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Month: April 2018

Stereotypic Movement Disorder

What is Stereotypic Movement Disorder? Stereotypic Movement Disorder is classified under Motor Disorders in the DSM-V. Individuals who have such disorder tend to have repetitive, purposeless movement. For example, an individual may repetitively hand wave or bang their… Read More

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder is the umbrella term used to describe that it is not a single disorder, but rather there are a variety of closely related disorders to different degrees that fall under… Read More

Excoriation Disorder

What is Excoriation Disorder? Excoriation Disorder, also known as Skin Picking Disorder, is when an individual begins to pick or scab their skin so frequently and intense that the individual causes their skin to bleed, sore, or to… Read More

Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

What is Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (DSED)? DSED is believed to be one of the two attachment disorders that tend to develop in childhood when an individual lacks appropriate nurturing and affection from their parent or primary caregiver… Read More

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Is your child constantly having a persistent pattern of anger, irritability or they are arguing towards you? Your child may have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? An individual who suffers from such condition displays… Read More

Stress Management

What is Stress? Stress is the way that your body may be responding to any kind of demand or threat (known as the stressor). When an individual feels threatened because of an event or a major change in… Read More

Cyclothymia Disorder

What is Cyclothymia Disorder? According to the DSM-V, Cyclothymia Disorder is considered to be one of the several mood disorders that has similar characteristics to that of Bipolar Disorder. However, individuals who have Cyclothymia Disorder tend to have… Read More

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

What is Intermittent Explosive Disorder? An individual who suffers from Intermittent Explosive Disorder expresses repeated and sudden episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent or angry behavior. In turn, such behavior may cause an individual to have significant distress in… Read More

Gambling Disorder

What is Gambling Disorder? Gambling Disorder is diagnosed when an individual cannot control their urge to continue gambling despite the toll that it takes in their life. In other words, they are willing to risk everything they have,… Read More

Brief Psychotic Disorder

What is Brief Psychotic Disorder? Individuals who are experiencing psychotic symptoms for a period of time (from 1 day to a month, but less than 1 month) are diagnosed with Brief Psychotic Disorder. When experiencing though, it is… Read More