Let’s find out about this ‘disorder’ – What is ADHD? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) is often used to define the typical presentations of a child, adolescent, or adult whose behaviour suggests a diagnosis of ADHD. For the exact table, please refer to the DSM-V itself; however, the following notes provide an overview summary. There are three ‘presentations’ or groups of behaviour: Hyperactive/Impulsive, Inattentive, and Mixed (both hyperactive and inattentive). There are nine symptoms or characteristic behaviours for Hyperactive/Impulsive, and nine for Inattentive. For children or adolescents up to the age of 17, to have a diagnosis determined, six of the nine behaviours in Hyperactive/Impulsive or Inattentive must be demonstrated. These behaviours should be noted in at least two […]
In this blog, we have prepared a list of warning signs for an Eating Disorder and provided the DSM-V criteria for the three most common Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. If you can relate to several of the warning signs, it could be that you have an Eating Disorder, or you could be at risk of developing an Eating Disorder.It is important to seek help as soon as you suspect there is a problem – this blog concludes with important information on treating eating disorders and how to get help. 10 Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder 1. Low weight for height (BMI less than 17.5) 2. Preoccupation with food including constant dieting, counting calories, skipping meals, avoiding certain food groups […]
Why Am I Depressed? Find Your Answer Here. Ever noticed life has lost its shine, becoming some mediocre hue of blue, and not know why? When depression creeps in, passion and joy slip away and life becomes a daily grind of going through the motions. “But why” you may ask – no one wants to feel depressed, and no doubt if you are reading this you probably want to find your mojo back ASAP. Understanding why you are depressed is the first question you need to figure the answer out to because once you know why you are depressed you will know what’s required to change your mood and get that mojo back!! This article is your guide to answering that ever important question “why am […]
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About 1 in 4 people will experience a panic attack at some stage in their life. Panic attacks are characterised by abrupt surges of intense fear and anxiety, that peak within a short time, and cause distressing physical symptoms. Often because the first attack occurs unexpectedly without an obvious trigger, the attack is interpreted as ‘something must be seriously wrong with me’, either physically, or mentally, increasing the anxiety and panic. And because the first attack is so scary, people become afraid of having another attack, the fear of fear develops and Panic Disorder takes hold of you. The good news is there are effective psychological treatments for Panic Disorder. This will be useful if… you have had or think you might suffer with panic attacks […]