Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a type of anxiety disorder, as illustrated in manual DSM IV. A person who is exposed to one or more traumatic events may develop the disorder. Causes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder It’s believed that Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is caused by numerous experienced tragic scenarios, especially if these events are [...]

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (abbreviated as PPD and alternatively known as “postnatal depression”) is a type of Major depressive disorder that mainly affects women post-childbirth, but can also affect men who don’t experience a change in hormones. Causes of Postpartum Depression The cause(s) of PPD is/are not well-mapped out. However, there’s various evidence, studies, and research that [...]

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Pica

Pica is recognized through a constant craving, or appetite, for things that contain little to no nutritional value. Such things may include clay, chalk, metal, fertilizer, paper, and the like. Causes of Pica There’s research that points to simple mineral deficiency. OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) and schizophrenia are proposed causes, as well as the Obsessive–compulsive [...]

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Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, pertains to a category of certain disorders that delay the development of basic skills. These disorders are PDD-NOS (Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified), Autism, Asperger syndrome (AS)/Asperger disorder (AD), Rett syndrome, and CDD (Childhood disintegrative disorder). It should be noted that the first three disorders are referred to as [...]

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Perfectionism

Perfectionism, or Perfectionism Disorder, is a personality trait that’s recognized through the strive to being flawless. One who’s a perfectionist, or is in full compliance with the concept of perfectionism, sets extremely high standards for their performance and evaluates themselves critically in an excessive manner. Causes of Perfectionism Perfectionism can be considered as evolutionary behavior [...]

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Pathological Gambling

Pathological gambling, or ludomania, entails consistent gambling without regard for the consequences that may follow. Pathological gamblers, or those who have a gambling problem, have no desire to stop. Causes of Pathological Gambling Pathological gambling may stem from casual or professional gambling, whereas such a gambler may lose control or get into the habit of [...]

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Parasomnia

Parasomnia is a group of sleep disorders that entail unusual sleep movements and behaviors, emotions, and perceptions during sleep, arousal while sleeping, or between sleep phases. Causes of Parasomnia The causes of Parasomnia pertain to the various sleep disorders that it’s comprised of. NREM (Non-rapid Eye Movement) parasomnias are arousal disorders. They are physiological-activated and [...]

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Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid personality disorder, or PPD, is a type of mental disorder that’s recognized through paranoia and a long-standing universal suspicion and mistrust of other people. Causes of Paranoid Personality Disorder The cause of PPD mostly points to genetics. There’s a possible genetic link between Paranoid personality disorder and schizophrenia. Furthermore, it’s proposed that paranoid traits [...]

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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that’s recognized through persistent panic attacks. Causes of Panic Disorder It’s been discovered that Panic disorder runs in families, and may continue to potentially do so. Another discovery suggests that Panic disorder is co-morbid with various hereditary disorders, such as bipolar disorder for instance. Some evidence suggests [...]

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Panic Attack

A panic attack is a brief period of intensified fear or anxiety. Causes of Panic Attack There’s a good wide range of what causes a panic attack. Panic attacks can have the following comorbidities: OCD, PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder), hyperglycemia, hyperthyroidism, Wilson’s disease, MVV (Mitral valve prolapse), PCC (Pheochromocytoma), labyrinthitis, respiratory disorder, and lastly, [...]

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