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American Psychiatric Association

Articles by American Psychiatric Association:

  • What is a Manic Episode?
    17 May 2016

    A Manic Episode is defined by a distinct period during which there is an abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood. This period of abnormal mood must last at […]

  • Severity and Remission in Major Depressive Episode
    17 May 2016

    When major depression is diagnosed in an individual, additional characteristics of the depression are specified. These characteristics are called “specifiers.” These specifiers apply to the most recent Major Depressive Episode […]

  • Symptoms of Selective Mutism
    17 May 2016

    Selective mutism is a rare type of anxiety disorder whose main distinguishing characteristic is the persistent failure to speak in specific social situations (e.g., at school, or with playmates) where […]

  • What’s the Difference Between a Delusion and a Hallucination?
    17 May 2016

    Delusions are a symptom of some mental disorder, such as