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What are the Different personality Disorders?
September 19, 2020

What are the Different personality Disorders?

Personality disorders form a class of mental disorders that are characterized by long-lasting, rigid patterns of thought and behavior. Because of the inflexibility and pervasiveness of these patterns, they can cause serious problems and issues in a person s life if they are diagnosed with a personality disorder. Personality disorders are categorized by clusters…

Types of therapy for mental Illness
August 20, 2020

Types of therapy for mental Illness

Different approaches to therapy include: Psychodynamic therapy is based on the assumption that a person is having emotional problems because of unresolved, generally unconscious conflicts, often stemming from childhood. The goal of this type of therapy is for the patient to understand and cope better with these feelings by talking about the experiences. Psychodynamic…

Society Social Issues
July 15, 2020

Society Social Issues

Alison Powell, Assistant Professor at LSE, investigates how data and algorithms effect our daily lives, from negotiating public transport and booking restaurants, to the more serious issues of surveillance and privacy. She argues that there is a greater need for algorithmic accountability in order for us to understand its impact, both positive and negative, on…

Effect of Obesity on mental health
May 9, 2020

Effect of Obesity on mental health

Non-pregnant obese women are more likely to have depression than women of a normal weight. However, we know little about the effects of obesity on mental health during pregnancy. In this project we are looking at the relationships between obesity, mental disorders and pregnancy complications by reviewing all studies on the topic that have already been published…

Mental health United State
April 3, 2020

Mental health United State

2. Mental health dollars mostly go toward prescription drugs and outpatient treatment. That s what you can see in this graph from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which shows the breakdown of mental health spending in 1986 and 2005. It shows a big shift away from inpatient treatments. The shift away from inpatient spending traces back to the 1960s, when states began…

Thoughts on mental Illness
March 22, 2020

Thoughts on mental Illness

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger I am pleased to introduce you to Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. This public awareness campaign was developed by McLean Hospital in an effort to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. While we always had great aspirations for this project…

DSM mental health
March 10, 2020

DSM mental health

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , commonly abbreviated as the DSM, is a book published by the American Psychiatric Association providing standardized criteria to the diagnosis of mental health conditions. The DSM is used widely by mental health practitioners in the United States to aid in diagnosing clients. For many decades, there was…

Childhood Syndromes List
February 9, 2020

Childhood Syndromes List

How childhood epilepsy syndromes are diagnosed, details of some specific syndromes and sources of further support. What is a syndrome? A syndrome is a group of signs or symptoms that happen together and help to identify a unique medical condition. What is a ‘childhood epilepsy syndrome’? If your child is diagnosed with an epilepsy syndrome, it means that their…

Demi Lovato Songs About Depression
February 3, 2020

Demi Lovato Songs About Depression

RELATED: What You Need to Know About Suicide and Depression While many celebs try to keep their personal health issues out of the press, Demi is using her platform to raise awareness and help others in need. “I remember sitting with my manager and my family and talking to them about whether or not to speak out about the issues that I was dealing with, ” she says…

Can mental Illness Cause Physical Illness?
January 4, 2020

Can mental Illness Cause Physical Illness?

Have you ever heard of any cases of mental illnesses associated with pain of the neck and back. Also, suddenly not paying attention to anything and the person has the feeling of numbness in their hands and feet and they have slurred speech and you have to get their attention for them to respond to you, then in a few moments they always come back to being normal…

Genetic Psychological Disorders
December 17, 2019

Genetic Psychological Disorders

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken The nature/nurture debate on the causes of mental disorder generates no end of silly controversy by proponents on both sides. The biological reductionists act like the secret of psychiatric disorders is written in the genetic code. They are mindless - dismissing the…

Having multiple mental Disorders
September 24, 2019

Having multiple mental Disorders

Psychiatric disorders are widely perceived to be distinct, but new research indicates patients show similar gray-matter loss, which suggests that conditions like schizophrenia and depression have more in common than previously thought. In a meta-analysis of 193 peer-reviewed papers, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine analyzed whole-brain images…

Reclusiveness a Psychological Disorder
August 25, 2019

Reclusiveness a Psychological Disorder

Source: Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain True or false?: Humans are social animals. That s true in general, but a surprising number of people prefer one or more forms of reclusiveness: the voluntary seclusion from people. In my article, The Recluse Option, I made the case for a minimal social existence and then wrote, Making Reclusiveness Work. Today s installment…

What are the Psychological Disorders?
August 13, 2019

What are the Psychological Disorders?

