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Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful—it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty. Although people respond to stressful situations in different ways, taking steps to care for yourself and your family can help you manage stress. Read more ›

Coping With Traumatic Events

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated stressors are also likely to have serious mental health consequences. Stress, fear and loss—combined with social isolation—increase the likelihood of psychological trauma. Read more ›

Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders [downloadable]

The way we talk about eating disorders matters. Here are some facts you can use to help shape the conversation around eating disorders. Read more ›

5 Things You Should Know About Stress [downloadable]

Everyone feels stressed from time to time, but what is stress? How does it affect your overall health? And what can you do to manage your stress? Read more ›

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Learn the Signs and Symptoms [downloadable]

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Read more ›

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

anxiety photoObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Read more ›

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control [downloadable]

NIMH generalized anxiety disorder 602Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) find it difficult to control their anxiety and stay focused on daily tasks. The good news is that GAD is treatable. Read more ›

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Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness [downloadable]

socialanxiety594Social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) is a mental health condition. It is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day-to-day activities. It can even make it hard to make and keep friends. But social anxiety disorder doesn’t have to stop you from reaching your potential. Treatment can help you overcome your symptoms. Read more ›

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do [downloadable]

TraumabrochureNIMH592Each year, children and adolescents experience disasters and other traumatic events. Parents, rescue workers, and members of the larger community can help children start the process of recovery and overcome these experiences. Read more ›

PANDAS—Questions and Answers [downloadable]

What is PANDAS?

PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tic disorder, or both suddenly appear following a streptococcal (strep) infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever.
  • The symptoms of OCD or tic symptoms suddenly become worse following a strep infection.

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