What is melancholic depression? Good question. With so many types of depression, it is easy to get confused about which symptoms match a particular diagnosis. Here, we will discuss the definition and symptoms of melancholic depression.
Approximately 20 percent of teens suffer from depression. While both genders are affected, statistics show that girls are twice as likely to become depressed as boys. In this article we will look at the signs of depression in teenage girls and some of the reasons behind it.
The list of OCD obsessions and compulsions is quite extensive. This article offers the most common obsessions and compulsions as well as some insight into how they work together.
Treatment options are limited for avoidant personality disorder. Only a few are available and the successes these treatments bring are equally limited. Here, we will discuss avoidant personality disorder therapy, as well as the prognosis for success.
Hoarding is a serious disorder that literally can consume a person’s life. Feelings of shame and alienation can cause the hoarder to isolate themselves and continue on a downward spiral. Hoarding help is available and in this article we will explore the options.
A police officer’s duty to protect and serve can put them in situations that can cause severe psychological damage. Having to deal with traumatic events day in and day out can lead to the development of PTSD. This article explores the symptoms and the affects of PTSD on police officers.
Researchers have made some exciting discoveries about the role of glutamate in OCD. With the help of imaging, scientists have learned that glutamate levels are higher in persons with OCD. This article explores these findings and what they mean.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is thought to have a direct connection to OCD. Scientists have discovered that dopamine levels are higher in those with the disorder. These findings are discussed in this article.
Depression is not a respecter of age. It is not limited to adults; children can suffer from depression too. Read on to find out what the symptoms of childhood depression are.
Cognitive therapy has been extremely successful in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. Read on to see how this technique is used and what the expectations are.
Gestalt therapy can play a pivotal role in the treatment of OCD. Learn how this therapy technique can teach patients with OCD to finally overcome their compulsions.
What are the best ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder? Read on to find out what they are and how they can benefit you.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a potentially dangerous disorder that affects 2.2 million American adults each year. Read on to learn about this debilitating condition and its symptoms.
Scientists have not yet discovered what exactly causes panic attacks, but there are some known factors which are discussed in this article.
Compulsive skin picking may be caused by environmental and/or organic factors. While causes may be a bit puzzling to the professional medical community, skin picking has been most closely related to obsessive compulsive disorder.
A comprehensive list of the different types of depression.
Dermatillomania, or skin picking, is a disorder that is often misunderstood. Symptoms of dermatillomania are relatively obvious as they are visible to the outside world.