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Thursday, April 28, 2016

hypochondria

Hypochondria is an obsession with the idea of having serious but undiagnosed medial condition.
Symptoms is long-term and intense fear of having a severe medical condition.
Pain can be caused by psychological factors.
One medical treatment is Prozac.
Hypochondria can cause anxiety and panic attacks.
It can last a few years or lifelong.
Usually affects people 14 and over.
But usually develops during adulthood.
More than 200,000 cases per year.
They may frequently switch doctors.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Paranoia

     Paranoia involves intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy.Paranoia is involved with many other mental disorders.Usually is connected with psychotic disorders.  Paranoia can cause dilutions that become so fixed that nobody or anything can convince them otherwise.  Symptoms of paranoia and delusional disorders include intense and irrational mistrust or suspicion, which can bring on sense of fear, anger, and betrayal.The cause of paranoia is a breakdown of various mental and emotional functions involving reasoning and assigned meanings.Treatment of paranoia is usually via medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

acute stress disorder

Acute stress disorder is a disorder that comes after a traumatic event.
Some events that cause Acute stress disorders are rape, extreme physical assault, or a near death experience
Doctors will try to rule out other possibilities while diagnosing ASD.
Things doctors try to rule out are, drug abuse, other mental disorders, other health problems, and side affects to other medication.
One major  symptom is dissociation, which is detachment of the mind from emotions.
Other symptoms are generalized anxiety, avoidance, recurring  thoughts or visions of the event.
Treatment include medication and  psychological therapy.
You might  get hospitalized if they think you are at risk of suicide.
Many people who are diagnosed with ASD are later are diagnosed with PTSD.
The sooner you get help after a traumatic event the less likely you are to have ASD.