Tag Archives: Disorder

What is anxiety spectrum disorder

Slightly more women are affected than men, and the condition is more common in people from the ages of 35 to 59. Past research has found that low levels of empathy correlated with low levels of social anxiety, and that social anxiety can increase along with empathy. Extremely low empathy was correlated with extremely low social… Read More »

PCOS Carries Increased Risk for Bipolar Disorder, Risk Reduced with Metformin

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine-related dysfunction in women of reproductive age.  Multiple studies have observed a higher prevalence of psychiatric illness, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder in women with PCOS  The nature of this association is not fully understood.  Some have hypothesized that the hormonal dysregulation seen in… Read More »

What is anxiety and depression disorder

However, this may not be effective for severe or long-term anxiety disorders. Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder The essential feature of generalized anxiety disorder is excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities. For a reason that is only partially known, the brain’s fight-or-flight mechanism becomes activated, even when no real threat… Read More »

State AGs ask Congress to replace law on substance use disorder records

The National Association of Attorneys General wants the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to get rid of decades-old regulations preventing doctors from knowing patient addiction treatment histories. In a letter to congressional leaders, 39 state AGs called on Congress to “replace the cumbersome, out-of-date, privacy rules contained in 42 CFR Part 2 with the… Read More »

What is Mood Disorder NOS?

Mood Disorder NOS Mood disorder not otherwise specified is more commonly known as Mood Disorder NOS. Mood Disorder NOS is a general term for any mood disorder that isn’t included under its own term in the DSM-IV. “NOS” is merely “not otherwise specified” abbreviated. The DSM-IV is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.… Read More »

Introduction to Dysphagia: A Throat and Esophageal Disorder With Many Underlying Causes

Swallowing is a complex biological action that comprises more than 31 muscles and five cranial nerves1 all working together to facilitate nutrition. Its two main goals are to push food from the mouth into the stomach and to protect airways from foreign objects.2 The Process Model of Feeding was created to help people understand how… Read More »