Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder characterized by constant bothering thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions are excessive and time consuming (occur more than an hour a day) and they cause significant distress in a person’s life and affect his/her functioning.
  • OCD can occur in children, adolescents or adults.
  • Symptoms usually begin gradually, and worsen with time.


What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by poor sleep or a difficulty in sleeping.
It can involve:
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep (waking up several times during the night)
  • Sleep being interrupted
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Waking up without feeling restful or refreshed
It is a very common condition, many adults suffer from it.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

What is ECT?

  • ECT is a procedure that involves brain stimulation whereby an electric current is generated in the brain and purposefully triggers a brief seizure.
  • ECT stimulates certain regions in the brain associated with your psychiatric or neurologic symptoms and causes a reverse in the symptoms.
  • The electrical current is given in a controlled setting under anesthesia and complete muscle relaxation to maximize safety and benefit from the procedure.

Eating disorder

What is an eating disorder?

  • Eating disorders are disturbances in eating habits which result in a significant impairment in physical health or psychosocial functioning.
  • Individuals suffering from eating disorders consider their self-worth largely dependent on their body shape and weight, which they over-evaluate.
  • Eating disorders can develop at all ages; however, they often develop during the teen and young adult years.

There are three main types of eating disorders:


What is depression?

  • Depression is a mood disorder.
  • We all experience sadness from time to time, especially when we are passing through difficult circumstances. Depression however, is more intense and long-lasting than ordinary sadness.
  • Depression often interferes with a person’s daily activities.
  • Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses. It can affect anyone.
  • Women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from depression.

Alcohol/Substance abuse

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

What is deep brain stimulation (DBS)?

  • A new brain stimulation procedure approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for chronic and treatment resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • A pulse generator, similar to a heart pacemaker and implanted under the chest, sends electrical pulses into the brain.
  • Electrodes implanted in your brain activate regions thought to be associated with your OCD.

Conduct disorder

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Bipolar disorder

What is bipolar disorder?

  • Bipolar disorder is a chronic and disruptive disorder. It is characterized by abnormal changes in mood that range between depression and mania (feeling high). 
  • These mood changes are different and much more severe than what individuals may normally experience during their everyday life.
  • In the phase of depression, you mostly feel a loss of interest in activities and people, as well as feelings of sadness and fatigue.
  • In the mania phase, you experience feelings of euphoria, which is intense happiness.