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Anorexia Nervosa Is Typically Characterized By
Many: Aggression is a common symptom in many disorders. In my practice of child & adolescent psychiatry, aggression is actually the most common reason for referral. Aggression is a somewhat generic reaction of some people who are in distress. Aggression alone is not much help diagnostically. Discovering the underlying causes, or triggers, for the aggression is the key to proper diagnosis. ...Read more
No: Bulimia involves bingeing and purging (through vomiting, laxatives, exercise or restricting). Anorexia involves restricting (with a subtype of purging), and Binge Eating Disorder is eating large quantities of food at once. These behaviors are only part of the clinical picture, as a person's self-esteem, ways of coping, and attitudes towards relationships and conflicts are part of the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emotion: Emotional numbing can occur often as a response to extreme trauma. An example would be a combat veteran returning home and feeling nothing at the death of a loved one. People with schizoid personality disorder are indifferent to interpersonal relationships and appear to be emotionless, often. These are just two examples, there are others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That IS one of: the symptoms of addiction. Among others is a compulsion to act on the addictive urge(s). Then there are the consequences, which vary depending upon what type of addiction (gambling, alcohol, sex, internet, food and drugs are the big six). Look for triggers and cues to set up the addictive reflex (the automatic urge to act out). Go to an addictionologist or psychologist. ...Read more
Hypogonadism: About 50% of women who lose their regular cycles due to excess stress, exercise or an eating disorder when weight is regained. If your serum leptin level is low, it is a good sign that this could be a factor. If the LH and FSH levels are low, most physicians will check an MRI to insure that your absent periods are in fact due to the anorexia. ...Read more
It Certainly can be: Adhd stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so yes, adhd can be characterized by extreme hyperactivity. Of course, not all children with adhd will exhibit this. Some children with adhd can seem like they are the "energizer bunny". They are always on the go, have difficulty sitting still, fidget, and talk excessively. There are other disorders in children that can mimic adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If significant loss: Lack of menses when previously established (secondary amenorrhea) can result from many causes including depression, rapid change in weight (excess or loss) and various endocrine causes such as hypothyroidism, pcos (and of course pregnancy) . If your eating habits is very selective and poor resulting in significant decrease in body mass index (bmi), then your menses may become erratic and spotty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To answer: Binge eating disorder patients purge less often than bulimic patients, however, both need professional help just as much. Also pateints can present with or without puprging at difeerent times. If you know someone with either condition please make sure they contact a specialist who works with a team of counselors, dieticians, primary care docotors and psychitrists for the best care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the personality disorder is characterized by one being unnecessarily dramatic and always negative?
Histrionic PD w/: A sub-type of the histrionic personality that millon calls "tempestuous" - it includes: being impulsive, out of control; with moody complaints, sulking; precipitous emotion, stormy, impassioned, easily wrought-up, periodically inflamed, turbulent. Not easy to live with for the person or those close. Take care. Therapy might help if you are really motivated and find a good person. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the means by which anxiety disorders and personality disorders differ from an adjustment disorder?
Symptoms & Time: Anxiety disorders involve symptoms of anxiety and often fear in the case of phobias. Personality disorders contain traits and consistent behaviors that tend to be longer lasting and less episodic than anxiety (depending on disorder). Adjustment disorder contain a mixture of symptoms, often anxiety/depression for a limited period of time due to identifiable stressor. ...Read more
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