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Addiction

​Addiction refers to the problematic use of a substance. The harms of substance use can range from mild (e.g., feeling hungover, being late for work) to severe (e.g., homelessness, disease). Treatment options for addiction include self-help, counselling, medications and withdrawal management.

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Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia

​Dementia is abnormal brain degeneration that leads to changes in a person’s ability to think, speak, socialize and take part in daily activities.

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Anxiety Disorders

​Anxiety is cause for concern when symptoms are persistent and severe and cause distress to the person’s daily life.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

​Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects attention span and concentration and can also affect how impulsive and active the person is.

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Bipolar Disorder

​Bipolar disorder is a medical condition characterized by extreme mood swings that affect how people think, behave and function.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

​Borderline personality disorder is a long-lasting mental health problem that causes difficulty regulating or handling emotions or controlling impulses.

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Concurrent Disorders

​Concurrent disorders are co-occurring addiction and mental health problems. No one symptom or group of symptoms is common to all concurrent disorders.

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Depression

​Clinical depression is a complex mood disorder caused by various factors, including genetic predisposition, personality, stress and brain chemistry. Treatments include psychoeducation, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and brain stimulation therapies (electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and magnetic seizure therapy).

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Dual Diagnosis

​A dual diagnosis is given when a person has a developmental disability (significant limitations in cognitive functioning) and a mental health problem.

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Eating Disorders

​Eating disorders are conditions involving an obsession with food, weight and/or appearance that negatively affect people's health and daily living.

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