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An anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense and apprehensive.
An anxiety disorder that consists of sudden, overwhelming attacks of unexplained anxiety. Physical symptoms include choking or shortness of breath.
A disorder in which a person has lingering memories, nightmares, and other symptoms after a severely threatening, uncontrollable event.
A disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions).
Marked by a persistent and irrational fear of an object or situation that presents no realistic danger.
dissociative identity disorder (DID)
A rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct (different) and alternating personalities.
Dissociative disorder characterized by the sudden and extensive inability to recall important personal information in reaction to a traumatic event.
The sudden loss of memory for one's personal history, accompanied by an abrupt departure from home and travel to a new location.
Disorders characterized by physical symptoms for which no known physical cause exists. Starts with a fear of a specific disease.
A rare somatoform disorder in which a person experiences very specific genuine physical symptoms for which no physiological basis can be found. There is a loss of function or impairment.
Inflexible and enduring patterns of behavior that impair social functioning (relationships).
antisocial personality disorder
A personality disorder in which the person (usually a man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing and a lack of respect for the rights of others. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever and charming con artist.
Mood disorder in which the person alternates or swings between the hoplessness of major depression and the elevated or overexcited state of mania.
major depressive disorder
A mood disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or a medical condition, two or more weeks of significantly depressed moods, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished interest or pleasure in most activities.
narcissistic personality disorder
Characterized by a grandiose sense of self-importance, a preoccupation with fantasies of success or power, and a need for constant attention or admiration.
histrionic personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by overly reactive behavior, exaggerated emotion, and a preoccupation with being the center of attention. A play for sympathy and attention.
compulsive personality disorder
Preoccupied with rules, order, organization, efficiency and details, Inability to express warm emotions and take pleasure in pleasurable activities.
paranoid personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of people.
dependent personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by helplessness; a failure to assume responsibility for major areas of one's life and a reliance on others to make important decisions. Lack of self-esteem.
passive-aggressive personality disorder
Indirectly expressed resistance to reasonable requests or demands on the job or in personal relationships.
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