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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.   Table of Contents Acute Stress Disorder: What Does it Mean?Stats: How Many Suffer from […]

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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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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.   Table of Contents Intermittent Explosive Disorder: What Does It Mean?Stats: How Many Suffer from this Disorder?What Causes Intermittent Explosive DisorderSigns and Symptoms of […]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a disruptive behavior disorder that is primarily diagnosed in childhood. Youths with ODD have a frequent and persistent pattern of defiance, hostility, vindictiveness, or obstinacy toward parents, teachers, peers, and other authority figures.   Table of Contents Oppositional Defiant Disorder: What Does It Mean?Defiant DefinitionObstinate DefinitionVindictive DefinitionStats: How Many Suffer […]

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Hypochondriac

Am I a Hypochondriac? Living with Illness Anxiety Disorder

If you have ever openly questioned your health status or worried aloud about a medical condition, it is possible that a family member or friend will have asked whether you have hypochondriasis. If you have recurring concerns about your health, you may also start to question whether you are a hypochondriac.   While hypochondria is […]

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Dependent Personality Disorder

What Is Dependent Personality Disorder?

Living with dependent personality disorder can be a challenge and it’s understandable that many people find it difficult to manage. However, there are plenty of options for help, ways to cope and to live a happy, healthy life. Table of Contents Dependent Personality Disorder: What Does It Mean?Stats: How Many Suffer from this Disorder?What Causes […]

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Misophonia

Misophonia

It is natural for people to sometimes be annoyed with sounds throughout their day. Nails on a chalkboard, loud chewing, incessant pen clicking, etc. However, those with misophonia suffer extreme physical and emotional reactions to sounds. Feelings of anger and anxiety can arise from hearing innocent, everyday sounds others might not even notice.  Misophonia is […]

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Hypervigilance

Hypervigilance: A Guide to Understanding

There are many different times in our life when we are in a state of “high alert.” Think about some of those times. Perhaps it was the first night in a new home or maybe you recently experienced trauma from a car accident or another unsettling event. During that time, something as simple as a […]

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Muscle Dysmorphia

Muscle Dysmorphia: A Brief Guide

Most would assume that more women suffer with body image issues than men. With society and the media putting serious pressure on the female body, and many women undergoing cosmetic surgery, men are often forgotten about. The truth is that many men also suffer with their own body image issues. For example, most men are […]

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