Fear of people is a sign of social anxiety

People with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) are very afraid of social and performance situations because they are afraid of being embarrassed, humiliated, or receiving negative comments. This disease is not only shy, but also requires diagnosis and treatment by

What is binge eating?

What is binge eating? Binge eating involves consuming large amounts of food very quickly, even when not hungry, and to the point of being uncomfortable. Almost everyone will overeating occasionally, but it can also become a disease. Binge eating

Unspecified personality disorder (PD-NOS)

Personality disorder (PD-NOS) not otherwise specified, also known as personality disorder NOS, is a diagnostic category in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). This diagnostic category is dedicated to major clinical problems

Why is multi-axis diagnostics obsolete

The most common diagnostic system for mental illness is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the fifth edition has been published. Although the last DSM DSM-IV used multi-axis diagnostics, DSM-5 eliminated the system. What are the

Diabetes and eating disorders

Studies have shown that women with type 1 diabetes are 2.4 times more likely to suffer from eating disorders than non-diabetic women, and 1.9 times more likely to suffer from subthreshold eating disorders. If a diabetic has an eating

Axis II and borderline personality disorder

The diagnostic system commonly used to diagnose borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other personality disorders using axes is now obsolete. BPD and other personality disorders were diagnosed as Axis II disorder last year Manual of Diagnosis and Statistics of

ARFID is more than just picky eaters

Are you or someone you know a picky eater? Some extremely picky eaters may suffer from an eating disorder called avoidance/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). In most cases, picky eating will not affect weight status, growth or daily function.

ADHD combination type

There are three forms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). these are: ADHD, which is mainly inattention, is characterized by attention adjustment problems. Hyperactivity/impulsive ADHD is characterized by impulsive and hyperactive behaviors. Combined ADHD is where inattention and hyperactivity/impulsiveness

Specifiers that appear in bipolar disorder

The specifier is an extension of the diagnosis and can further clarify the course, severity, or special characteristics of a disorder or disease. Specifiers of mood disorders Manual of Diagnosis and Statistics of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) Specifiers are widely

SCOFF Questionnaire Screening for Eating Disorders

If you think that thoughts about food, weight, and appearance may take up too much of your time, then you may be experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder

The Kindling Theory and Function of Bipolar Disorder

If a patient with bipolar disorder has not been treated for many years, will he or she begin to experience rapid cycling bipolar disorder or become resistant to treatment for the disorder? If a normal life stressor initially triggers

Overview of Social Avoidance and Pain Scale

The Social Avoidance and Distress Scale (SADS) is a 28-item self-rating scale used to measure all aspects of social anxiety, including distress, discomfort, fear, anxiety, and avoidance of social situations. Scale development The Social Avoidance and Pain Scale was

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

What is post-traumatic stress disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that involves extreme pain and interruptions in daily life. This condition is related to exposure to traumatic events. Approximately 6% of the American population will experience