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  1. Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Kids and teens are constantly changing. They grow up quickly and before you know it, your giggly, energetic toddler is a teenager who sleeps until noon. As we grow, it’s normal to change as we learn new t ...

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  2. Improving Mental Health

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      English PDF | More Fact Sheets When it comes to our physical health, we all have strategies to stay healthy. We might take the stairs instead of the elevator, make sure we eat our veggies, or wear sunscreen to protect our skin. Safeguarding our mental h ...

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  3. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a type of anxiety disorder. As its name suggests, obsessive-compulsive disorder is made up of two parts: obsessions and compulsions. ...

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  4. Panic Disorder

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    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes repeated, unexpected attacks of intense fear, along with fear of having more attacks. If you have panic disorder, you are probably also scared that bad things will happen to you because of the attac ...

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  5. Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a kind of depression that appears at certain times of the year. It usually begins in the fall when the days get shorter and lasts through the winter. SAD doesn’t only happen in the colder months though. ...

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  6. Learn About Substance Use and Pregnancy

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    Substances are psychoactive (mind-altering) drugs that affect how we think and feel. They tap into the wiring system of the human brain and influence the way nerve cells send, receive or process information. ...

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  7. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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    Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is a mental illness. It belongs to a group of illnesses called anxiety disorders. People living with GAD worry much more than other people, and they worry more often than other people. ...

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  8. Social Anxiety Disorder

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    We can all feel nervous in social situations like job interviews or when we’re giving presentations. But if you’re so scared of interacting with others that it affects your relationships with other people or it affects your work or school performance, you ...

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  9. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Youth

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    There are times when children just can’t seem to concentrate. This isn’t a huge problem for most kids—they can regain their focus and get back on task fairly easily. But it’s a serious problem for others. ...

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  10. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

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    Everyone feels distracted and restless at times. For the most of us, the feelings pass and we can easily get back to work. Some people struggle with these problems for many years—they assume their illness is “just who they are.” ...

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