Disorders & Conditions Articles

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  • Treatments for Insomnia
    Overview Medication Medication is a popular choice for many individuals suffering from insomnia because they are fast-acting and widely available in primary care and specialty clinic settings. Those commonly prescribed for sleep include benzodiazepine and non-benzodiazepine ...
  • DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes for Bipolar Disorder
    Codes as per 2013 DSM-5. Bipolar I disorder Current or most recent episode:   manic hypomanic  depressed Mild 296.41...
  • DSM-5 Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
    Cessation or reduction in alcohol use, especially after a period of heavy and prolonged drinking, can lead to alcohol withdrawal. Medical attention should be sought for severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Treatment usually involves hospitalization ...
  • Depression Treatment
    Topics Covered in This Depression Treatment Article: Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Self-Help Psychotherapy, Medication or Both? References   Introduction This article outlines some general treatment ...
  • Additional Specifiers of Bipolar Disorder & Depression
    Bipolar Disorder with Mixed Features (see link). Bipolar Disorder or Depression with Anxious Distress. This specifier is applied when a person has noticeable symptoms of nervousness/anxiety during a mood episode. ...
  • Mixed Features Specifier of Bipolar Disorder & Depression
    "With mixed features" is a specifier that can be added to either major depressive disorder or bipolar I or II disorder, and it applies when a person experiences both symptoms of depressed mood and mania ...
  • Provisional Tic Disorder (DSM-5)
    This disorder, formerly known as Transient Tic Disorder, involves single or multiple motor and/or vocal tics that arise in the early developmental years. Considerably common in developing children (school-age, under 18 ...
  • Other Specified Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorder
    This diagnosis means a person shows significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning due to psychotic symptoms that do not meet the full criteria for a ...
  • Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern
    This refers to a sub specifier under Depressive Disorders. The specifier “with seasonal pattern” can be applied to the pattern of major depressive episodes within the diagnosis major depressive disorder, recurrent. The essential feature is the onset ...
  • Specific Learning Disorder
    This developmental disorder involves difficulties learning and using academic skills. "Specific Learning Disorder" has become the umbrella term for mathematics, reading, and written expression disorders in the updated DSM-5. The DSM-IV previously classified these as ...