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Anxiety disorders: types, causes, and symptoms

An anxiety disorder can interfere with your day-to-day life. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments.

Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious at different times in their life but when it interferes with your day-to-day activities it can become a problem. Learn more.

Social anxiety

Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a persistent and extreme fear of being watched or judged by other people. Learn about causes of social anxiety and who to turn to for treatment.

Panic attacks

Learn about the symptoms, causes and what you can do to manage panic attacks.

A girl’s guide to sex myths

Learn important facts about contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and having sex.

Losing your virginity

Thinking about losing your virginity? Learn about being ready for sex and some myths and facts around losing your virginity.

When life sucks and you feel like shit

Life can be rough sometimes, and most people, at one time or another, feel really awful. Learn about why this happens and and what you can do about it.

Depression: causes, types and symptoms

Depression is more severe and longer-lasting than normal sadness. Learn about the causes and symptoms of depression.

What to do if you are being bullied

There are many things you can do to stop bullying. Learn the facts on how you can try and work it out yourself or ask someone else to help.

Impact of drug use on your life

It is not unusual for a person to feel confused about whether to take drugs. Here a few ways of how drug use can change your life.

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