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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Pain Disorder

Pain disorder is sustaining pain (chronic pain) in one or numerous areas. Causes of Pain Disorder The type of pain that’s associated with Pain Disorder is believed to be caused by psychological stress. Pain Disorder Diagnostic Guidelines Diagnosis is based on manual DSM IV-TR, which includes criteria for three sub-diagnoses. Psychological factors, a general medical [...]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, is characterized by angry and vengeful behavior. A person with ODD would display such behavior towards anyone other than their sibling(s). Causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder It’s unknown what exactly causes ODD. However, there are various factors that may contribute to the development of the disorder. There’s a tendency of [...]

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Oneirophrenia

Oneirophrenia is a dream-like state that’s capable of progressing to the point of hallucinations and delusions, if reached to its extreme form. Oneirophrenia can also be presented with characteristics of the mental disorder, schizophrenia. Causes of Oneirophrenia A person that’s deprived of sleep can develop oneirophrenia. Perceptual isolation (alternatively known as “sensory isolation”) can cause [...]

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Obsessive–compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive–compulsive Personality Disorder, or OCPD, is a type of personality disorder. Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder may be alternatively referred to as “anankastic personality disorder,” and is shown through orderliness and the need for control over the environment. A person who has OCPD would also emulate perfectionism. Causes of Obsessive–compulsive Personality Disorder The focus of the causes [...]

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Obsessive–compulsive Disorder

Obsessive–compulsive disorder, or OCD, may be composed of difficult-to-manage, or persistent, thoughts that lead up to obsession, and associated repetitive behavior. OCD is a type of anxiety disorder. Causes of Obsessive–compulsive Disorder There’s a link between evolution and OCD, with respect to scouting for enemies, constant practice of good hygiene, and hoarding loot. A link [...]

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