From depression to schizophrenia, mental disorders vary greatly in severity and impact on daily life. Learn about the causes and treatments available for a variety of mental disorders.
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By Shelley Danzy Sep 14, 2017
Scientists believe that coffee bubble phobia — a symptom of trypophobia, or a fear of holes — could be an evolutionary aversion to parasites.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 24, 2017
Although it's rare, there are cases of two people sharing the same psychotic condition. How does that happen?
By Alia Hoyt Apr 6, 2017
Casually using psychiatric terms for personality quirks can be harmful to people who actually have these illnesses.
By Dave Roos Jan 26, 2017
Your average psychopath isn't a ruthless killer. It's far likelier you'll find them running for office, leading a company or just enjoying a cup of coffee next to you at work.
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Imagine being afraid that if someone touches you or that if you sit down, you'll break. That's what life was like for someone with the glass delusion.
By Bryan Young Apr 25, 2016
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By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 6, 2016
Is social media turning us all into raging narcissists? Probably not, but that doesn't mean your friends aren't sick of your selfies.
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Financial hardship. Work deadlines. A trip to Paris. Wait, what? A visit to the City of Light is enough to send you off the deep end?
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Some blame coulrophobia, or the irrational fear of clowns, on Pennywise, the psycho clown in Stephen King's 1986 book "It.â€ But clowns started scaring people long before that.
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Co-dependency often begins in childhood, triggered by unhealthy family dynamics. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for co-dependency.
By Maria Trimarchi
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by a distorted self-image and difficulty controlling emotions. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for borderline personality disorder.
Personality disorders affect the way a person sees and interacts with the world, from attitudes to relationships to behaviors. Learn about the types of personality disorders and treatment options.
People with dissociative identity disorder (DID) form alternate personalities that take command of their body. Learn about the warning signs of DID and possible causes.
By Tom Scheve
Paranoia is a personality disorder characterized by an overwhelming feeling of distrust and suspicion of other people and their motives. Learn about the signs and treatments for paranoia.
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Sure, you know what bipolar disorder is. Itâ€™s that condition where you just have dramatic mood swings and you get lots done during the manic episodes â€¦ right? Not quite.
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