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Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia: Disruptive Oversleeping

There are days when we get so caught up with daily life activities that we may lose out on sleep for a few nights only to feel groggy and fatigued the rest of the day. This differs from hypersomnia, a sleep disorder in which an individual constantly feels sleepy during the daytime even with a […]

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Folie à Deux

What is Folie à Deux?

Folie à Deux (pronounced fo-lee uh doo) is a rare mental health disorder that can be difficult to understand but can be treated successfully when professional help is sought.  This article will discuss what it is, the treatment and provide resources for persons dealing with a loved one with this disorder. Folie à Deux: What […]

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Mental Retardation

Intellectual Disability (formerly “Mental Retardation”)

Intellectual disability can manifest itself in distinct ways and at different levels. Most people who receive this diagnosis can live full and rewarding lives when they have the support of family, friends, and professionals. Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation): What Does It Mean? Intellectual disability is a permanent neurological condition which develops before the age of […]

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Expressive Language Disorder

Expressive Language Disorder

Expressive language disorder is a childhood onset disorder, marked by a difficulty in expressing and communicating ideas clearly. Children with expressive language disorder might have a limited vocabulary, express themselves simplistically, and have difficulty making conversation. Expressive Language Disorder From the moment of birth, we’re all sponges for language, soaking up every word we hear […]

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Selective Mutism

Sick or Stubborn? Selective Mutism

Childhood anxiety affects a great number of children for various reasons, but Selective Mutism only affects about 1/8 of children and approximately 2% of adults.  More research is being done on this disorder and support is growing in the way of support groups and more mental health professionals treating it. Selective Mutism: What does it […]

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PGAD

Always Aroused: Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

Imagine constantly feeling as if your body is on the brink of orgasm, despite an absence of any sexual desire. This is the struggle faced by those who have PGAD: a debilitating and distressing disorder that predominantly affects women. Read on for an overview of what you need to know about PGAD, from its symptoms […]

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Kleptomania

Kleptomania 

Do you have intense urges to steal items you don’t need? Do you feel a great sense of relief after stealing? Have you lost friendships, jobs or other important aspects of your life because of stealing? Whether you been keeping this secret for a long time or have been caught multiple times for stealing, living […]

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Acute Stress Disorder

Acute Stress Disorder: Is This a Nervous Breakdown?

Acute stress disorder is relatively uncommon disorder afflicting people who have been exposed to a traumatic event, such as being a combat zone or surviving a serious car wreck. Read more to find out about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.   Acute Stress Disorder: What Does it Mean? Acute stress disorder is the diagnosis of […]

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Somatic Symptom Disorder

My Mystery Pain: Somatic Symptom Disorder

Have you ever had a physical ailment, such as pain or fatigue, that seemed to really upset you? Perhaps you struggled to think about anything else, aside from that symptom? Perhaps this emotional reaction even impaired your daily functioning at work or at home?  While physical symptoms can be distressing, when the reaction towards them […]

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Conduct Disorder

When Your Child Has Conduct Disorder

Does your child act out in ways that are disruptive at home and school? Maybe they sometimes become aggressive or violent with others? Perhaps they frequently break rules or even violate the law? It may be that your child or teen has conduct disorder. This is a mental health condition that requires psychological treatment to […]

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