Psychological disorders

Psychological disorders

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / April 9th 2014

Statistics on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders show us that at some time in their lives around 46% of people will have a psychiatric condition. They also demonstrate that in a given year around 26% of the USA population have at least one psychological problem. Read more

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Specific phobias

Specific phobias

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

A specific phobia is an intense, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Read more

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

Social phobia is also called social anxiety disorder. It is diagnosed when people become overwhelmingly anxious and excessively self-conscious in everyday social situations. Read more

Panic disorder

Panic disorder

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

Panic disorder is an illness characterized by sudden attacks of terror, usually accompanied by a pounding heart, sweatiness, weakness, faintness or dizziness. Read more

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have persistent, upsetting thoughts (obsessions) and use rituals (compulsions) to attempt to control the anxiety these thoughts produce. Read more

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

Generalized anxiety disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by excessive or disproportionate anxiety about several aspects of life, such as work, social relationships, or financial matters. Read more

Depression

Depression

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, and normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about them. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who experience it require treatment to get better. Read more

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

Bipolar disorder or bipolar mood disorder is a serious illness that is also called manic-depressive illness. People with bipolar disorder go through unusual mood changes. Sometimes they feel very happy and ‘up’, and are much more active than usual. Read more

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Psychological disorders / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 9th 2014

Anxiety disorders are psychological disorders where the chief component is anxiety, and where this anxiety is responsible for functional impairment and/or subjective distress, ad is not better explained by another psychiatric condition. Read more

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