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Psychiatric disorders

Psychiatric disorders: Introduction

Psychiatric disorders are mental health disorders. The term tends to be used for more severe mental illness rather than some of the less severe types of psychological disorders, because psychiatrists are able to prescribe medications and thus tend to treat more severe conditions than psychologists can treat with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Some of the more severe psychiatric conditions include psychotic conditions (e.g. schizophrenia) or major depressive disorder. On the other hand, the psychiatric profession does treat any type of mental illness. Some common examples of psychological/psychiatric disorders include anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders and behavioral disorders. Psychiatric disorders are often treated by a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...more »

Symptoms of Psychiatric disorders

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Psychiatric disorders: Related Patient Stories

Psychiatric disorders: Deaths

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Types of Psychiatric disorders

Causes of Psychiatric disorders

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Disease Topics Related To Psychiatric disorders

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Psychiatric disorders: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Psychiatric disorders

Underactive thryoid may be misdiagnosed as depression: Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is an endocrine gland disorder that is more common in women. It...read more »

Adrenal gland disorder difficult to correctly diagnose: Addison's disease, a disorder of the adrenal glands, causes a variety of symptoms, and is often misdiagnosed in early stages. Common misdiagnoses include depression or ...read more »

Calcium disorder a hidden cause of depression-like symptoms: Another uncommon endocrine disorder that can be misdiagnosed as depression is hypocalcemia (low blood calcium), which is usually due to a disorder of the ...read more »

Rare seizure-less epilepsy misdiagnosed as various conditions: A complex partial seizure disorder, such as temporal lobe epilepsy can be misdiagnosed as various conditions. Some of the possible...read more »

Multiple sclerosis often misdiagnosed as mental disorder: The early stages of multiple sclerosis may cause various general feelings of wellness, happiness,...read more »

Lupus is often misdiagnosed as other conditions: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), often simply called "lupus", is a difficult disease to...read more »

Rare copper disease insidious and misdiagnosed: Wilson's disease (a form of copper overload) is a rare disorder that has a slow and insidious onset that can often fail to be diagnosed. Copper...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed,...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may...read more »

Psychiatric disorders: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Psychiatric disorders

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Psychiatric disorders: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Psychiatric disorders

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Research about Psychiatric disorders

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Clinical Trials for Psychiatric disorders

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Statistics for Psychiatric disorders

Psychiatric disorders: Broader Related Topics

Psychiatric disorders Message Boards

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Definitions of Psychiatric disorders:

Specific disorder usually appearing in the second or third decade, characterized by symptoms of depression between late fall and early spring, sometimes followed by mania or hypomania; intense light is reportedly therapeutic. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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