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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
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a cycling and atypical mood disorder in which the symptoms get worse in winter when there are shortened days with lessened sunlight in temperate climates. It affects women more than men (about 80% are women) and is more common than one might expect with a prevalence of 1-3% of adults. [...]

September 26, 2011 More
Massage

Massage

Massage is derived from the Arabic word mass meaning to press and has been defined by Westland (1993) as the aware and conscience manipulation of soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. Many ancient cultures developed various systems of massage to promote health and healing. Contemporary approaches of massage have included bodywork techniques such [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Kleptomania

Kleptomania

Kleptomania, the impulsive and irresistible urge to steal, may have been described as early as 370 AD by St. Augustine when he wrote in Confessions “Yet I lusted to thieve and did it compelled by no hunger, nor poverty.” The term “kleptomania” is derived from the Greek words klepto meaning to steal and mania meaning [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Dysthymia

Dysthymia

Dysthymic disorder is a chronic mood disorder characterized by depressed mood (extreme irritability in children and teenagers) almost every day for most of the day for at least 2 years in adults and 1 year for children and teenagers. Most individuals with these disorders complain that they have been depressed for as long as they [...]

September 1, 2011 More