Disorders & Conditions Articles

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  • Catatonia
    Catatonia is not a disorder in and of itself, but a possible symptom of several known disorders, especially those classified on the psychotic spectrum (occurs up to 35% in those with schizophrenia). Catatonia can also ...
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
    Somatic Symptom disorder  has replaced the old "Somatization Disorder" in DSM-IV.  Somatic Symptom disorder involves being distressed or having one's life disrupted by concerns over a physical symptom.  A person with this disorder may worry excessively ...
  • Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder
    For at least 6 months, a person experiences persistent or recurrent difficulties towards vaginal penetration manifested as at least one of the following: Intense fear/anxiety in anticipation of, during, or as a result of vaginal intercourse...
  • Other Specified/Unspecified Dissociative Disorder
    Other Specified Dissociative Disorder This disorder is characterized by a complete loss (or near loss) of awareness of one's immediate surroundings or of one's identity. In a dissociative trance, a person may experience a loss of ...
  • Caffeine Withdrawal
    Caffeine withdrawal syndrome may develop after the abrupt cessation of (or substantial reduction in) prolonged daily caffeine ingestion. Headache is the hallmark symptom of caffeine withdrawal. However, other symptoms of caffeine withdrawal can occur, such as ...
  • Cannabis (Marijuana) Withdrawal
    Cannabis withdrawal involves experiencing at least 2 psychological and 1 physical symptom (i.e., at least 3 symptoms total) after stopping cannabis use that has been heavy and prolonged (e.g., daily or almost daily use for ...
  • Central Sleep Apnea and Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
    Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea is the most common breathing-related sleep disorder. It is marked by nocturnal breathing disturbances described as "breathing pauses" or gasping/snorting for air during the night, often resulting in daytime sleepiness. More specifically, ...
  • Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder
    The essential feature of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder is recurrent picking at one’s own skin. The most commonly picked sites are the face, arms, and hands, but ...
  • Revised Alcohol and Other Substanc Use Disorders
    A substance use disorder describes a problematic pattern of using alcohol or another substance that results in impairment in daily life or noticeable distress. A person with this disorder will often continue to use the ...
  • Symptoms of Minor Neurocognitive Disorder
    Minor neurocognitive disorder was not included in previous editions of the DSM. The primary feature of all neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) is an acquired cognitive decline in one or more cognitive domains. The cognitive decline ...

 

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