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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Sunday, September 19, 2010 23:37

Introduction: Background According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), avoidant personality disorder (APD) is characterized by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation.1 Children who meet the criteria ...

Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Friday, September 17, 2010 0:59

If we paid no more attention to plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weeds." That sentiment, expressed by the late 19th-century naturalist and plant expert Luther Burbank, still bears some truth today. Concern about children's ...

Mental Illness

Mental Illness

Friday, September 17, 2010 0:25

Did you know that every 1 in 17 Americans suffers from a serious mental illness? Or there are 10% children as well as adolescents in United States who suffer from different emotional as well as mental illnesses and disorders? You will also be surprised to know that 70 ...

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Organic Brain Syndrome

Organic Brain Syndrome

Friday, September 17, 2010 0:10

Organic Brain Syndrome This is a general term that refers to physical disorders that cause a decrease in mental function, usually not including psychiatric disorders. Also known as: chronic organic brain syndrome; OBS; organic mental disorder Symptoms vary with the specific ...

Anxiety attacks

Anxiety attacks

Thursday, September 16, 2010 23:49

Anxiety attacks are the most extreme example of an anxiety reaction. When anxiety reaches a level at which the symptoms cause the sufferer to experience symptoms which exceed those normally experienced during an appropriate anxiety reaction, an anxiety attack is formed....

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GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

Thursday, September 16, 2010 22:43

Diagnostic Features: Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition characterized by excessive anxiety and worry, occurring more days than not for a period of at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities. The individual finds it difficult to control the worry. The focus of the ...

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Bipolar affective disorder Diseases

Bipolar affective disorder Diseases

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 0:54

What is bipolar affective disorder (manic depression)? One per cent of the population suffer from bipolar effective disorder at some point in their lives....

Spinal Disorders And Diseases

Spinal Disorders And Diseases

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:42

Spinal disorders are among the most common medical conditions with significant impact on health related quality of life, use of health care resources and socio-economic costs. The increasing age of the population will require an increased need for the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders particularly spinal stenosis. Basic knowledge on ...

Brain Tumor Disease

Brain Tumor Disease

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:39

A brain tumor is a mass formed by an overgrowth of abnormal cells. Something triggers a single cell's genes to change, causing it to divide out of control. If a tumor originates in the brain, the brain's coverings, or its nerves, it's known as a primary brain tumor.  Most brain ...

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Mental Health Fittness And Diseases

Mental Health Fittness And Diseases

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:33

Diagnostic Features This disorder, at some point in the illness, involves a psychotic phase (with delusions, hallucinations, or grossly bizarre/disorganized speech and behavior). This psychotic phase must last for at least one month (or less if successfully treated). Schizophrenia also causes impairment in social or vocational functioning which must ...