Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Category: Psychology

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects about one percent of the population. When schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and lack of motivation. However, when these symptoms are treated, most people with schizophrenia will greatly improve over time. While there is

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Cyclothymic Disorder

The Cyclothymic Disorder

Cyclothymia or cyclothymic disorder is a relatively mild mood disorder. In cyclothymic disorder, moods swing between short periods of mild depression and hypomania, an elevated mood. The low and high mood swings never reach the severity or duration of major depressive or full mania episodes. People with the cyclothymic disorder have milder symptoms that occur in full-blown bipolar disorder. Who

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Persistent Depressive Disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Persistent Depressive Disorder or Dysthymia represents a consolidation of the DSM-IV-defined chronic major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder (commonly referred to as “Dysthymia”). People with dysthymia describe their mood as sad or “down in the dumps,” but dysthymia is more than simply

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Life-Saving Relationships

Life-Saving Relationships

Psychologists’ research has long established that relationships have the power to influence physical and mental health, for better or worse. Now, new research is expanding our understanding of the ways that relationships influence such conditions as cancer, heart disease, depression and addiction. That evidence is leading psychologists to say that

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Major Depression

Major Depressive Disorder

A constant sense of hopelessness and despair is a sign you may have major depressive disorder, also known as clinical depression. With major depression, it may be difficult to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy friends and activities. Some people have clinical depression only once in their life, while others have it several times

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Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding Disorder

People with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces. Hoarding is not the same as collecting. Collectors look for specific items,

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Suicide

Suicide

Every year close to 800 000 people take their own life, and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide occurred throughout the lifespan and was the second

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Phobias

Phobias

Phobias. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that describes an excessive and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation. Phobias involve intense fear surrounding an object or situation that poses little or no real danger. They are different from common fears in that the associated anxiety

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Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder. Panic Disorder is a serious condition with one out of every 75 people experiencing it. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful. There is

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the broadband of disorders that include body dysmorphic disorder (believes that a part of their body is abnormal), hoarding disorder, trichotillomania (hair-pulling), excoriation disorder (skin-picking), and other unspecified OCD related disorders. Together with anxiety disorders, it formed the single largest segment of disorders

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