CPTSD

Complex PTSD: A Starting Guide

Experiencing a trauma – like a car accident, a robbery or being sexually violated – can have a devastating impact on your health and wellbeing. Those who are seriously affected by a single traumatic incident may end up with a diagnosis of simple PTSD. But what happens if you’ve experienced multiple and repeated traumas instead […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Clinical Anger Issues

Intermittent explosive disorder is a psychological disorder which is characterized by repeated and sudden episodes of aggressive and violent behavior or verbal outbursts which are grossly disproportionate to the inciting situation.   Intermittent Explosive Disorder: What Does It Mean? A key component of intermittent explosive disorder is that the explosive behavior and outbursts are associated […]

Continue reading
1 4 5 6 7 8 11
>