Addiction

Drugs, alcohol, food, porn are just a few of the things that can light up your reward system and make you crave more.  The line between use and a use disorder can be thin and wobbly. Learn the symptoms to watch for—and how to get help if you need it.

Depression

We’ve got the details on depression causes, symptoms, treatments, and everything else you want to know, including what to do when you have treatment-resistant depression.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness—every hour someone dies as a direct result of an eating disorder. Get the latest facts on treatments and research.

PTSD & Trauma

Traumatic events can literally change your brain chemistry. Learn the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the latest treatments.

Autism

People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) usually have language delays, atypical social behavior, obsessive and narrow interests, and seem to take comfort in repetitive routines. Learn more about the disorder.

ADHD

Almost 11 percent of school-age kids have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (and about 4 percent of adults). Many of those go undiagnosed and untreated.

Schizophrenia

In the world of brain disorders, schizophrenia is one of, if not, the most complex. It affects about 2.4 million Americans. While the symptoms vary from person to person, relapses are sadly very common for everyone.

 

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder essentially hijacks your moods. Just under 3 percent of the U.S. population has it, though many of those people (up to 40 percent) were first diagnosed with depression. Here’s what you need to know about the symptoms, treatments, risk factors, and relapses.

Anxiety

Feeling a little nervous or worried now and then is totally normal. It’s like a warning light signaling that something might go wrong. But, when that light gets stuck on or flashes for no reason, like it does if you have an anxiety disorder, that’s not helpful. Read more on how to cope.

Take a Mental Health Quiz

Psycom.net founder, Dr Ivan Goldberg, was a pioneer in self-assessment tools to screen patients for mental health disorders.  The tests found on this site are intended to help patients identify if they might benefit from further treatment.  It is strongly recommended that each mental health quiz should be followed-up with a proper diagnosis from a mental health professional.

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