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Brief Psychotic Disorder

Brief Psychotic Disorder

Table of Contents Brief Psychotic Disorder: What Does It Mean?What is a Psychotic Break?Stats: How Many Suffer from this Disorder?What Causes Brief Psychotic Disorder?Signs and Symptoms of Brief Psychotic DisorderTesting: What are the Diagnostic Criteria Per the DSM 5?Brief Psychotic Disorder and Other ConditionsBrief Psychotic Disorder vs. SchizophreniaRelated ConditionsBrief Psychotic Disorder in Adults/ChildrenExample Case of […]

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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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Depression

The DA Complete Guide to Depression

Depression (also called clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or major depressive disorder) is a common mood disorder that is both serious and treatable. It is characterized by a prolonged period of low mood that impacts how you think, feel, and act on a daily basis. This article provides a complete overview of depression, including […]

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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. Table of Contents Folie […]

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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 […]

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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. Table of Contents Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation): What Does It Mean?Adaptive Functioning vs IQRosa’s Law: PUBLIC LAW 111–256—OCT. 5, 2010Updating TerminologyStats: […]

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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. Table of Contents Expressive Language DisorderExpressive Language Disorder: What Does It Mean?Stats: How Many Suffer from this Disorder?What Causes […]

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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. Table of Contents Selective Mutism: […]

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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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