Factsheet: Diagnoses, Feelings & Behaviours

This factsheet is available in a downloadable PDF here. 

Table of Contents

Schizophrenia
Anxiety
Depression
Postnatal Depression
Phobias
Self Harm
Eating Disorders
Personality Disorders
Bereavement
Bi-Polar Disorder

NHS Health Scotland produces a range of leaflets providing information and resources on a range of different mental health issues. To access the leaflets click on the relevant link below.

We have included links to translated leaflets on a range of mental health issues, in a range of languages – these and other translated mental health information can be accessed through the website Health in my Language

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Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland describing what stress is, the possible sources of stress, what it feels like, what can be done, getting help, and advice if you are a family member or friend of someone experiencing stress. A list of useful contacts and further reading material is provided.

Schizophrenia

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland providing basic information both for people who have been advised by their doctors that what they are experiencing is schizophrenia, and for their family and friends. It looks at what schizophrenia is like for those affected, at possible causes and at what sort of help is available.

Anxiety

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland written for people who are experiencing anxiety, and for their friends and family. It provides basic information about anxiety: what it feels like, the possible causes and the various sources of help available.

Depression

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland about depression. It is for people sho have recently experienced depression, for their families and friends, and for people who want to know more about the subject.

Postnatal Depression

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland written for mothers who are experiencing post-natal depression, and for their families and friends. It provides basic information about post-natal depression: what it feels like, the possible causes and the various sources of help available.

Phobias

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland written for people who suffer from a phobia and for their family and friends. It provides information about phobias – of which there are a number of different types – and describes what it can be like to have a phobia.

Self-Harm

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland for people who self harm. It may also be help family, friends and professionals to understand some of the reasons why people harm themselves. It provides information about self-harm and suggests sources of further help.

Eating Disorders

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland written for people who use food to cope with distressing feelings. It provides information for those who themselves are experiencing an eating disorder or for whom eating causes distress, as well as for their families and friends. It looks at the different ways people are affected, the possible causes and the various sources of help available.

Personality Disorders

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland about personality disorders.

Bereavement

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland about bereavement. This is for people who have recently been bereaved, for their families and friends, and for people who want to know more about the subject.

Bi-Polar Disorder

Click on the link below to view a booklet produced by NHS Health Scotland about Bi-Polar Disorder.

External websites related to Diagnoses, Feelings & Behaviours

These web sites may be useful. Please note that we are not responsible for external sites; if you find any broken links or inappropriate content please report it to the site administrators using the feedback page.

  • Action on Depression

    Action on Depression (formerly Depression Alliance Scotland) is the only national mental health charity in Scotland working for people affected by depression.

     

    We provide information and support for anyone with depression and their friends and family and campaign to raise awareness and understanding of depression in Scotland and to improve services for people with depression.

  • Bipolar UK
    Bipolar UK is a national charity, dedicated to supporting individuals affected by bipolar, including families and carers
  • Anxiety UK
    Anxiety UK Helpline for those suffering from anxiety disorders. Phone: 08444 775 774 Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • No Panic

    No Panic aims to offer relief and rehabilitation to people suffering from anxiety disorders, for example Panic, Phobias and Obsessive/Complusive Disorders.

  • National Self Harm Network
    National Self Harm Network A survivor-led organisation campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self-harm. http://www.nshn.co.uk
  • Support in mind Scotland
    Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.
  • NHS Lothian Site
    NHS Lothian Website

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