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I. Anxiety Disorders • Disorders in which real or imagined fears occur so often they prevent a person from enjoying life. • Phobias are an example.
II. Clinical Depression • Prolonged and persistent depression. It is typically treated with medication.
III. Bipolar Disorder • A mood disorder in which a person’s moods vary from being very high to very depressed. It is caused by a chemical imbalance.
IV. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Behavior that is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and actions that are rigid, inflexible, and repetitive.
V. Schizophrenia • A mental disorder in which there is a split or breakdown in logical thought processes.
VI. Addictive Behavior • Behavior associated with repeated and continual connection with an activity or object that results in unhealthful effects on the person. • It is usually an escape from situations or responsibilities that are painful or difficult.
VII. Codependence • A mental disorder in which a person loses personal identity, has frozen feelings, and copes ineffectively.
VIII. Enabler • A person who knowingly or unknowingly supports a person who has an addiction by protecting them, making it easy for them to continue in the addiction.
IX. Intervention • A confrontation by people such as parents, spouses, or friends, who wish to help a person with an addiction.
X. Treatment • Therapy that helps a person overcome an addiction. Individual therapy, group therapy, and 12 -step programs are effective forms of therapy.
XI. Relapse • A return to an addiction after a period of abstaining from it.