By: Elizabeth M Young
The substance disorders are those where ingesting substances that alter mood, thinking, functioning or behavior. Most induce some form of euphoria or escape from the problems and pressures of life. There are two classes of disorder: abuse and addiction. In abuse, the use of the...
Fatal love: The psychological disorder Hybristophilia
By: Love Arthistory
What is it? Hybristophiliacs are people who are sexually aroused and attracted to people who have committed cruel, gruesome crimes such as murder and rape. It occurs more often in women than in men. There are two categories of hybristophiliacs: 1) Passive Hybristophilia Every year...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disordershas its origins in the military system for classifying disorders, and evolved into a manual that has coordination with other systems and manuals. The DSM-5 already has one major change: No more roman numerals! This revision will eventually...
By: Paul Schingle
I guess my question is why is this even up for debate? Does anyone in the world question the cause-effect relationship between parental attentiveness and behavior? In some ways this is very obvious, but I think there are even more subtle things parents do (or...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Anxiety disorders are the most common of the psychiatric disorders. They involve about 40 million American adults during a given year. It makes sense that anxiety disorders would be on the rise during times of increased economic and natural disaster, wars, terrorism, crime, and other...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Most people, especially as we age, report various inabilities to either get to sleep on a socially acceptable schedule, or to stay asleep. Many times, sleep is not "restorative", meaning that we just do not get a good, deep quality of sleep. There are five...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Disruptions in the natural cycles of sleep and waking are considered to be sleep disorders. It is estimated that 15 percent of people have some form of sleep disorder or another. As we grow older the insomnias become more prevalent, but these disorders can occur...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Circadian sleep rhythms are our natural cycles of sleeping and waking periods during a 24 hour period. It is more common to hear of appeals for business to allow workers to have a brief nap during the work day. Many countries operate on a "siesta"...
The search for perfection and the confidence killer
By: Bridget Webber
If you're a perfectionist you'll know being so go's hand in hand with killing of confidence. If you attempt to be perfect in all your endeavours, you become nervous, edgy, and dependant on outcomes and results. If things don't go to plan, you can feel...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Bipolar I Disorder is most thought of in relation to the Major Depression and the episodes of Mixed and Manic behavior. As with most other disorders, diagnosis is ruled out when substance abuse, a general medical condition, medication or somatic treatments for depression, along with...

 

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