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What is anxiety?

A relatively permanent apprehension, nervousness, or dread.

What is a panic attack?

An episode of intense dread lasting several minutes.

What is a phobia?

A phobia is an irrational fear of a specific object, activity or situation.

What is agoraphobia?

Fear of open spaces.

What are obsessions?

Thoughts, images, or impulses that occur over and over again and feel out of control.

What are compulsions?

Acts performed over and over again, often according to certain rules.

What is a suicide cluster?

When the number of suicides increase due to publicized suicide.

What is bulimia nervosa?

An eating disorder often characterized by binging, purging, 'odd' eating habits, and fluctuating weight.

What is anorexia nervosa?

An eating disorder characterized by eating little or nothing at all; results in extremely low, sometimes deadly, body weight.

What do mental illness sufferers report as the main obstacle to a full life?

Most say it's the fact that even when they are feeling better, others do not accept them and they feel alone.

Delusions and hallucinations accompany what mental illness?


Each person with this mental illness have a different experience with mood cycles and intensity.

Bipolar disorder.

What are two warning signs of depression, as stated by mental health professionals?

Inability to concentrate and change in eating and sleeping cycle.

What is one myth about suicide?

People who talk about it won't do it.

What is generalized anxiety disorder?

A person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of nervous system arousal.

What are the causes of schizophrenia?

Some of the causes could be a viral infection, neurodevelopmental problems, birth trauma, drug and alcohol abuse and nutritional theories.

What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that is characterized by a group of symptoms including hallucinations, delusions, disturbances of thinking, emotion and behaviour, and a deterioration of social functioning.

What are some treatment options for schizophrenia?

- Medication

- Psychosocial rehabilitation

- Psychoeducation

- Empowerment and Recovery training