Tag: Mental Disorders / Psychopathology

Synesthesia: Characteristics, Types And Functioning

The synesthesia is a peculiar process of perceptual systems in which humans are treated together various types of feelings concerning different meanings in the same perceptive act. In this way, the person manages to perceive as a whole two different perceptions such as sound and color. It seems strange that this can happen, but it

Dermatilomania: Characteristics, Data And Treatments

The excoriation disorder is a disorder characterized psychopathological suffering from a dire need for touching, scraping, rubbing, scrubbing or rubbing the skin. People who suffer from this disorder are unable to resist performing such behaviors, so they scratch their skin impulsively to mitigate the anxiety that does not do it. Obviously, suffering this psychological alteration

Xanthophobia: Symptoms, Causes And Treatments

The xantofobia is an irrational fear and sickly to the yellow color that a human being can suffer. A person with this phobia can go to the extreme of feeling fear or fear of both the color yellow and the word yellow itself.  The word xanthophobia comes from the Greek xanthous which means “yellow” and from

Bipolar Disorder (type 1 And 2): Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

The  bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by the tendency of a person to alternate between depressive episodes and manic episodes. In type 1 the person alternates depressive episodes with full manic episodes, and in type 2 the person alternates between depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes (less severe). The symptoms of this disorder are severe,

Depersonalization Disorder: Symptoms, Causes

The depersonalization disorder  is a personality disorder characterized by experiencing severe feelings of unreality that dominate the life of the person and that prevent normal functioning in life. The sensations of depersonalization and derealization can be part of various disorders -as in acute stress disorder-, although when they are the main problem, the person meets

Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

The Alzheimer’s It is a disease whose main characteristic is the degeneration of parts of the human brain. Is about a progressive, slowly evolving dementia that begins in adulthood, and in which the first symptoms to appear are the failures in memory . However, memory failures are not the only ones that occur. Alzheimer’s begins with a degeneration of

Medications For Schizophrenia (typical And Atypical)

The drugs for schizophrenia used primarily for treatment are antipsychotic or neuroleptic drugs. Like all psychoactive drugs, when ingested, antipsychotics produce specific modifications in the brain. Specifically, they tend to act on dopamine , serotonin and histamine. The main chemical activity of antipsychotics lies in blocking the receptors of different neurotransmitters. In this way, they reduce