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AUTONOMIC DISORDER

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls several basic functions, including: heart rate body temperature breathing rate digestion sensation You don’t have to think consciously about...
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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

   DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER (DID)   INTRODUCTION Dissociative identity disorder, formerly referred to as multiple personality disorder, is characterized by a person's identity fragmenting into two or more...

WHAT IS A BIPOLAR DISORDER ?

BIPOLAR DISORDER     Overview about Bipolar disorder   Bipolar disorder, also known as maniac depression, brings extreme mood swings which include high and low moods and changes in...

IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDER

Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are common psychiatric conditions in which affected individuals typically report significant impairment in social and occupational functioning, and may incur...

ILLNESS ANXIETY DISORDER

Illness anxiety disorder (previously called hypochondriasis, a term that has been abandoned because of its pejorative connotation) most commonly begins during early adulthood and...

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual with prenatal...

PICA DISORDER

Pica is an eating disorder that involves eating items that are not typically thought of as food and that do not contain significant nutritional...

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obsessive compulsive personality disorder

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a mental condition in which a person is preoccupied with: Rules Orderliness Control Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder that’s characterized...

ACUTE STRESS DISORDER

A person who has experienced or witnessed a life-threatening, terrifying or otherwise deeply traumatic event may, in some cases, develop acute stress disorder (ASD),...

COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER

Colony collapse disorder (CCD), disorder affecting honeybee colonies that are characterized by sudden colony death, with a lack of healthy adult bees inside the...

SPLIT PERSONALITY DISORDER

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) was formerly called multiple personality disorder. It is a mental illnesses that involves disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity...

AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a...

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Somatic symptom disorder (SSD)

Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) occurs when a person feels extreme anxiety about physical symptoms such as pain or fatigue....

RUMINATION DISORDER

Overview Rumination syndrome is a condition in which people repeatedly and unintentionally spit up (regurgitate) undigested or partially digested food...

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur...

Periodic limb movement disorder

OVERVIEW Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a condition that was formerly called sleep myoclonus or nocturnal myoclonus. It is...

NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER

OVERVIEW Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental condition  which people have an inflated sense of their own importance. It often...

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Somatic symptom disorder (SSD)

Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) occurs when a person feels extreme anxiety about physical symptoms such as pain or fatigue. The person has intense thoughts,...

ACUTE STRESS DISORDER

A person who has experienced or witnessed a life-threatening, terrifying or otherwise deeply traumatic event may, in some cases, develop acute stress disorder (ASD),...

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual with prenatal...

general anxiety disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders and affects approximately 3.1% of the American adult population. With 6.8 million reported...

Periodic limb movement disorder

OVERVIEW Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a condition that was formerly called sleep myoclonus or nocturnal myoclonus. It is described as repetitive limb movements...

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Somatic symptom disorder (SSD)

Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) occurs when a person feels extreme anxiety about physical symptoms such as pain or fatigue. The person has intense thoughts,...

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual with prenatal...

PSYCHOTIC DISORDER

Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms...

ACUTE STRESS DISORDER

A person who has experienced or witnessed a life-threatening, terrifying or otherwise deeply traumatic event may, in some cases, develop acute stress disorder (ASD),...

ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Before understanding the causes, symptoms and other roots associated with the disorder, understanding the term anxiety is the first step. It refers to...

SPLIT PERSONALITY DISORDER

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) was formerly called multiple personality disorder. It is a mental illnesses that involves disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity...

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