Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting 5-8 percent of school age children1,2,3,4,5,6,7 with symptoms persisting into adulthood in as many as 60 percent of cases (i.e. approximately 4% of adults). It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
Who gets Panic Disorder?
Panic disorder strike at least 1.6% of the population and is twice as common in women as in men. It can appear at any age, but most often it begins in young adults. Not everyone who experiences panic attacks will develop panic disorder for example; many people have one attack but never have another. For those who do have panic disorder, though, it’s important to seek treatment.
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), one of the anxiety disorders, is a potentially disabling condition that can persist throughout a person’s life. The individual who suffers from OCD becomes trapped in a pattern of repetitive thoughts and behaviors that are senseless and distressing but extremely difficult to overcome. OCD occurs in a spectrum from mild to severe: if severe and untreated,
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental illness involving episodes of serious mania and depression. The person’s mood usually swings from overly high and irritable to sad and hopeless and then back again, with periods of normal mood in between. Bipolar disorder typically begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life.
Who Gets Depressed?
Major depressive disorder, often referred to as clinical depression, is a common illness that can affect anyone. During any 1 year period, 17.6 million American adults, or 10% of the population, suffer from either a major or minor depression.
What is Depression?
Depression is not just ‘’feeling blue’’ or being ‘’down in the dumps.’’ It is more than being sad or feeling grief after a loss.