Disorders & Conditions Articles

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  • Language Disorder
    Language disorder is a neurodevelopment condition with onset during childhood development. More specifically, classified as a communication disorder, the core diagnostic features of language disorder are difficulties in the acquisition and use of language due ...
  • 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, occurring in up to 35 percent of those diagnosed with schizophrenia. ...
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
    Somatic symptom disorder has replaced the what was formerly known as "Somatization Disorder" in DSM-IV. Somatic Symptom disorder involves being distressed or having one's life disrupted by concerns involving physical symptoms for which a physical cause ...
  • 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 loss of awareness of one's immediate surroundings or of one's identity. The functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception of one's environment is disrupted. In a dissociative trance, ...
  • 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 two psychological and one physiological symptom (at least three symptoms total) after stopping heavy and prolonged marijuana use (e.g., daily or almost daily use for the past several months). Some ...
  • 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 areas are the face, arms, and hands, but ...
  • Revised Alcohol and Other Substance 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 ...

 

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