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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa – Symptoms and causes

Also called: Anorexia Eating Disorder Summary Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that is characterized by an intense fear of weight gain, a distorted body image, severe weight loss and the absence of menstruation (in females who have already had their first menstrual period). For instance, individuals with anorexia nervosa often believe they are fat despite …

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders – Symptoms and Causes

Summary Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, including unhealthy reduction of food intake, severe overeating and/or dangerous methods to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting. Severe eating disorders may result in serious health consequences including death. Patients can be diagnosed with an eating disorder at any age, but they most often develop …

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Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Summary Self-esteem is a person’s sense of self-worth. It also involves how people define themselves, which in turn influences their motivations, attitudes and behaviors throughout life. Self-esteem can be negatively influenced by a lack of self-confidence, independence and a sense of personal identity. Constant criticism and chronic (ongoing) self-doubt can also harm an individual’s self-esteem. …

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mania

Mania – Symptoms, Causes and More

Also called: Manic Episode, Manic Disorder Summary Mania is a psychiatric symptom that causes people to engage in excessive physical activity or to experience extreme feelings, such as elation or anger. Other symptoms related to mania include rapid thoughts and speech patterns, poor judgment and reckless behavior. It is a major component of bipolar disorder, …

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bipolar disorder in children

Bipolar Disorder in Children – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: Manic Depression in Children, Pediatric Manic Depressive Disorder Summary Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health illness characterized by one or more episodes of mania (emotional highs) or mixed episodes (in which manic episodes coincide with episodes of major depression on a daily basis for at least a week). The …

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