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An Introduction to Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is a confusing, complex disease that many people know too little about. Anorexia is not an indication that parents have gone wrong in raising their children. Cultural, genetic and personality factors interact with life events to initiate and maintain eating disorders. If you or someone you know shows the signs or symptoms of an eating disorder, take action, get educated and seek help here.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/eating-disorders/introduction-to-anorexia-nervosa/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 12189 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/adhd/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 9231 - Rate This | Details
Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms
Symptoms related to Borderline Personality Disorder, a disorder characterized by unstable interpersonal relationships.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/borderline-personality-disorder/symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 9673 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/hypomanic-episode-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 14585 - Rate This | Details
Psychotic Disorder: Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
A description of symptoms related to Psychotic Disorder, includes psychotic symptomatology (i.e., delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior).
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/psychotic-disorder-not-otherwise-specified-nos/ - 2-Jun-2000 - Hits: 7888 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
In everyday life, people have a variety of moods and feelings. These feelings include frustration, joy and anger. Usually these moods last one day rather than several days. For people with bipolar disorder, however, moods usually swing from weeks of feeling overly "high" and irritable to weeks of feeling sad and hopeless with normal periods in between.
This resource outlines symptoms related to bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression or manic-depression).
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/bipolar/bipolar-disorder-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 97855 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Brief Psychotic Disorder
Brief Psychotic Disorder, also known as brief reactive psychosis, is a mental disorder that is typically diagnosed in a person's late 20s or early 30s.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/brief-psychotic-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 9202 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Manic Episode
A description of symptoms related to a manic episode, part of the bipolar disorder, characterized by a time period of an elevated, expansive or notably irritable mood, lasting for at least one week.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/manic-episode/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 9322 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Mixed Episode
A description of symptoms related to a mixed episode, or a part of a bipolar disorder diagnosis that meets the criteria for both a manic episode as well as a major depressive episode nearly every day for at least a full week.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/mixed-episode-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 9227 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
A description of symptoms related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, either obsessions or compulsions.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/ocd/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd-symptoms/ - 1-Jun-2000 - Hits: 12504 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Symptoms related to Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/obsessive-compulsive-personality-disorder/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 8017 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/acute-stress-disorder-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 4585 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/addicted-to-exercise/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 5570 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/alcohol-substance-abuse-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 3834 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/alcohol-substance-dependence-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 2383 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/eating-disorders/anorexia-nervosa-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 7184 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/antisocial-personality-disorder/symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5877 - Rate This | Details
Autism Spectrum Disorder
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http://autismsd.com - 7-Jan-2015 - Hits: 205 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/avoidant-personality-disorder/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 5466 - Rate This | Details
Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorder Symptoms
A description of symptoms related to Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, a persistent or recurrent pattern of sleep disruption leading to excessive sleepiness or insomnia that is due to a mismatch between the sleep-wake schedule required by a person's environment and his or her circadian sleep-wake pattern.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/circadian-rhythm-sleep-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 911 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/conduct-disorder-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 1920 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/cyclothymic-disorder-cyclothymia/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 1808 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/delusional-disorder-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 3167 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dependent-personality-disorder/symptoms/ - 4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3199 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dissociative-amnesia-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 3968 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dissociative-fugue-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 2710 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dissociative-identity-disorder/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 6396 - Rate This | Details
A description of symptoms related to Dyspareunia, recurrent or persistent genital pain associated with sexual intercourse in either a male or a female.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dyspareunia-symptoms/ - 31-May-2000 - Hits: 965 - Rate This | Details
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.
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/encopresis-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2171 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms related to Enuresis, a childhood disorder characterized by repeated voiding of urine into bed or clothes (whether involuntary or intentional).
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/enuresis-symptoms/ - 3-Jun-2000 - Hits: 747 - Rate This | Details