The movie mogul and industrialist Howard Hughes was an extraordinarily gifted man, but one whose life was stricken by the symptoms of OCD.
Rapid cycling bipolar disorder is diagnosed when an individual with bipolar disorder experiences a minimum of four episodes of mania, depression, hypomania or a combination within a period of one year.
Women who are pregnant and diagnosed with bipolar disorder are at a dramatically higher risk for relapse, however, when the treatment plan includes specific medications and careful monitoring by a health professional, the risk of harm to the fetus is reduced.
Common phobias such as a fear of the dark are typically outgrown by adulthood. However, there are some people who go through their entire life with a phobia. Read on to find out more about some common phobias.
There are common signs of depresison to be aware of, however, not everyone experiences the exact same signs and symptoms and the frequency or duration of the symptoms vary among those who are depressed.
Major Depression is a serious mental illness with overwhelming feelings of sadness and loneliness. The symptoms of depression are so severe that they interfere with daily living and may lead to serious consequences, including suicide.
Theodore Millon’s view is that each DSM personality disorder has a blend of one or more personality variants. This article discusses Millon’s six subtypes of histrionic personality disorder.
As difficult as it may be for some to understand, an eating disorder is a form of mental illness. The two primary eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia, also referred to as bulimia nervosa. This article explains the differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Someone who has an excess of invaluable items and refuses to see the non value in them, may fit the definition of a person who has compulsive hoarding syndrome.
Mood disorders are characterized by changes or disturbances in a person’s mood. Postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and cyclothymia are examples of mood disorders, each of which has its own set of symptoms.
Although clinical depression is typically thought to be a ‘woman’s disease’ it affects both sexes. When men suffer with clinical depression their symptoms are frequently covered up by unhealthy behaviors, for example substance abuse. Read on to find out more about clinical depression in men.
Hematophobia, derived from the Greek word “haima” meaning blood and “phobos” meaning fear, is the persistent and abnormal fear of blood.
Those with an insight into social phobias realize that their overwhelming fears when they are around people are unreasonable and excessive; however, they usually have extreme difficulties in overcoming them.
Major depression with psychotic features occurs when someone is depressed and also experiences a loss of reality, hallucinations (seeing/hearing things that aren’t there) and delusions (false thoughts/ideas).
Collectors are “protective” of their items, whereas hoarders are embarrassed to allow anyone to see their “collections” and are often living in unsanitary/unsafe conditions. This article is a look at collecting versus hoarding.
Postpartum depression is a serious disorder that until recently was not discussed in public. It has been given widespread exposure thanks to a number of celebrities who have come forward to discuss their battles with postpartum depression.
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the two main categories of eating disorders. A third category is eating disorders not otherwise specified which includes eating disorders such as Pica. All of the eating disorders have some underlying psychological problems and cause serious physical harm.
Ninety percent of all teens and young adults between the ages of 15-24 who commit suicide were suffering with a mental illness at the time of their death. Knowing the warning signs of depression and suicidal thoughts may save a teenager’s life.