Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a phobic anxiety disorder. Its primary symptoms include obsessive thoughts and actions the person has no choice but to compulsively obey. Obsessive-compulsive disorder means that the symptoms constantly repeat themselves, causing significant anxiety or suffering.
Alternate depression and hyperactivity
Pekka’s wife Marja had been depressed and weak for several months. Pekka tried to make Marja seek medical advice, but she did not want to see a doctor. Eventually she agreed to seek help. However, these turned out to be just intentions, as Marja soon started to feel significantly better.
End of a relationship
Many things can lead to a divorce or break-up, and likewise, people react to it in many different ways. The nature of the relationship and things leading to the break-up affect how you accept the new situation.
Children and crisis
Children may not express grief and shock the same way as adults, therefore making it difficult for parents or other people close to the child to understand how the child experiences the crisis.
Someone close to me has been diagnosed with a mental disorder
Friends and family members may find it very difficult when someone close to them is suffering from a mental disorder. It may feel hard to accept the fact that finding the right treatment may take time and considerable activeness both from the patient and their families and friends.
The Effective Child & Family Intervention
The Effective Child & Family (ECF) family intervention or program, also called Beardslee Family Intervention, Preventive Family Intervention or Let’s Talk Family intervention, is a strength-based, family-focused Intervention originally targeting families in which one or both parents have depr
Developmental and life situation crises
Life is filled with natural changes, moving from one phase to another. One often reacts to these changes with so-called developmental crises, which consist of letting go of the past and adapting to the new life situation.
Youth Mental Health in Malta
- Mental disorder is the major public health challenge in adolescents and young adults.
- 1 in 5 teens and young adults live with a mental health condition.
Let’s talk about Children (LT)
The aim of the Let's talk -intervention is to build a shared understanding between parents, the child and other important persons in the child's life and to find ways of working together to promote wellbeing and prevent problems.
Phobias or excessive fears
Phobias or excessive fears are disproportionate and unrealistic fears of certain issues, objects or situations. Typical objects of fear include heights, closed or open spaces, spiders, injections, flying or darkness.