Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Category: Psychology

Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is compulsive overeating. People who binge use food as a way to cope with unwanted emotions or stress. Available treatments for binge eating include individual counselling, nutrition counselling, group/family therapy, and sometimes medication. SYMPTOMS OF BINGE EATING DISORDER Most people overeat from time to time, and many

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, commonly called bulimia, is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia may secretly binge — eating large amounts of food with a loss of control over the eating — and then purge, trying to get rid of the extra calories in an unhealthy way. To get

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What Is Mansplaining?

What Is Mansplaining?

Mansplaining (a blend of the word man and the informal form splaining of the verb explaining) means “(of a man) to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner.” Author Rebecca Solnit ascribes the phenomenon to a combination of “overconfidence and cluelessness.” Lily Rothman of The Atlantic defines it as “explaining without regard

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Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

Depersonalization/derealization disorder is a type of dissociative disorder that consists of persistent or recurrent feelings of being detached (dissociated) from one’s body or mental processes, usually with a feeling of being an outside observer of one’s life (depersonalization), or of being detached from one’s surroundings (derealization). The disorder is often

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Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative amnesia is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, consciousness, awareness, identity, and/or perception. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s general functioning, including

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse). Is Dissociative Identity Disorder? Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which

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The Cultural Distinctions In Whether, When And How People Engage In Suicidal Behaviour

The Cultural Distinctions In Whether, When And How People Engage In Suicidal Behaviour

By 2050, racial and ethnic minorities will make up more than half the U.S. population. That shift underscores the importance of understanding the unique suicide risk and protective factors of different groups, says University of Houston clinical psychology graduate student Mary O. Odafe, who along with colleagues have summarised the

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The Science Behind Psychopaths And Extreme Altruists

The Science Behind Psychopaths And Extreme Altruists

According to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, the psychopathic personality (also known as psychopathy) is not equivalent to: Violence Serial killing (psychopathic killer) Psychosis (the presence of delusions and hallucinations) Mental illness (psychopathology) in general Antisocial personality disorder But rather, a psychopath has certain emotional features, interpersonal features and behaviours that

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Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder where a child cannot speak in almost all social situations despite being able to. Most children with selective mutism are believed to have an inherited predisposition to anxiety, and there can be a variety of additional contributing causes. What causes selective mutism? Doctors

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