Reading Disorder

Reading disorder, or more known as ‘Dyslexia,” is recognized through the difficulty in learning how to read and difference in understanding language. A person with normal or above average intelligence is still susceptible to the development of Dyslexia. Causes of Reading Disorder Dyslexia can be caused by abnormal structures of the left hemisphere of the... Continue Reading »

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Pyromania

Pyromania is under the psychiatric disorder class, and is a type of impulse-control disorder that’s presented by an individual who demonstrates the inability to resist causing fires deliberately. Pyromania is not to be mixed with crime (arson in particular) and personal gain (financial and political). Causes of Pyromania While pyromania is not to be mixed... Continue Reading »

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Psychotic Disorder

Psychotic Disorder, or Psychosis, is more of a symptom and term that includes general mental illnesses that are presented with drastic personality changes, inability to go about daily life, and complete loss of touch with reality. Causes of Psychotic Disorder Psychotic Disorder may be caused by alcoholism and administration of many medications, especially amphetamine, ketamine,... Continue Reading »

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Primary Insomnia

Primary Insomnia, or Insomnia, is a type of sleep disorder that’s recognized through the inability to sleep or remain asleep. Causes of Primary Insomnia The cause of Primary Insomnia can extend as far as exercise even. Common causes of this sleep disorder may be stimulants such as certain meds, herbs, caffeine, cocaine, and alcohol (in... Continue Reading »

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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... Continue Reading »

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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... Continue Reading »

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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... Continue Reading »

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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... Continue Reading »

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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... Continue Reading »

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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... Continue Reading »

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