Inpatient Psychiatry Service | Conditions and Treatments

Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is defined as an emotional or behavioral reaction to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person's life that is considered maladaptive or somehow an unexpected healthy...

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge-eating disorder is a newly recognized condition believed to affect millions of Americans. Most people with binge-eating disorder have frequent episodes of eating what others would consider an...

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Bulimia Nervosa

It’s sad but true that a negative body image is not uncommon among today’s youth and teens, especially among girls. Sometimes, however, body image distortion and associated behaviors spiral out of...

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Dysthymia

Persistent Depressive Disorder, also called dysthymia, is a form of chronic depression. It includes symptoms similar to major depression, but they are more severe and longer lasting. Persistent...

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Eating Disorder

From TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” to celebrity diets and infomercials touting “two-minute abs,” America is obsessed with how we look. So it’s sad but not surprising that a negative body image is...

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Fragile X Syndrome

What is fragile X syndrome? Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that can cause a range of learning and developmental problems. These can include: intellectual disability hyperactivity or...

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry about a variety of events. It is often accompanied by physical symptoms such as headaches, muscular tension,...

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Depression

What is depression? Everyone goes through periods of feeling unhappy or listless, even children. But if the feelings are very strong or persist for a long time, they might be caused by a medical...

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry that he/she tries to manage by performing...

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is one of the commonly diagnosed disruptive behavior disorders of a group of behavioral problems in children and adolescents. While challenging behaviors are the...

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Phobias

Watching your child struggle with fear is incredibly difficult for any parent. And it can be hard to tell whether your child’s fear is just a normal phase that all kids go through, or something more...

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that affects people who have survived a terrifying physical or emotional event. Even after they are “safe” and physically...

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Schizophrenia

Learning that your child may have schizophrenia is a life-changing moment for any parent. In the midst of what feels like an onslaught of confusion, fear and exhaustion, your first instinct may be to...

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Separation Anxiety Disorder

As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to watch your child becoming distressed and worried about being separated from you. When this distress is ongoing and disruptive to your child’s (as well as your...

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Suicide and Teens

Suicide occurs when a person chooses to end his or her life. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans, the 2nd leading cause of death among children and adolescents ages 10-24,...

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