Imagine carrying around parts of another human being inside your body--from birth, not from a transplant operation. Or suffering a psychiatric condition in which you felt compelled to pull out and eat your own hair. From parasitic twin to trichotillomania and more, here are 10 bizarre illnesses.
Are you anxious about being anxious? Generalized, free-floating anxiety isn't a failure of character. It is a treatable condition of the brain. Here is what you need to know about generalized anxiety disorder and its treatments.
If there is anything every child who has autism probably wants his or her family to know, it is "I am a kid, too." Children with autism have the same needs that other children have, along with the special needs of autism. Here are 10 realities of autism for parents of special needs children.
A phobia is an irrational and abnormal fear. Patients may experience sweating, breathlessness, and fear of dying depending on the severity of the condition. Drugs as well as hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming are known treatments.
There are many factors that affect your psychological health and can push you into depression. Here are 10 tricky age-related depression triggers that your doctor should tell you about.
Anorexia nervosa is an irrational restriction of food in fear of weight gain. Bulimia nervosa is binge eating followed by purging using various methods in fear of weight gain. These are common eating disorders.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by periodic episodes of extreme elevation of mood followed by episodes of extreme depression. It is a serious condition affecting 2% of the American population. Read on to find more about the common features of this disease and how to tackle it.
Dementia is the irreversible, progressive loss of higher cognitive function in such a way that daily life is adversely affected. There is no cure, but drug therapy can be used for behavioral modification.