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Mental health and addiction

Mental health disorders happen when a person is not able to function either cognitively or emotionally. Addiction – obsessions, compulsions, or psychological or physical dependence on substances or activities – forms a large category of mental disorders.

In our support group, you will be able to find patients, their families, and their doctors dealing with the same problems as you, and willing to share their valuable experience and wisdom.
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Phobias

Phobias are unreasonable, intense fears of things that are not dangerous in themselves. In psychiatry it is classed as a kind of anxiety disorder. Severe phobias can interfere with everyday life, but there are a number of treatments (like desensitization and cognitive behavioral therapy) that are effective for phobias.

Join our online support group for people with phobias and their families. Ask your questions to experts, share your experiences, and learn more.

Pre Eclampsia / Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / Toxemia

Also known as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension or Toxemia, Pre-Eclampsia is a problem that occurs during the second half of pregnancy, in about 5pct of all pregnancies. The rapidly progressive condition is characterized by high blood pressure, swelling in the limbs or face, and protein in the urine. The high blood pressure can affect the brain, kidneys, liver, and lungs.

To learn more on the gravity of pre eclampsia, join our support group and share your concerns with other women, and gain valuable advice from doctors.

Psychoactive Substances/ Substance Abuse / Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is improper use of drugs. People usually use the term to mean an excessive use of dangerous substances like amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine and opium alkaloids. All of these are addictive and can cause serious damage to the body and even death with long term uncontrolled use.

Join this online support group on drug abuse and find out that you are not alone - meet others who have recovered from abuse, their families, and doctors and therapists who treat abuse and addiction.

Psychological Changes In Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a trying time for any woman, more so for first-time mothers. Along with the hormonal and physical changes that take place during gestation, the individual’s unique mental make-up also varies during this period. Add to this the demands of everyday life, and the would-be-mother has a challenging situation at hand.

To connect with others facing the same challenges of pregnancy, join our support group today.

REM Behavior Disorder/Rapid Eye Movement Behaviour Disorder

Rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder involves acting out dreams during REM sleep. Normally, during REM sleep, a person’s voluntary muscles are temporarily paralyzed and he cannot move. A person with this disorder loses muscle paralysis and may talk and do other things, acting out his dreams in his sleep. Sometimes, the behavior is violent and can injure people nearby.

Join our online group on REM behavior disorder to ask your questions to experts, share your experiences, and learn more.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling mental disorder. A person with schizophrenia might see or hear things that others don’t, have bizarre beliefs, and suspect that others are plotting against him because he has a special mission in the world. Schizophrenia can be treated with medicines.

If you or someone close to you has schizophrenia, you will be able to find support and information from our online support group for schizophrenia.

Sexual Deviance

Sexual deviance refers to sexual behavior that is very unusual, harmful or humiliating to at least one person involved, and generally considered morally wrong. Pedophilia, voyeurism, and sadism are examples of sexual deviance.

Join our online group on sexual deviance to learn more about it and find help for the condition.

Sleep Disorder

A sleep disorder is a medical problem in which a person is either not able to sleep, or sleeps too much, or has disturbed and unrestful sleep. Sleep disorders affect the quality of every other aspect of life.

Learn more about sleep disorders by joining our online group – you can ask questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.

Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome

The restless legs syndrome describes a condition in which a person has unpleasant sensations in his legs (or arms or torso) and needs to move them to relieve the sensations. The sensations are especially strong when a person is resting or lying down, and so people with the syndrome often have difficulty sleeping. Because of this, the syndrome is also classified as a sleep disorder.

Meet others with the same condition and experts who can help by joining our online group on sleep disorders and the restless legs syndrome.

Sleep Disorder: Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has difficulty falling asleep or has disturbed sleep and does not feel rested upon awakening. People with insomnia may feel sleepy and tired during the day because they don’t have restful sleep at night. Insomnia is usually a symptom of other problems.

Join our online support group for people with insomnia. If you have a question, you can talk it over with experts or others who have suffered a similar problem.







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