Severe shyness can be an indication of several anxiety disorders

Even with treatment, people with these disorders will not become the life of the party

Severe shyness can be an indication of several anxiety disorders
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Even with treatment, people with these disorders will not become the life of the party

Booze can trip up psychiatric diagnosis

When intoxicated, people often exhibit signs that can resemble psychiatric conditions

Booze can trip up psychiatric diagnosis
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When intoxicated, people often exhibit signs that can resemble psychiatric conditions

Smoking alleviates psychiatric symptoms

Smoking cigarettes seems to have a positive effect on some of the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia

Smoking alleviates psychiatric symptoms
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Smoking cigarettes seems to have a positive effect on some of the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia

Coping with borderline personality disorder

For the two per cent of Canadians with this disorder, life is chaotic – often moving from one crisis to the next

Coping with borderline personality disorder
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For the two per cent of Canadians with this disorder, life is chaotic – often moving from one crisis to the next

Are you suffering mood swings or bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder affects between one and two per cent of the adult population

Are you suffering mood swings or bipolar disorder?
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Bipolar disorder affects between one and two per cent of the adult population

Not all hallucinations or delusions are caused by mental illness

Psychotic episodes can occur for a variety of reasons, not all of them having to do with mental illness

Not all hallucinations or delusions are caused by mental illness
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Psychotic episodes can occur for a variety of reasons, not all of them having to do with mental illness

The power of the placebo effect

A patient sometimes perceives a positive result, even from a fake drug

The power of the placebo effect
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A patient sometimes perceives a positive result, even from a fake drug

4 per cent of adult population experience Attention Deficit disorders

Sufferers twice as likely to die of accidental causes as people without

4 per cent of adult population experience Attention Deficit disorders
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Sufferers twice as likely to die of accidental causes as people who don’t suffer the disorder

Child abuse linked to depression, anxiety in later life

Childhood abuse or neglect can permanently alter an individual’s physiology

Child abuse linked to depression, anxiety in later life
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Childhood abuse or neglect can permanently alter an individual’s physiology

Genetics strongly influence our predisposition to mental illness

It is becoming increasingly clear that our genes influence everything from our personality traits to specific psychiatric disorders

Genetics strongly influence our predisposition to mental illness
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It is becoming increasingly clear that our genes influence everything from our personality traits to specific psychiatric disorders