These articles describe mental health disorders and provide information about the symptoms, etiology, and treatments techniques utilized.
Did you know that 2.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a brain disease characterized by shifts in a person's mood and ability to function. A treatment plan that combines medication and psychotherapy is optimal for managing the disorder over time.
Caffeine Withdrawal - A Mental Health Disorder
While some of us love our cup of joe in the morning, some of us need it to wake up and get our day going. But what happens when you skip your morning coffee or end up skipping it for several days?
Common Types of Dementia
Dementia is a loss of brain function that is degenerative. Common types of dementia include Lewy body dementia, abnormal protein structures in the brain; vascular dementia, caused by small strokes; and Alzheimer´s, caused abnormal brain activity.
Dependent Personality Disorder
Do you know someone who you believe is in an unloving and unsupportive romantic relationship? Have you wondered why that person doesn’t leave? It could be he or she has dependent personality disorder. Learn the characteristics that a person with this disorder may have and how therapy can help.
We have all felt sad or blue at different times in our lives and it usually passes after a few days; but for some people, these feelings are more severe and last longer. Depending on the severity and duration of symptoms, a person may be diagnosed with one of these depressive disorders.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly called multiple personality disorder, is a complex and rare mental health illness in which a person presents with two or more completely different identities. This article reviews the symptoms, etiology, and treatment techniques utilized.
Hoarding affects approximately 4% of the US population. While it has been categorized as a subtype of obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), research has uncovered many differences. Learn about the unique features associated with hoarders and the differences between hoarding and OCD.
It is estimated that 25% of the population suffers from some type of sleep disorder. Night terrors are episodes of intense fear during sleep. While there is no cure, there are some techniques and interventions that can greatly reduce the frequency and severity.
There is nothing subtle about a panic attack. It comes on suddenly, unexpectedly, and intensely in the face of no real danger, and it can last for several minutes. This article covers the symptoms one might experience and why a complete psychological evaluation is strongly recommended.
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
There is some debate about bipolar disorder in children under 12. Some professionals believe that it develops at a later age and is not very prevalent in children under 12.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
About one third of people who experience a traumatic event develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a chronic condition that interferes with their ability to function. This article outlines PTSD symptoms and encourages people with PTSD to seek healing through education and support.
Do you know a child who speaks freely at home but does not utter a word in school or social situations? The child is not refusing to speak; he or she most likely has selective mutism. Read more about this rare disorder and the treatment techniques that can help.
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Trichotillomania, also known as hair pulling disorder, is a diagnosis given to people who have an irresistible urge to pull out the hair from their scalp or other parts of the body. Often thought to be an anxiety or obsessive-compulsive type disorder, it is actually an impulse control disorder.
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