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1.  Depression Overview
Depression is a mood disorder. Learn about its causes, symptoms & treatments, and discover strategies for preventing depression. Continue reading!
Symptoms:
  • Nightmares
  • Poor self esteem
  • Monotone voice
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Depression
2.  Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that develops during adolescence or early adulthood. It is marked by a pattern of emotional instability, impulsive behavior, a distorted self-image, and unstabl...
Symptoms:
  • Binge eating
  • Nervousness
  • Aggressive outburst
  • Poor hygiene
  • Depression
3.  Alcoholism
Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence. It occurs when you drink so much over time that your body becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol use becomes the most important thing i...
Symptoms:
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Combative behavior
  • Heart rate altered
  • Self-depreciation
  • Depression
4.  Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is the name for the symptoms that occur when a heavy drinker suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol intake. With AWS, you may feel mild anxiety and fatigue. You may als...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Alcoholic blackout
  • Early awakening
  • Loss of appetite
  • Delirium
  • Depression
5.  Acute Stress Disorder
In the weeks after a traumatic event, you may develop an anxiety disorder called acute stress disorder (ASD). ASD typically occurs within one month of a traumatic event. It lasts at least two days and up to one month...
Symptoms:
  • Fear
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Anxiety attack
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
6.  Binge Eating
Individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder frequently consume large amounts of food, sometimes up to 15,000 calories in one sitting. They often eat when no one is around, and they might be compelled to hide an...
Symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Binge eating
  • Overeating
  • Depressed mood
  • Anxiety
7.  Menopause
Healthline demystifies menopause, a natural biological process that occurs in every woman's life, including the stages, menopause and perimenopause.
Symptoms:
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Foul or strong urine odor
  • Body ache
  • Depression
  • Burning sensation in mouth
8.  Nicotine Dependence
Nicotine addiction occurs when a person becomes addicted to nicotine, which is a chemical found in tobacco. The addiction is physical, mental, and behavioral.
Symptoms:
  • Increased appetite
  • Headache
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sleeplessness
  • Depression
9.  Teeth Grinding
Bruxism is the medical term for clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth. It's a very common condition, and many people grind their teeth without realizing it, especially if it occurs during the nighttime. Whil...
Symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Depressed mood
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Jaw pain
10.  Opioids and related disorders
Opioids are a class of drugs that include both natural and synthetic substances. The natural opioids (referred to as opiates) include opium and morphine.
Symptoms:
  • Academic underachievement
  • Agitation
  • Itching
  • Pupil reaction absent
  • Depression
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