Tag: General Psychiatry

Light Therapy

Light Therapy

Light therapy, also referred to as phototherapy, has been a unique form of treatment for individuals suffering from a depressive disorder that has seasonal patterns. In the majority of cases, these individuals develop an episode of depression in the fall or winter with remission of the episode in the spring. Light therapy requires that the [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis is a psychiatric illness in which individuals experience anxiety about misinterpreted physical symptoms that they fear or believe indicate the presence of an undiagnosed medical disease. For example, a mark on the skin may be interpreted as cancer or a sign of AIDS, or sweating may be interpreted as a heart condition. This anxiety [...]

September 14, 2011 More