Tag: GAD

Postpartum Disorders

Postpartum Disorders

Any psychiatric illness may occur during the postpartum period. However, the most common disorders having an onset, recurrence, or exacerbation in the postpartum period include mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Difficulty with adjustment and problems in the mother-infant relationship may also occur after childbirth. Women who experienced a psychiatric disorder prior to or during the [...]

September 23, 2011 More
Mental Illness

Mental Illness

Mental illness can be defined as behavioral, psychological, or biological dysfunction that interferes with an individual’s daily life and ability to cope with normal stressors. A “mental disorder” is differentiated from a “physical disorder” in order to categorize types of problematic symptoms and behaviors and to guide decisions regarding the boundary between normality and pathology. [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

The term Anxiety Disorders refers to a category of psychiatric illnesses that are generally more chronic than substance use or affective (mood) disorders. It is estimated that 25% of the population have had some type of anxiety disorder in their lifetime. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) classifies [...]

July 28, 2011 More