Tag Archives: Syndromes

What Is Munchausen Syndrome?

Munchausen syndrome was named after Baron von Munchausen: a German officer in the 18th century who was well-known for embellishing stories about his life experiences. Munchausen syndrome is a type of factitious disorders. Someone who has been diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome repeatedly acts as though they have a physical or mental disorder, when in reality,

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5 Tips to Deal With Empty Nest Syndrome

It is a common phenomenon that many older individuals have struggled with without a name to put to it. It can be triggered in both men and women, and it comes, usually without warning, at the departure of your children—the empty nest syndrome. This wave of feelings is incredibly common, though many couples and parents

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An Overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder brought on by a person experiencing one or more traumatic events. Common stressor events could be sexual assault, the threat of death, sustaining a serious injury, or fighting in a war. The result of the event or events typically leaves the individual with feelings of intense fear,

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Figuring Out Gender Identity Disorder

Gender identity disorder (GID), or what is also called gender dysphoria, is identified as a strong and persistent feelings of identification with the opposite gender and a discomfort with one’s own gender. Those with GID often believe that they are victims of a biological accident and are imprisoned in a body that is incompatible with

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The Premise of a Culture Bound Syndrome

It is not one simple syndrome. Instead, culture bound syndrome is any syndrome, mental state, or idea or feeling that is tied to folklore or to the beliefs of the culture from which the syndrome originated. These syndromes often have cultural names that do not make sense to those that are not a part of the culture

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The World of an Autistic Child

An autistic child can be extremely difficult to figure out. Their behavior is perplexing and challenging. The thing to remember is that they are children just trying to figure out the world while learning to live with this handicap. Autism Spectrum Disorder The first thing to learn as a parent of an autistic child is

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Understanding Compulsive Overeating Disorder

Dealing with an eating disorder is never easy, especially for men or women who have struggled with weight or self-esteem issues their entire life. Understanding more about compulsive overeating is a way to help others in need while also ensuring you are not depriving your body from necessary nutrients. What is Compulsive Overeating Disorder? Compulsive

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The Makings of Conduct Disorder

CONDUCT DISORDER DEFINED A conduct disorder is any behavior that is repeated on the part of the child exhibiting the behaviors, and includes any behaviors in the range of what are considered to be “antisocial type behaviors in childhood or adolescence.” WebMD refers to conduct disorders as any disorder which may have an emotional or

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The Ugly Reality Behind Battered Woman Syndrome

Do you think you understand domestic violence? Chances are you may not be as informed as you think you are. Unless you or someone extremely close to you has experienced a form of abuse you may not fully understand the depth and widespread consequences of domestic abuse including what is now called the Battered Woman Syndrome. 

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The How and What of Celiac Disease

There are tons of diseases that affect millions of people across the globe and knowing about them is the best way to learn and figure out if you or someone you know may have them. Celiac disease is one such disease that affects more people than you might ever imagine. It is important that in

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Mental Health Facts You May Not Know

Problems with depression, schizophrenia, bipolarity, and other mental health issues are common in today’s youth. One in ten of children will experience a major depression episode and one in twenty Americans have some sort of mental illness. With so many rumors out there, it is time to get the mental health facts. Depending on the

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What Is a Physician Assisted Suicide Exactly?

For some, ending one’s life would seem a perfectly logical solution when faced with a painful and terminal illness. Today, mercy killing, is nothing new. Suffering and pain has always been a part of being human.  There has always existed the argument of mercifully ending the pain of those suffering from incurable illness or injury.

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