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Mental Disorders

Psychologist Examines Methods of Classifying Mental Disorders

Mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, according to...
catatonia

Study Seeks to Aid Diagnosis, Management of Catatonia

Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with...
Mental Disorder

Understanding Mental Disorder through a Scientific Lens

Diagnosing mental-health issues may seem straightforward: Patients discuss their symptoms and a clinician matches those symptoms to a disorder and devises an appropriate treatment....
Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers Propose New Diagnostic Model for Psychiatric Disorders

A consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists from around the world has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness, in what researchers hope...