Tag: Clinical Psychiatry

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania, a disorder of chronic hair pulling, is classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) as an impulse control disorder. The individual experiences a recurrent and generally irresistible urge to engage in hair pulling, resulting in significant hair loss. This may occur at multiple sites, most often on the scalp, [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Phobia

Phobia

Phobias are irrational and excessive fears of specific things or situations. Phobias are categorized as a type of anxiety disorder. In modern psychiatry, phobias may be described as specific or simple phobias centered around clearly defined objects or circumstances, or fears around more general circumstances such as agoraphobia (fear of sudden, severe panic attacks) or [...]

September 23, 2011 More