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Psychiatry

Clinical disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorders OCD is a disorder with a wide range of clinical manifestations. Although people who receive this diagnosis may present with seemingly different thoughts and behaviors, they share the basic mechanism: the interplay of obsessions and compulsions. Anxiety disorders Mood disorders Eating disorders Eating disorders are disorders manifested by changes in eating behavior. The […]

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Dysthymia

Dysthymia, defined in the DSM-5 as persistent depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that falls within the depressive disorders. Dysthymia is a disorder characterized by chronic mood swings, but unlike major depression, it is characterized by a lower intensity of symptoms. It involves impairment in social relationships and often in work activity. Dysthymia is a

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a disorder characterized by the compulsive need to pull and play with hair and body hair. Plucking eyelashes or eyebrows is also part of this disorder. There may also be repeated attempts to reduce or stop the plucking, and significant work, social, and interpersonal discomfort or dysfunction due to the symptom. Although it

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Compulsive hoarding disorder [disposophobia]

In disposophobia (compulsive hoarding disorder or pathological accumulation), the subject always has great difficulty disposing of or getting rid of objects, which end up accumulating and invading the environments in which he or she lives, to the point of making them uninhabitable. The need to acquire – without using or discarding – these possessions leads

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Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the specialized branch of medicine concerned with the experimental study, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of mental disorders. It can be defined as a “synthesis discipline,” in that the maintenance and pursuit of mental health, which is the fundamental purpose of psychiatry, is achieved by taking into consideration various fields: medical-pharmacological, neurological, psychological, sociological, legal,

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