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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS There are many types of mental health conditions that have very different effects on a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. These can include: ■ Anxiety Disorders - responding to certain objects or situations with irrational fear "Ellie was a great actress," says her father, Larry Leikin. "There was a darkness and sadness within her that no one could see, including us. She did a good job of hiding her suffering behind a beautiful smile." "Just as if you had a physical ailment, there are workable solutions for mental illness and ways to improve the way Sandeep Sidana, MD and dread. (Including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder.) ■ Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders - experiencing mental health conditions and abusing substances like drugs or alcohol can sometimes occur together. you're feeling," says Sandeep Sidana, ■ Mood Disorders - involving persistent feelings MD, chair of psychiatry at UM BWMC. of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, "Schedule an appointment with your or fluctuating between extreme happiness primary care doctor, who can refer you and extreme sadness. (Including depression, to a therapist or psychiatrist, and can bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder work with you to find medications that will help alleviate your symptoms. They can also connect you with important and self-harm.) ■ Personality Disorders - having extreme and inflexible personality traits that are resources available in the community, like support groups, distressing and may cause problems in work, nonprofit organizations and educational tools." school or social relationships. (Including If a friend or family member is showing any of the following warning signs, he or she may have a severe mental illness and be at risk for suicide. Get help immediately if your loved one is: antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder.) ■ Psychotic Disorders - experiencing a range ■ Talking about wanting to die or to kill himself or herself of symptoms, including hallucinations ■ Talking about feeling hopeless, being a burden to others or and delusions. (Including schizophrenia.) feeling trapped ■ Increasing use of alcohol or drugs ■ Behaving recklessly ■ Withdrawing or feeling isolated ■ Displaying extreme mood swings You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-422-0009. Trained crisis workers are available FREE SEMINAR Join us Sept. 28 for a free informative seminar, "Finding Hope: The Underlying Causes of Mental Health Disorders." See page 18 for details. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you think someone is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone; stay there and call 911 for immediate assistance. 8  MARYLAND'S HEALTH MATTERS † Need a primary care physician? Visit

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