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Category : Mental Disorders

Treatment Options for Mental Disorders

Nicholas Stewart
Symptoms of mental illness range from mild to severe and may vary from person to person. Very often, patients suffering from mental illness fail to understand that they are sick and need treatment. In such a scenario, close friends and relatives should consult a mental health professional, such as a...

List of Mental Disorders and Symptoms

Nicholas Stewart
If you happen to take a look at the mental disorders and their symptoms, you will be surprised to see the number of types in both children and adults. If a person is suffering from a mental illness, he/she might behave normally, but there will be obstructions in the way...

Mental Instability

Nicholas Stewart
There are different kinds of mental illnesses that can creep up on us without warning, with many people not aware of how these happen. A mental illness can come about due to factors like genetics, environmental influences and events that take place in our lives. Some people tend to go...

Ganser Syndrome

Nicholas Stewart
Among the long list of mental illnesses lies one that is one of the rarest and truly befuddling ones. It is called Ganser syndrome and is characterized by some truly unusual symptoms and behavioral changes in the person suffering from it. However, due to its extreme rarity, it not only...

Causes and Symptoms of Cotard Delusion

Nicholas Stewart
Did You Know?  Cotard delusion is a rare mental illness that is named after a French neurologist Jules Cotard (1840 – 89). He described this condition in 1880, after he came across a female patient who believed that her organs didn’t exist, and that her skin and bones were decomposing....

Mental Disorders in Children

Nicholas Stewart
Each individual is unique in behavior and thinking. But there are some norms and ways of facing situations that are common in everyone. What if you went through a day, feeling depressed and suicidal? Some days yes, a week okay, how about always? And mood swings, do you find yourself...

Types of Mental Illnesses

Nicholas Stewart
Mental illnesses or mental disorders are defined as psychological abnormality in thinking, behavior and moods. It is often associated with distress, impaired functioning or disability of some form. There are a number of factors that can lead to mental illnesses. Genetics, biological and environmental factors can lead to mental disorders...

Types of Mood Disorders

Nicholas Stewart
Alarming Fact According to reports from the National Mental Health Association, 30% to 70% of the suicide cases are of people who have some form of depression. A disturbance in the prevailing psychological state of an individual is termed as a mood disorder. It is characterized by a disturbance in...

The True Meaning of Flight of Ideas Explained With Examples

Nicholas Stewart
Though flight of ideas is often associated with conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, it is believed that it could sometimes occur in healthy individuals too after excessive intake of caffeine. The term ‘thought disorder’ refers to the disturbance in one’s thought process, which in turn is manifested in...

A Lock, Stock, and Barrel List of Mental Disorders

Nicholas Stewart
Mental disorders are psychological or behavioral patterns that are characterized by change in thinking, mood and behavior of an individual that causes distress or impaired function. Mental illnesses and mental disorders have undergone tremendous change over time and are still undergoing various variations. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...