Adulthood Disorders

 

Substance Abuse

Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. As people age, their...

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OBSESSIVE – COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) a disorder characterized by recurrent intrusive or uncontrollable thoughts, causing stress (obsessions) that prompt the performance of rituals in a repetitive manner (compulsions). A person with OCD can have either obsessive...

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Relationships Problems

All relationships and families go through difficult times and experiencing occasional problems and conflict in personal relationships is normal. However, sometimes these problems can become overwhelming. and the failure of a relationship is often a source of great...

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS

Mood Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

People with a Bipolar Disorder experience both the lows of depression and the highs of mania. Many describe their life as an emotional roller coaster, as they shift back and forth between extreme moods. The two key moods involved are mania, often characterized by...

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Depressive Disorder

Whenever we feel particularly unhappy, we are likely to describe ourselves as “depressed.” In all likelihood, we are merely responding to sad events, fatigue, or unhappy thoughts. However, normal dejection is seldom severe enough to influence daily functioning...

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Anxiety Related Disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows an event that the person finds terrifying, either physically or emotionally, causing the person who experienced the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or...

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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by discrete and intense periods of anxiety that occur unexpectedly, without warning, and are not always linked to a specific place or situation. With panic disorder, there is often no warning, and therefore it is harder to predict when...

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. People with GAD may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find...

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Phobias

A phobia is an identifiable and persistent fear that is excessive or unreasonable and is triggered by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situation that usually poses little or no actual danger. Exposure to the object or situation brings about an...

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Eating Disorders

Bulimia Nervosa

In Bulimia Nervosa, a person tends to have an inconsistent pattern of eating. Sometimes the person overeats so much that exceeds his/her normal amount (binge-eating) and at other times, the person tries to compensate his over-eating to prevent weight gain by engaging...

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Anorexia Nervosa

In Anorexia Nervosa, a person might be so preoccupied with being slim that she/he might starve herself/himself to achieve weight loss. Anorexia is characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of one’s own...

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SCHIZOPHRENIA SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Delusional Disorder

Delusional disorder is characterized by firmly held false beliefs (delusions) that persist for at least 1 month, without other symptoms of psychosis. A delusion is a firm false belief that continues to exist despite evidence to the contrary. The belief can be...

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Commonly, people suffering from this problem, have several other symptoms that are...

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