Anorexia Nervosa Statistics

What is anorexia? Anorexia is a disorder in which those affected compulsively control their food intake and reduce it to a minimum. This leads to extreme weight loss. Anorexia is associated with limited body awareness. Even if those affected have long been underweight, they still feel too fat. Anorexia Nervosa Statistics are easier to calculate today than in the past, as […]

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. It’s defined as a “fear of people” and is common among 13-18 year olds, for whom the slightest social contact can quickly seem insurmountable. The symptoms of anthropophobia […]

Beyond Pack-Rat: Hoarding Disorder and Diogenes syndrome

By Tina Richardson   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, […]

Multiple personality disorder

Most definitions and explanations for multiple personality disorder use the dissociative identity disorder definition, which is what it’s currently known as.  Others make it seem more like a pop-psychology concept. While we can all understand people wanting to paint it in a more positive light, sometimes the definition and the characterization of dissociative identity disorder […]