Friday, 25 May, 2018

Category: Psychology

Delusional Disorder

Delusional Disorder

Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness called a “psychosis” in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. The main feature of this disorder is the presence of delusions, unshakable beliefs in something untrue or not based on reality. People with

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Loneliness Cannot Be Cured

Loneliness Cannot Be Cured

Loneliness – the sense of isolation, accompanied by the feeling of alienation – has always been a feature of the human condition. References to the unhappy state of loneliness are scattered throughout the Bible. As the 17th-century poet John Milton reminded us: “Loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye named

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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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Bipolar Disorder II

Bipolar Disorder II

Bipolar II disorder is a form of mental illness. Bipolar II is similar to bipolar I disorder, with moods cycling between high and low over time. However, in bipolar II disorder, the “up” moods never reach full-blown mania. The less-intense elevated moods in bipolar II disorder are called hypomanic episodes, or hypomania. A person

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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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