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  1. Munchausen syndrome

    27 Aug 2020

    Munchausen syndrome is a mental disorder in which the patient fakes illness to gain attention and sympathy...

  2. Dissociation and dissociative disorders

    04 Jun 2020

    Dissociation is a mental process where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity...

  3. Schizoaffective disorder

    23 May 2020

    Diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder may be difficult because the symptoms are similar to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia...

  4. Panic attack

    21 May 2020

    Without treatment, frequent and prolonged panic attacks can be severely disabling...

  5. Paranoia

    21 May 2020

    Paranoia is the irrational and persistent feeling that people are ‘out to get you’ or that you are the subject of persistent, intrusive attention by others...

  6. Anxiety disorders

    18 May 2020

    Anxiety disorders are common mental health problems that affect many people...

  7. Bipolar disorder

    16 Oct 2019

    Bipolar disorder is a type of psychosis, which means the person?s perception of reality is altered. It is characterised by extreme mood swings...

  8. Borderline personality disorder

    16 Oct 2019

    People with borderline personality disorder may exhibit extreme behaviour, such as repeated self-mutilation or taking overdoses of medication...

  9. Psychosis and mental illness

    11 Oct 2019

    In psychosis, the everyday thoughts that enable us to lead our daily lives become confused...

  10. Schizophrenia

    06 Jun 2019

    People with schizophrenia do not have 'split personalities' and they are not intellectually disabled...