Animated Minds

Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks
Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or discomfort that arise suddenly and unexpectedly and in the absence of any apparent external danger or threat. They may seem thus to happen for no reason but they are actually fear of fear. The panic is a reaction to a physical sensation in the body, connected to being afraid, to which the person has become sensitized. Read more


Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger’s Syndrome is considered to be a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to others. People with Asperger’s Syndrome have usually difficulties in three main areas: social communication, social interaction and social imagination. Read more


Eating Disorders
Eating is often affected when people are under pressure. Some people may crave a particular food, loose their appetite or eat more than necessary. However when people carry on eating too little or too much over a considerable period of time, they may be in danger of developing an eating disorder. Read more


Manic Depression
Manic depression is the name given to a condition in which people experience mood swings either to very severe depression or to mania (a state of abnormal excitement and over-activity) or both. These mood swings are much more extreme than the ordinary mood changes where we feel rather low or down at times and energetic and optimistic at others. Read more


Obsessively Compulsive Disorder
OCD is a form of anxiety disorder, which can vary from very mild to severe, and can take many different and novel forms. It can affect children, teenagers and adults. Some people are bothered by upsetting thoughts that they can't get rid of no matter how hard they try; other people feel compelled to wash their hands, or to check things, even though logically they know there is no need. Read more


There is a considerable disagreement about the diagnosis of schizophrenia and different theories about its causes and possible treatments. The term schizophrenia is widely used by doctors in the mental health system to describe a form of psychosis. In their view people with schizophrenia cannot distinguish their own thoughts, ideas, perceptions and imaginings from reality. Read more


Recent research commissioned by the Department of Mental Health on more than 1000 young people aged 15 – 21 years-old reveals that at least 50% of them know somebody who self-harms. The term self-harm generally refers to a broad range of deliberate self-destructive acts. Read more


General Mental Health
General Mental Health Read more