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The causes of autism are currently not known, but significant numbers of studies are underway with a view to learning how it develops. Researchers have identified several genes that appear to have connections to ASD. Sometimes, these genes arise from spontaneously mutate. In other cases, people may inherit them. In studies of twins, autism often…

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Schizophrenia changes how you think, feel, and act. It might affect you differently from someone else. The symptoms can come and go, too. No one has all of them all of the time. They usually start between ages 16 and 30. Men often get them earlier than women. Oftentimes there is a gradual change in…

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ASD is an umbrella term that accounts for a number of neurodevelopmental conditions. In the newest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s guidelines for diagnosis, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), they have added the following disorders to the category of ASD: Asperger syndrome childhood disintegrative disorder pervasive developmental disorders…

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Schizophrenia symptoms include distorted thoughts, hallucinations, and feelings of fright and paranoia. Psychiatrists evaluate symptoms, tests, and medical history, and prescribe medications and psychotherapy for treatment. Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others. People with schizophrenia — the most chronic…

stress-management

Stress is a typical part of life. Monthly bills, long hours at work, nagger wife, demanding boss, sudden rain and you do not have an umbrella and all the similar stuff. Truth is, we do not have control over it. What we can control is how we respond to such scenarios considered stressful. Managing stress…

anxiety-disorder

Anxiety disorders have different types. These are a group of mental illnesses. It can cause distress to continue living a normal life. People with this disorder may typically feel worried, overwhelmed and fearful. This can definitely be disabling. With treatment, there are people who are able to manage such feelings to have a fulfilling and…

anorexia

There are many kinds of eating disorders. This condition is considered a mental disease. One of the most common kind is anorexia nervosa.   Anorexia nervosa is often referred to by many people as anorexia. This is characterized by abnormal weight loss because of the fear to gain weight. Those who are affected by this condition…

emdr

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a type of a short-term psychotherapy that helps in healing emotional distress caused by traumatic events or experiences. EMDR utilizes different forms of bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye movement, tapping on the hands or arms, buzzers in hands, and headphones with beeps. The bilateral stimulation has…

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The World Health Organization is recognizing “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition. But the organization’s decision to include the new term in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which it released Monday, has sparked controversy among psychiatric experts who question whether there’s enough research to call it a true disorder. According…

Depression

In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide. Psychiatrists were cautiously optimistic about the anesthetic’s potential for treating the mood disorder. “This study only had 68 people enrolled, which is a limitation, so there really needs to be…

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