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Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is a type of Depression that affects some women shortly after childbirth. It is not uncommon for women to experience temporary mood disorders or "blues" after giving birth. If it goes on for more than a few days, however, it is called postpartum depression.

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder results in extreme swings in mood, energy, and ability to function. The mood changes of bipolar disorder are more dramatic than normal ups and downs. They can hurt relationships and cause poor job or school performance. Bipolar disorder can be treated. Contact your doctor if you think you may have this condition.

Asperger Syndrome
Asperger syndrome is one of the pervasive developmental disorders resulting in social and behavioral problems. Autism is another condition within this category. Asperger syndrome is viewed by some scientists as a distinct disease; others see it as a less severe type of autism. Children with Asperger syndrome usually have normal intelligence and do not have the language problems typical of autism.

Anxiety
Anxiety is a normal state of dread, tension, and unease. It is considered a normal response to stress or uncertain situations. Prolonged or intense periods of anxiety may suggest an anxiety disorder. A disorder may also be indicated if anxiety: Occurs without an external threat (√Ę‚?¨Ň?free-floating√Ę‚?¨¬Ě anxiety)Impairs daily functioning

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an Anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, such as rape or mugging, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. PTSD can be extremely disabling.

Social Anxiety Disorder
If you have Social Anxiety Disorder , you are very worried about embarrassing yourself in front of other people. Your fears may be so serious that you cannot do everyday things. You may have a very hard time talking to people at work or school. Your fear may even keep you from going to work or school on some days.

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease is a chronic, slowly progressive, gradual in onset, irreversible condition that destroys brain nerve cells and other structures in the central nervous system. People with Alzheimer's disease slowly develop Dementia-a loss of memory and intellectual and social skills that result in confusion, disorientation, and the inability to think, reason, and understand. The decline in cognition and memory results in activities of daily living to performed with increasing difficulty.

Depression
Depression is a serious condition that involves your body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you think about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.

Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder. If you have narcolepsy, you may suddenly, uncontrollably fall asleep at any point during the day. Typically, these √Ę‚?¨Ň?sleep attacks√Ę‚?¨¬Ě last between 3-30 minutes. While these episodes of sleep may be brief, they can be very dangerous. For example, if you are driving or doing other potentially risky activities, narcolepsy can be quite dangerous. Narcolepsy can also be hard on your social life and can interfere with your job.

Mild Cognitive Impairment
Mild cognitive impairment√Ę‚?¨‚??amnestic type (MCI-AT) is mild, repeated memory loss. It lies between the normal memory loss of aging and the more serious conditions of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. MCI-AT only involves problems with memory. Dementia and Alzheimer's involve loss of other cognitive abilities, such as: LearningReasoningMaking decisionsProblems with confusion, language, and attention