Cataplexy

Cataplexy: Narcoleptic Paralysis

Cataplexy is a rare disorder in which a person loses muscle control when experiencing strong emotions (also one of the symptoms of narcolepsy). Those who suffer from cataplexy can feel isolated as they tend to withdraw from emotionally charged situations in order to manage their symptoms. While cataplexy can have a large impact on a […]

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Relationship Counseling

5 Tips for Starting Relationship Counseling

While relationships can be fulfilling, inspiring and rewarding, they also bring with them a fair share of challenges. Does your relationship currently involve more stress and fighting than love and good times? All couples face conflict – this is expected, natural and healthy. What matters, however, is how that conflict is managed. Read on to […]

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Rumination Disorder

What is Rumination Disorder?

Rumination Disorder: What Does It Mean? Rumination disorder, which is also referred to as rumination syndrome, is a chronic, rare disorder. This disorder can be found in infants, children, and adults, and can have life-threatening side effects. The primary indicator of Rumination disorder is the regurgitation of food after nearly every meal, if not after […]

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Dyspareunia

 Dyspareunia: Painful Intercourse

At some time in their life, most women experience pain when having sexual relations. This can be due to many different reasons. Usually, it goes away. However, if you always suffer pain when you have sex with your partner, you could have a treatable medical condition called Dyspareunia. Dyspareunia: What Does It Mean? Dyspareunia means […]

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Dissociative Amnesia

What is Dissociative Amnesia?

Dissociative Amnesia is one of the Dissociative Disorders and it is characterized by the inability of the person to recall important personal memories. The impairment is greater than just due to forgetfulness.  The condition is often brought on by a traumatic event which the person blocks out of their consciousness. Dissociative Amnesia: What Does It […]

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Bereavement

Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder

Persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD), formerly called complicated grief, is a condition defined by an extreme, disabling yearning for a deceased loved one for a prolonged period of time. Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder: What Does It Mean? Bereavement is a time of mourning after a loss—typically the death of a loved one. It usually involves […]

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Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a complex mental condition which can produce eccentric behavior and affect the daily life of sufferers in multiple ways. However, with treatment, many people can have productive and satisfactory lives. Schizotypal Personality Disorder: What Does It Mean? Schizotypal Definition Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness manifested over a long […]

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Brief Psychotic Disorder

Brief Psychotic Disorder

Brief Psychotic Disorder: What Does It Mean? Different from other psychotic disorders, Brief Psychotic Disorder is characterized by its limited duration, and periods of confusion, delusions, and hallucinations – this disorder is most often seen when patients are in their 20s and 30s, but can occur at any age. This uncommon psychiatric condition is categorized […]

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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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