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    Signs of Depression

    Signs of Depression
    In any given one-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 20.9 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Severity of symptoms varies with individuals and also varies over time. h4. Depression * Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood * Feelings ...
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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

     Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD, or approximately 2 million children in the United States. This means that in a ...
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    Schizophrenia: Overview and Symptoms

    Schizophrenia: Overview and Symptoms
    Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has been recognized throughout recorded history . It affects about 1 percent of Americans. People with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don't hear or they may believe that others are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These experiences are terrifying and can cause fearfulness, withdrawal, ...
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    Buspirone

    h4. Why is this medication prescribed? Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses. h4. How should this medicine be used? Buspirone comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken two or three times a day. This drug must be taken ...
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    Autism Spectrum Disorders

    h4. What Are the Autism Spectrum Disorders? The autism spectrum disorders are more common in the pediatric population than are some better known disorders such as diabetes, spinal bifida, or Down syndrome. Prevalence studies have been done in several states and also in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia. A recent study of a U.S. metropolitan area estimated that 3.4 of ...
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    Going to Extremes: Bipolar Disorder

    Going to Extremes: Bipolar Disorder
    There is a tendency to romanticize bipolar disorder. Many artists, musicians, and writers have suffered from its mood swings. But in truth, many lives are ruined by this disease; and without effective treatment, the illness is associated with an increased risk of suicide. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a serious brain disease that causes extreme shifts in mood, ...
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