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Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms
Acute Stress Disorder is characterized by the development of severe anxiety, dissociative, and other symptoms that occurs within one month after exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor (e.g., witnessing a death or serious accident). As a response to the traumatic event, the individual develops dissociative symptoms. Individuals with Acute Stress Disorder have a decrease in emotional responsiveness, often finding it difficult or impossible to experience pleasure in previously enjoyable activities, and frequently feel guilty about pursuing usual life tasks.
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Addicted to Exercise
Even good things such as exercise can be taken to extremes. Do you know a person who works out even though they hurt more than during the normal burning sensation of a workout?
Do you know people who will work out even if they have pulled muscles or broken bones? If so, read this article before yours or their next exercise program.
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Alcohol & Substance Abuse Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to alcohol and substance abuse.
The symptoms must also have never met the criteria for Alcohol/Substance Dependence for this class of substance or alcohol.
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Alcohol & Substance Dependence Symptoms
Dependence upon alcohol or a specific substance (such as cocaine, nicotine, marijuana, etc.) is characterized by a maladaptive pattern of alcohol or substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.
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Anorexia (Anorexia Nervosa) Symptoms
People who intentionally starve themselves suffer from an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. The disorder, which usually begins in young people around the time of puberty, involves extreme weight loss that is less than what is considered minimally normal.
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Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Antisocial Personality Disorder, a disorder characterized by a long-standing pattern of a disregard for other people's rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms
The essential feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development exhibited by deficits in performance at school, home, and in social relationships. ADHD begins in childhood. The symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity need to manifest themselves in a manner and degree which is inconsistent with the child’s current developmental level. That is, the child’s behavior is significantly more inattentive or hyperactive than that of his or her peers of a similar age.
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Avoidant Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Avoidant Personality Disorder, a disorder characterized by a long-standing and complex pattern of feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to what other people think about them, and social inhibition.
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Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Borderline Personality Disorder, a disorder characterized by unstable interpersonal relationships.
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Bulimia (Bulimia Nervosa) Symptoms
People with bulimia nervosa consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of the excess calories by vomiting, abusing laxatives or diuretics, taking enemas, or exercising obsessively. Some use a combination of all these forms of purging. Because many individuals with bulimia “binge and purge” in secret and maintain normal or above normal body weight, they can often successfully hide their problem from others for years.
Now, according to 2013 DSM-5, these specifiers no longer exist (remain listed here for historical/informational purposes only). The deletion of the purging/non-purging specifier types was made with the rationale that compensatory behaviors may change from purging (e.g., using laxatives) to non-purging forms (e.g., extreme dieting) within the same individual over the course of the disorder.
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Conduct Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Conduct Disorder, a childhood disorder characterized by a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated.
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Cyclothymic Disorder & Cyclothymia
People with cyclothymic disorder have, for at least 2 years (1 year in children and adolescents), the presence of numerous periods with hypomanic symptoms that do not meet criteria for a hypomanic episode and numerous periods with depressive symptoms that do not meet criteria for a Major Depressive Episode. Cyclothymic disorder usually begins in adolescence or early adult life and is sometimes considered to reflect a temperamental predisposition to other bipolar-and-related disorders.
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Delusional Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Delusional Disorder, a disorder characterized by the presence of non-bizarre delusions which have persisted for at least one month. Non-bizarre delusions typically are beliefs of something occurring in a person’s life which is not out of the realm of possibility.
People who have this disorder generally don’t experience a marked impairment in their daily functioning in a social, occupational or other important setting. Outward behavior is not noticeably bizarre or objectively characterized as out-of-the-ordinary.
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Dependent Personality Disorder Symptoms
Dependent personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing need for the person to be taken care of and a fear of being abandoned or separated from important individuals in his or her life. This leads the person to engage in dependent and submissive behaviors that are designed to elicit care-giving behaviors in others. The dependent behavior may be see as being “clingy” or “clinging on” to others, because the person fears they can’t live their lives without the help of others.
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Dissociative Amnesia Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Dissociative Amnesia, one or more episodes of inability to recall important personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
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Dissociative Fugue Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Dissociative Fugue, sudden, unexpected travel away from home or one's customary place of work, with inability to recall one's past.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder (MPD) Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Dissociative Identity Disorder, (also known as Multiple Personality Disorder) which is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states.
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Symptoms related to Encopresis, a childhood disorder characterized by repeated passage of feces into inappropriate places (e.g., clothing or floor) whether involuntary or intentional.
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Female & Male Orgasmic Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to female and male orgasmic disorders, persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase.
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Female Sexual Arousal Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Female Sexual Arousal Disorder, persistent or recurrent inability to attain, or to maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement. The disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.
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Fetishistic Disorder Symptoms
The paraphiliac focus in Fetishistic Disorder (formerly known as Fetishism) involves the eroticization of nonliving objects and/or body parts for sexual gratification.
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A description of symptoms related to Frotteurism, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person.
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Gender Dysphoria Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Gender Identity Disorder, a strong and persistent cross-gender identification. In order for someone to be diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria today, they must exhibit a strong and persistent cross-gender identification (not merely a desire for any perceived cultural advantages of being the other sex).
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day. It’s chronic and exaggerated worry and tension, even though nothing seems to provoke it. Having this disorder means always anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work. Sometimes, though, the source of the worry is hard to pinpoint.
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Hypersomnolence (hypersomnia) Symptoms
Hypersomnia (termed hypersomnolence in DSM-5) is characterized by recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep. Different from feeling tired due to lack of or interrupted sleep at night, persons with hypersomnolence are compelled to nap repeatedly during the day, often at inappropriate times such as at work, during a meal, or in conversation.
The predominant complaint is excessive sleepiness for at least 1 month (in acute conditions) or at least 3 months (in persistent conditions) as evidenced by either prolonged sleep episodes or daytime sleep episodes that occur at least 3x per week.
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A description of symptoms related to Hypochondriasis, preoccupation with fears of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms. The duration of the disturbance is at least 6 months.
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Hypomanic Episode Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to a hypomanic episode, part of the bipolar disorder in which there is a distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting throughout at least 4 days, that is clearly different from the usual nondepressed mood.
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Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation) Symptoms
Intellectual Disability, renamed from "Mental Retardation" in the updated 2013 DSM-5, is a disorder with onset during the developmental period. It includes intellectual deficits and difficulty functioning in daily life in areas such as communication, self-care, home living, social/interpersonal skills, self-direction, academics, work, leisure, health, and safety.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx72.htm - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3751 - Rate This | Details
Intermittent Explosive Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Intermittent Explosive Disorder, several discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property.
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A description of symptoms related to Kleptomania, recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value.
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