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Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized with unusual behavior involving perception about reality. Psychosis occurs due to the abnormal thinking and perception of the person that is beyond the real world. Hallucinations and delusions are the most common symptoms in schizophrenia and psychotic disorder that manifests as bizarre behavior in the person.

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is a psychological eating disorder that is characterized by a period of binge eating followed by inappropriate means of weight control such as self-induced vomiting (purging), the most common form, and other methods such as the use of laxatives and diuretics, fasting, enemas, and over-exercise. The binge eating behavior of a Bulimic individual is highly associated with major depression and stress. The behavior of one with Bulimia Nervosa is also closely related with other psychiatric... Read more about Bulimia Nervosa

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder is a condition that involves the persistent withdrawal from social relationships and absence of emotional responsiveness in most instances. This condition is often referred to as a “pleasure deficiency” due to the seeming inability of the person suffering from Schizoid Personality Disorder to have joyful or pleasurable responses to life... Read more about Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that involves a severe and highly disabling mental disorder of the brain. The mental disorder involved in Schizophrenia is one that is characterized by the person’s abnormal perceptions and expression of reality. The character of a Schizophrenic is manifested with auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusion, paranoid personality, a dysfunctional social and occupational life, with disorganized thinking and... Read more about Schizophrenia

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a personality disorder that is characterized by a need for social isolation, odd behavior and thinking, and often unconventional beliefs. Individuals with Schizotypal Personality Disorder appear strikingly odd and often project magical thinking, peculiar notions, ideas of reference, illusions and... Read more about Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Shared Psychotic Disorder

In 1877, researchers Lasegue and Falret described shared psychotic disorder as transfer of delusions from one person to another. The two individuals that are usually involved are closely associated for a long time and typically live together in relatively social isolation. This rare psychiatric disorder is also referred to as folie à deux which literally translates as "a madness shared by two". The syndrome involves a symptom of psychosis, particularly a paranoid or delusional belief. When the same... Read more about Shared Psychotic Disorder