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Have a look at our A-Z of mental health information. If you have just been diagnosed with a condition, or know someone who has, then this is a good read to understand the different ways people may view mental health (for example, some people may find diagnoses helpful, whereas others may not)

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  • An addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to do, take or use something to the point that it may be harmful. Common addictions are to alcohol or drugs but it…
  • It can often be challenging to access services and communicate your needs, and mental health issues can make this even harder An advocate is someone who supports you to do…
  • A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. Agoraphobia is often thought of as a fear of open spaces, but it’s much…
  • Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively – more than the recommended limits of alcohol consumption (see below). This can lead to a number of harmful physical and psychological effects, such as…
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting almost 500,000 people in the UK. The term “dementia” describes a loss of mental ability associated with gradual death of…
  • Anxiety is often identified as an intense uneasiness, worry or fear. It’s completely normal to feel anxious about something like a medical appointment, a test or a job interview, and…
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. ADHD can occur in people of any intellectual ability, although it is more…
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. It includes Asperger syndrome and childhood autism. In the UK, it’s estimated that about one…

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