Take away all the other labels of Donald Trump - such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist - which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should be concerned about: Mr. Trump appears to be suffering from Narcissistic…

Research on mental Illness
April 15, 2019

Research on mental Illness

Mental Health America periodically publishes research papers and reports to further important work in the field of mental health policy and advocacy. The Working Group on Mental Health Promotion to Advance the Conditions for Learning in Schools and Early Care and Education was convened by the National Collaborative on Education and Health in 2016, and hosted…

List of movies with Psychological Disorders
March 4, 2019

List of movies with Psychological Disorders

There are hundreds of extremely worthy films that have been made over the years that deal with the issue of mental illness, but these ones are fantastic and (in most cases) very educational. They deal with issues across a broad spectrum of mental illnesses, disorders, and clinical psychoses. Films are listed in chronological order, with the conditions they deal…

What is Psychological Illness?
February 14, 2019

What is Psychological Illness?

(See Figure ) . Dyspepsia was defined as one or more of the symptoms (reflux episodes, heartburn, retrosternal pain, nausea, vomiting, early satiety, uncomfortable feeling of fullness after meals, abdominal distension), and one or more of the pain modalities (burning sensation, aching, pain, tenderness, sinking feeling, butterflies , cramp, twinge, stitch, colic…

Signs of Being mental Ill
January 27, 2019

Signs of Being mental Ill

In the Wind River Range of Wyoming and the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Oregon, every outfitter I have seen along a trail, was riding (or leading) a horse, and towing a mule, two or three. This was an exception. The crusty, mountain man attired, outfitter was a friendly sort as he proudly rode his lead mule by us. He towed a few mules followed by his clients who looked…

Psychology as a science
November 28, 2018

Psychology as a science

Source: Gregg Henriques Although the scientific method is often touted as the sin qua non of science, it is not. Indeed, if science were solely a method, then it would not be all that valuable, a point that is sometimes lost on empiricists enamored with the scientific method. Thus, it is crucial to keep in mind that the scientific method is not an end unto itself…

Psychiatrist are Crazy
September 5, 2018

Psychiatrist are Crazy

I am a survivor of severe psychiatric abuse. There was a year or so in the early 1980’s when I was in and out of psychiatric hospitals at least four times. During my visits to the hospital I was in the midst of a spiritual awakening that I was struggling to contain that was triggered and complicated by extreme psychological abuse at the hands of my father, who…

Personality Disorders List and Symptoms
August 18, 2018

Personality Disorders List and Symptoms

There are nine specific diagnostic criteria (symptoms) for borderline personality disorder defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (referred to as DSM-IV-TR, or just DSM-IV) published in 2 by the American Psychiatric Association.In order to be diagnosed with borderline disorder, you must have five of…

Madness Disease
June 2, 2018

Madness Disease

“Mania isconstant anxiety, constant irritability, having everything be raw, being brittle, crying but feeling nothing, and really . . . just you never know” (Anon). Though it refers to a something that Western society generally characterizes as a mental illness, this statement is more applicable to madness than a medical condition. It is no small wonder that…

Psychological Conversion Disorder
May 27, 2018

Psychological Conversion Disorder

Conversion disorder formerly called hysteria, a type of in which a wide variety of sensory, motor, or psychic disturbances may occur. It is traditionally classified as one of the and is not dependent upon any known organic or structural pathology. The former term, , is derived from the Greek hystera , meaning “uterus, ” and reflects the ancient notion that hysteria…

Mental health controversial Topics
April 21, 2018

Mental health controversial Topics

Credit: Dreamstime. Impassioned fights The proposed revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have spurred debate over what illnesses to include in the essential psychiatric handbook. Everything from gender identity disorder to childhood mood swings has come under fire, and it s not the first time. The history of psychiatry…

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