Welcome to the Mental Health and Behavior Studies Page

About Mental Health and Behavior

Mental health is one of the most complicated and challenging areas of health. Mental health can be impacted by a range of diseases; mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder can alter emotions; anxiety disorders like PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic attacks can cause uncontrollable fear or panic; and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia can cause people to hallucinate. The use or abuse of alcohol and drugs can increase the risk for some disorders; addiction itself is also considered a mental disorder. Participating in therapy can often help people better understand their mental condition; trained counselors can give support and advice for how to deal with unhealthy moods and thoughts. Medications can be helpful also, especially when combined with therapy. Through their work to understand and treat these conditions, mental health researchers try to help people lead full and satisfying lives.

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RELATED RESEARCH AREAS:
  Depression, Other Mental Health and Behavior, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

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