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The goal of this page is to help clarify some psychiatric terms. Although there are highly technical definitions (see useful links for further reading), we particularly liked Wikipedia explanations. You may click each diagnosis for more information.



Bipolar Disorder

(Previously called Manic-Depressive Disorder)


Women's Mental Health

Phase of Life Problems

  • Loss/Grief
  • Marital Problems
  • Occupational Issues

Psychotic Disorders

Useful Links for Further Reading

The following resources may be very useful tools for educating yourself on common mental disorders.

American Psychiatric Association (psych.org)

National Alliance of Mental Illness (nami.org)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (dbsalliance.org)

National Institute of Mental Health (nimh.nih.gov)

Womens Mental Health (womensmentalhealth.org)

Anxiety Disorder Association of America (adaa.org)

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (aagpgpa.org)