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Depression is a common mental health condition which causes lasting feelings of sadness or low mood. Someone with depression may lose interest in things they used to enjoy, have low energy, low self-worth, and feel hopeless.
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A person with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) experiences intrusive uncontrollable thoughts, and engages in repetitive actions to reduce the anxiety and distress caused by these thoughts. These thoughts and actions are known as obsessions and compulsions.
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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavioural disorder commonly diagnosed in childhood. It is characterised by defiant and argumentative behaviour towards authority figures, anger, irritability, and difficulty managing emotions.
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Panic disorder is characterised by frequent panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden intense feeling of anxiety with both physical and psychological symptoms.
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A phobia is an intense fear of an object, activity, or situation. This fear leads to avoidance behaviours which have a negative impact on daily life.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following a traumatic or stressful event. Someone with PTSD may experience intrusive memories/ thoughts or “flashbacks” of the event, feel on edge, feel detached or have low mood, and may avoid situations/ people that remind them of the event.
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It is normal to feel tired, stressed, low and tearful for a few days or weeks after giving birth. However, for someone with postnatal depression these symptoms last longer, are more intense, and can impair your ability to care for your baby.
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A person with schizophrenia experiences behavioural, emotional, and cognitive symptoms, such as hallucination and delusions, which have a major impact on their daily life.