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Bipolar Disorder Types & Treatment Options

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Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition marked by severe altering mood swings. These moods can change rapidly. Phases of emotions may last several days, weeks, or even months. At high peaks, which are referred to as positive moods, a person experiences mania. They exhibit high energy, lack of sleep, and sometimes even loss of … Read more

Depression Types & Treatment Options

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Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistently low mood that causes a significant impairment in one’s functioning and daily life. It is one of the most common mental health disorders among Americans. While almost 3 million Americans are diagnosed with depression every year, it is likely that many more are suffering from it … Read more

Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder

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Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder (SPCD) is a new addition to the latest version of the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition, which was released in 2013. It does not have a known cause, but is suspected to be a neurodevelopmental disorder. SPCD is characterized by impairments in pragmatic … Read more

Substance Abuse Defined

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Substance abuse, or addiction, can be defined as the overuse of any substance (i.e., legal or not) to the point of dependency or dangerous behavior. Many professionals measure the level of substance abuse in comparison to the consequences the user experiences as a result of their amount or frequency of use. Continued use overtime can … Read more

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Types & Treatment

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Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is long-lasting and chronic. It causes the person to have uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts, and behaviors that the diagnosed repeats over and over. Symptoms can be behavioral (i.e., compulsive behavior, hypervigilance, repetitious behavior or need for structure and routine) and emotional (i.e., anxiety, panic, depression, fear), and psychological (i.e., constant … Read more