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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When Wisecracks and Puns Are Symptoms of Brain Damage
How Stuttering Works
How Sigmund Freud Worked
The terms sociopath and psychopath are used interchangeably, but they're not the same. So what's the differences between these two antisocial personality disorders?
Do you have thousands of photos and emails stored on your devices or in the cloud? If so, you might be a digital hoarder. But is that as bad as being hoarder in real life?
By Dave Roos
Suicide is a major challenge to public health in the United States. But like most public health problems, it can be prevented.
By John Donovan
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
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
Mental Illness, a prolonged disturbance of thought and emotion, marked by behavior not appropriate to reality.