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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Experts are divided on whether animal hoarding should be considered a separate mental disorder from general hoarding.
By Alia Hoyt Oct 10, 2017
Now in its fifth edition, the DSM is the bible of diagnosing mental disorders in the U.S. Adding or removing a condition from the manual can greatly impact public opinion, as well as pharmaceutical and insurance practices.
By Alia Hoyt
Doctoral programs are extremely grueling and stressful at times, but a new study shows they can even spark some serious psychiatric problems.
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.
By Clint Pumphrey
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
Food scientists dub sound 'the forgotten flavor sense.' A new study looked at how sound factored into how much we ate, with some interesting results.
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.
By Oisin Curran
Violent behavior within six months is significantly more likely in people with mental illness if they've experienced these three risk factors.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 15, 2016
Fine dining is full of intense pressure and really long hours for food professionals. One nonprofit is trying to change that reality.
By Sarah Gleim Feb 23, 2016
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?
By John Perritano
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.
By Laurie L. Dove
How's this for a suicide statistic: Every year roughly 14% of Americans die as a result of suicide. Get more suicide prevention and awareness statistics
Suicide warning signs and symptoms may be hard to detect, but recognizing them may save a person's life. Learn the top suicide warning signs and symptoms
By Jennifer Wolfe
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.
Celebrities aren't exempt from mental health issues. This list includes some of Hollywood and history's most well-known names who have or are dealing with various disorders.
By Marianne Spoon & Travis M. Chaffin
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.
What are the symptoms of Body Integrity Identity Disorder? Find out more about this rare and unusual mental disorder.
By Discovery Fit and Health Writers
Learn more about the rare and unusual mental disorder, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Find out what causes these fairy tale-like symptoms.
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