Category Archives: Patient Resources

Alcohol and Health (NIAAA)

Do you enjoy a drink of alcohol now and then? Many of us do, often when socializing with friends and family. Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, the situati ...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NIMH)

It’s natural to be afraid when you’re in danger. It’s natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks or months later, it’s time to ta ...

Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms (NIMH)

Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of fear that last for several minutes? Do you feel like you are having a heart attack or can’t breathe? Do these attacks occur at unpredictable times causing you t ...

Older Adults and Depression (NIMH)

Do you feel very tired, helpless and hopeless? Are you sad most of the time and take no pleasure in your family, friends, or hobbies? Are you having trouble working, sleeping, eating, and functioning? ...

Treatment for Alcohol Problems (NIAAA)

Alcohol-related problems — which result from drinking too much, too fast, or too often — are among the most significant public health issues in the United States. Many people struggle with controlling ...

Older Adults and Alcohol (NIAAA)

Read this booklet to learn about alcohol and aging. Use it to start talking about how drinking may be affecting your life. Share this booklet with your friends and family. Family support can often mak ...

Eating Disorders: More Than Food (NIMH)

Has your urge to eat less or more food spiraled out of control? Are you overly concerned about your outward appearance? If so, you may have an eating disorder. The eating disorders anorexia nervosa, b ...

Talk to your Child about Alcohol (NIAAA)

With so many drugs available to young people these days, you may wonder, “Why develop a booklet about helping kids avoid drinking?” Alcohol is a drug, as surely as cocaine and marijuana are. It’s also ...

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity (NIMH)

Does your child have trouble paying attention? Does he or she talk nonstop or have trouble staying still? Does your child have a hard time controlling his or her behavior? For some children, these may ...

PTSD Information (NAMI Website)

Traumatic events, such as military combat, assault, an accident or a natural disaster, can have long-lasting negative effects. Sometimes our biological responses and instincts, which can be life-savin ...