Panic disorder

“Panic disorder” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by reoccurring unexpected panic attacks.[1] Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen.[1][2] The maximum degree […]

Alcohol abuse

“Alcohol abuse” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Alcohol abuse encompasses a spectrum of unhealthy alcohol drinking behaviors, ranging from binge drinking to alcohol dependence. Alcohol abuse was a psychiatric diagnosis in the DSM-IV, and has been merged with alcohol dependence into alcohol use disorder in the DSM-5.[1][2] Globally, […]

Anthropophobia: The Fear of People

Anthropophobia is an often temporary social phobia that commonly affects adolescents. It is distinguished from misanthropy by its moral and philosophical side, which is not a phobia. HOW DO YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND ANTHROPOPHOBIA? The fear of people is common among 13-18 year olds, for whom the slightest social contact can quickly seem insurmountable. The symptoms […]

Beyond Pack-Rat: Hoarding Disorder and Diogenes syndrome

Compulsive hoarding, aka Diogenes syndrome, is a pathological anxiety disorder that hampers a person’s general ability to disassociate value from objects. Typically this manifests in an accumulation of unnecessary items over a period of months, or even years. Although this trend remains controllable in a majority of individuals with the disorder, compulsive hoarding can evolve […]

The Department of Education & Learning Disability Funding In The Era of Betsy DeVos

The Trump administration’s culture of unaccountability is no secret to anybody with their eye on the news. Whether it be human rights violations at the border, the transformation of the Supreme Court to a partisan tool of presidential legislation or the rolling back of civil rights for millions of Americans, the current administration’s murky exploits […]