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  • Anorexia

    Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder where you are worried about your weight, you want to lose weight and you eat less and less food.

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is that nervous, panicky feeling you experience when you are faced with something scary like an exam or a first day at college.

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    ADHD, also known as hyperkinetic disorder, is when you have difficulty concentrating on something for a long time.

  • Bipolar

    Bipolar (also known as "Bipolar Affective Disorder" or "Manic Depression") is a serious mental illness where people swing from feeling very happy and manic to feeling very low and depressed.

  • Bulimia

    Bulimia is an eating disorder where you may be very concerned about your weight and want to control it with a cycle of binge eating and making yourself sick.

  • Depression

    If sad, lonely or anxious feeling go on for long periods of time to the extent they affect your everyday life, this could be depression.

  • Mania

    It can be hard to diagnose someone suffering from mania and hypomania as it can appear as someone being over-active or over-excited. The difference is how severe the symptoms are.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is made up of obsessions, anxiety and compulsions.

  • Personality disorder

    If you have a personality disorder you tend to think, feel or react differently to the average person and your reaction may become worse when you’re stressed out.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    You might develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if you experience something where you feel really frightened, helpless or like you might die.

  • Psychosis

    Psychosis is a symptom of serious mental illness and if you are experiencing symptoms of psychosis it is a sign that you are not well and need support.

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health problem, also known as a psychotic illness, which affects your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.