differently that adults especially when it comes to abusive types of behavior. Find out what you need to know when treating a self abusive child.
Devastating events can happen in an instant and be over in moments, but their effects can linger for years. Learn how to deal with traumatic events in this article.
Are looking for a therapy to treat an illness? Discover the many types of therapies there are for helping cure a disease in this article.
Our bodily health is so frequently looked at that sometimes our mental health is neglected. Learn more about mental health and what you can do to keep it as healthy as your body.
"Nervous breakdown" can mean many things. We often hear this term when someone is under a great deal of stress. What exactly does it mean? Learn about this mental condition in this article.