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Month: April 2018

Conduct Disorder

What is Conduct Disorder? Conduct Disorder is thought to be a type of behavioral and emotional disorder, which affects children and teens. An individual who is experiencing Conduct Disorder may have a disruptive and violent behavior. Individuals with… Read More

Specific Phobia Disorder

What is Specific Phobia Disorder? When an individual suffers from Specific Phobia Disorder they experience an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of a certain object or certain situation that in reality is of no danger. However, such situation or… Read More

Selective Mutism

What is Selective Mutism? Selective Mutism is considered to be a rare childhood anxiety disorder where a child is unable to speak under certain situations or to certain people. Often, such inability is misinterpreted as the child being… Read More

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