Behavioral disorders

Sociopathy vs. Psychopathy

Many people do not realize what the major differences are between a sociopath and psychopath. It is important to educate everyone on the differences between the two types of conditions. Even if you are not worried about diagnosing yourself or someone around you with the condition, it is always important to know what others may […]

Emotional abuse signs and symptoms

Emotional abuse is a terrible thing that happens to more people than you might think. Typically, those who are victims of this type of abuse are children, the elderly, women, and those with less power in society. Abuse classified as ‘emotional’ is any type of abuse that affects a person psychologically and takes both verbal […]

Oppositional defiant disorder

All children pass through a rebellious stage at least once in their lives. However, when these childhood tantrums begin to get in the way of the child’s academic and social progress, it becomes a worry for the parents. Unlike most children, children suffering from ODD often carry around unstable emotions within themselves and are more […]

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder is just another term for multiple personality disorder. With this condition the patient will either have multiple identities or personalities. Most of the time these identities will be very distinct and established. Each identity or personality will literally have its’ own personality as there are many unique distinctions between them. A patient […]

BPD symptoms

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder characterized by instability in personal relationships, self esteem and emotions. People who suffer from BPD also show a pattern of impulsive behavior. Most people observe BPD symptoms in young adulthood and the condition continues for years. There is no specific cause for BPD. It seems to stem […]

Autism

Autism is a very serious medical issue which can affect a child at some point during his childhood and can lead to permanent medical conditions as well. It may start to develop from birth but it is possible to begin development as late as thirty months after birth. While a child suffering from autism may […]

Personality disorders

Personality disorders are disorders where a person’s behavior or said person is unable to function within the dictates of the society or culture at that time. The American Psychiatry Association defines personality disorders as “an enduring pattern of inner experience or behavior that deviates from the expectations of the culture of the person who exhibits […]

ADHD symptoms

Until fairly recently, no one had heard of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but within the past couple of decades, the disorder has become the syndrome du jour for children, teenagers and even some adults. It seems lately that more and more children are being prescribed medicine to calm them down and help the pay […]

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often referred to as (OCD). It is an illness that causes certain people to have unwanted obsessions and compulsions. This means a person feels the need to obsessively think about things or perform different behaviors or rituals over and over even when they do not want to do them. These are different […]

Asperger’s syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of autism with specific symptoms that place it in its category. Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome consist of impaired social interaction, repetitive patterns of behavior or movements, and not showing any delays in language development or cognitive development. Children with autism usually share several of the same symptoms, but the one […]