Disorders & Conditions

Hoarding Disorder Symptoms

The main feature of hoarding disorder is a person’s irrational, persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions — regardless of their actual value. This is a long-standing difficulty,...
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Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Table of Contents Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Self-Help Introduction Borderline Personality Disorder is experienced in individuals in many different ways. Often, people with this disorder will find it more...
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Mixed Episode Symptoms

A mixed episode (DSM-IV) is not a disorder itself, but rather is a description of a component of a specific type of bipolar disorder. A mixed episode is defined...
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Anxiety & Panic

Panic Disorder Treatment

Panic attacks and panic disorder can be very disabling conditions for the people who suffer from them. Sometimes they can lead to avoidance of any activity or environment that...
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Treatment

Table of Contents Medical Treatment Hospitalization Psychosocial Treatment Basic Principles Individual Psychotherapy Group Therapy Medical Treatment Hospitalization The hospitalization of patients with severe Narcissistic Personality may occur with some...
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Nightmare Disorder Symptoms

Repeated awakenings from the major sleep period or naps with detailed recall of extended and extremely frightening dreams, usually involving threats to survival, security, or self-esteem. The awakenings generally occur...
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Pain Disorder Symptoms

Pain in one or more anatomical sites is the predominant focus of the clinical presentation and is of sufficient severity to warrant clinical attention. The pain causes clinically significant...
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment

Table of Contents Psychotherapy Medications Self-Help Psychotherapy The central focus of therapy with oppositional defiant disorder is usually behavioral, implemented through parent training. The parent training can often be...
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Pyromania Symptoms

Deliberate and purposeful fire setting on more than one occasion. Tension or affective arousal before the act. Fascination with, interest in, curiosity about, or attraction to fire and its...
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