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Types of mental health problems

If you’ve just been diagnosed with a mental health problem you might be looking for information on your diagnosis, treatment options and where to go for support. Our information pages will help you learn more.

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Anxiety and panic attacks

Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Bipolar disorder

These pages describe the symptoms of bipolar disorder and what treatments are available. It also suggests how you can help yourself, and what family and friends can do.

Body dysmorphic disorder

Explains Body dysmorphic disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Borderline personality disorder

Explains borderline personality disorder (BPD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Depression

Explains depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Dissociative disorder

Explains dissociative disorders, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Drugs - street drugs

Explains the mental health effects of street drugs such as alcohol, cannabis or cocaine. It explains what might happen if you use street drugs and also have a mental health problem, and suggestions for where you might find support.

Eating problems

Explains eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Hearing voices

About voices, who hears them and how to cope if they are a problem.

Hypomania and mania

Explains hypomania and mania, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Loneliness

Explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Mental health problems - introduction

Explains the most commonly discussed mental health problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Explains obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Panic attacks

Brief tips about panic attacks and what might help.

Paranoia

Explains paranoia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Personality disorders

Explains personality disorders, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support.

Phobia

Explains phobias, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Postnatal depression

Explains postnatal depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Explains post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Psychotic experiences

Explains psychotic experiences, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Schizoaffective disorder

For people who have been given a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, and their friends and relatives. Explains what the disorder is, and the types of treatment and support available.

Schizophrenia

Explains schizophrenia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Seasonal affective disorder

Explains seasonal affective disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Self-esteem

Explains how to increase your self-esteem, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Self-harm

Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Sleep problems

Explains insomnia and other sleep problems, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Sleep problems - tips

Brief tips on how to cope with sleep problems.

Stress

Explains what stress is, including possible causes, and how you can learn to cope, with tips on how to relax.

Stress - tips

Brief tips on how to cope with stress.

Suicidal feelings

Explains what suicidal feelings are, including possible causes and how you can learn to cope.

Suicide - supporting someone else

Explains how to support someone who is suicdal, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

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