Psychosis is a symptom of many mental illnesses and medical conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, dementia, delirium, syphilis and drug abuse. Symptoms such as hallucinations, and delusions are explained.
Other Mood Disorders
There are a variety of mood disorders a person can be affected with over the course of their lifetime from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), to forms of depression such as atypical depression, catatonic and others. Learn more about the many mood disorders, causes, symptoms and treatments.
Anhedonia refers to a difficulty or total inability to experience joy or pleasure. Individuals with anhedonia no longer enjoy hobbies or activities that were once fun for them. Anhedonia can occur independently or as a component of a psychological disorder such as depression or schizophrenia.
People suffering from narcissistic personality disorder have an over-inflated sense of their own importance. They often have no empathy for others and constantly seek to be admired.
Your doctor says you have dysthymia and you want to know what it is. Also known as dysthymic disorder or low-level depression, it has many symptoms including feelings of hopelessness, changes in appetite and an inability to make decisions.
We will look at the development of alter egos in someone who is suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. How these personality states are created and the roles they may serve in the person’s life is explained with a detailed description of how ego states develop.
Schizoid personality disorder interferes with the ability to form meaningful relationships, engage in social activities and experience pleasure by stripping the sufferer of the desire or necessary personality skills to make the basic connections to other members of society.
Hypomania is a an abnormal mood state characterised by persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood. Although mood states fluctuate, hypomania is considered beyond the range that is considered normal.
Sometimes referred to as “split personality,” multiple personality disorder is a condition in which a person’s consciousness has dissociated into two or more separate personalities. The causes of multiple personality disorder are thought to be physical, sexual or emotional abuse in childhood.
Hypomania is a state characterized by a persistent and pervasive elated or irritable mood. What are the symptoms of hypomania, and how do they differ from the symptoms of mania? Read on to find out more.
If your case of the “winter blues” begins in the fall and ends in the spring, you may have seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. A type of seasonal depression that affects women more than men, SAD is more common in people who live a long way from the equator.
Recurrent brief depression is beginning to gain recognition as a valid mental disorder. It is characterized by periods of sadness, lasting less than two weeks but longer than two days. Because it’s less well-known, it may often be confused with other forms of mental illness.
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.
Seasonal affective disorder, also referred to as SAD, is a form of depression, afflicting individuals during certain a period of the year. There are several theories as to why SAD occurs; however, there is no one definitive cause.
Depressive disorder not otherwise specified is a category of depression. The focus of this article is to examine the pros and cons of this grouping and to look at the types of depression and disorders that might be considered ‘not otherwise specified.’
Mood disorders are amongst the most common health problems facing children as they grow up. This article explores the types of mood disorders in children, their effects and the available treatment options.
Mood disorders are mental illnesses characterized by marked disturbances in mood that result in inappropriate, exaggerated, or limited range of feelings. Mood disorders are classified as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder and dysthymic disorder. Read on to learn more.
The aggressive, antisocial and destructive behavior that is seen in children and adolescents with conduct disorder can be very disruptive to a family’s life. Read on to find out more about conduct disorder symptoms in children and teens.
Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder can drastically interfere with daily functioning. Fortunately, modern medicine has an arsenal of potential weapons in the form of mood disorders medications.
Anxiety disorders and depression cover a wide spectrum of mental illness, but they are distinct disorders. However, it may surprise you how often they occur together.
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is disease characterized by seasonal fluctuations in mood and behavior that closely resemble depression. Find out more about the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.