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Acute Stress Disorder
It is a psychological condition in which patient experience tremendous anxiety and disturbance in his behavior within one month after exposure to an extreme trauma.
Adjustment Disorder
Adjustment disorder is characterized by a devastating reaction to some stressful event or stressor (s). There is development of behavioural or emotional symptoms that usually occur within three months after the occurrence of the stressor, and does not last longer than six months. A stressor is any identifiable event that causes a lot of stress in a person’s life. Stressful ...
Agoraphobia
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE This disorder involves an incapacitating fear of open spaces. Agoraphobia is a form of phobia characterized by avoidance of crowds, open and public places; particularly if escape or assistance may not be immediately available. Its onset may be accompanied by other types of panic disorder, or it may occur alone. Thus, causing ...
Anorexia Nervosa
The term anorexia literally means loss of appetite and nervosa indicates that the loss is due to emotional reasons. Considering this, the term is actually somewhat of a misnomer because patients suffering from this disorder do not loose their interest in food or suffer from a loss in appetite. In contrary, they might actually become increasingly preoccupied with food, for ...
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder is a condition where the person violates, exploits the rights of others, often showing disregard for their feelings. The behaviours of the patient are often criminal. Beginning in early childhood, this condition can continue till teenage and adult life. Popularly, a person with antisocial disorder is called a psychopath or sociopath. The patient may be arrogant, shun ...
Attention Deficit Disorder (Add)
A condition characterized by an attention span that is less than expected for the age of the person; there is often also age-inappropriate hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. People with attention deficit disorder (A.D.D.) are easily distracted, have difficulty paying attention, and may be unable to focusmore than a few moments on mental tasks. They may be physically active and behave ...
Avoidant Personality Disorder
The avoidant personality disorder is a disorder characterized by feelings of shyness, inadequacy and rejection. Patients feel inferior to others and become very sensitive to what others think of them. They are socially inhibited and feel socially inadequate. Due to such feelings they tend to avoid school, work or other activities involving social interaction with others. Only when the condition ...
Binge Eating
Binge eating means excessive eating without any control. This occurs in episodes. During this period, the person consumes a lot without having any control on their diet. Usually the food includes substances that are rich in sugar and lack nutritients. Binge eating is a sign of an eating disorder called Binge eating disorder. In this a patient eating excessive amount of food ...
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE It is a mood disorder characterized by pathological mood swings from mania to depression, with a tendency of the two kinds of mood to recur and subside spontaneously. At one time, either the manic or the depressive episodes can predominate and produce few mood swings, or cyclic patterns of mood swings may ...
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by an instability in moods, emotions, relationships, impulsive actions, and self image. The patient shifts from one emotional crisis to another. They experience sever anxiety, feelings of emptiness, display threats of committing suicide or self harm. This mental illness hinders family and work life and the individual's sense of self-identity. Often this disorder is ...
Bulimia
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder somewhat similar to anorexia nervosa. Patients suffering from bulimia nervosa are called bulimics and the characteristics may represent those of a binge-eating-purging type of anorexia nervosa. The word bulimia is from a Greek word meaning ‘ox’ hunger. A bulimic indulges in periods of binging (eating excessively within less than two hours) followed by compensatory ...
Delirium
A condition of severe confusion and rapid changes in brain function, usually the result of treatable physical or mental illness.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
People with generalized anxiety disorder are persistently anxious. Many of us worry about minor things but patients with GAD worry immensely even about minute things and this worry may lead them to be extremely disturbed about day to day activities. Patients with GAD spend a great deal of time worrying about day to day routine activities and they describe this ...
Specific Phobia
Phobia can be simply put as irrational and extreme or excessive fear of any particular object or situation. The word phobia is derived from the name of the Greek God Phobos, who was known to frighten his enemies. Many of us are afraid of various things we might encounter for example, reptiles, heights or else. However, phobias of these or ...
Schizoid Personality Disorder
  Literally the word 'schizoid' relates to schizophrenia which itself is a severe mental disorder wherein the patient shows a great amount of disturbance in thoughts, emotions and behavior. Schizoid personality disorder is a disorder of the personality which is characterized by odd or eccentric behavior like Schizotypal Personality Disorder and Paranoid Personality Disorder. However, it should be understood that ...
Schizophrenia
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Schizophrenia is one of the most severe psychopathologies involving a major disturbance in a person’s emotions, thoughts and behavior. These disturbances are so serious that they lead a person to completely withdraw from their social and occupational world and interfere with everyday normal functioning. Though the diagnosis of schizophrenia has been ...
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a disorder of the personality characterized by withdrawal from the social world and involving odd or eccentric behavior. However, before we divulge into more information regarding this disorder, it should be noted that Schizotypal is less severe in form than full blown schizophrenia but is more severe than Schizoid Personality Disorder. It is usually considered as ...
Adolescent Depression
Adolescent or teenage depression is a disorder in which adolescent loses his self-worth and interest in usual daily activities and faces discouragement. It is believed that the disorder affects the teenager’s personality significantly and as compared to adults, teenagers are more prone towards depression. Especially, adolescent girls are twice as likely to get affected from the condition as compared to ...
Battered Child Syndrome
Battered child syndrome (BCS) is a condition characterized by a child being injured due to physical abuse, usually caused by an adult. There could be bruises, cuts, fractured bones, burns, and internal injuries– all resulting from battered child syndrome. Since the force with which the adult attacks is more, the abused can get severely injured or it can even result ...
Brief Reactive Psychosis
Brief reactive psychosis is a kind of psychotic disorder that is characterized by few conditions like incoherent speech, hallucinations, etc.  It is not necessary that a person suffering from the condition is aware about his/her condition. The sudden onset of the condition takes place either in early adulthood or in late adolescence. The disorder usually lasts for short span of ...

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