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- Brief psychotic disorder
Brief psychotic disorder is in the group of mental illnesses called the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.
Symptoms of brief psychotic disorder can include hallucinations or delusions, and they last no longer than a month.
The specific causes for brief psychotic disorder are usually not known, but it is thought to be due to a mix of inherited, biological, environmental, and psychological risk factors Read More
- Munchausen syndrome
Munchausen syndrome is a mental disorder that is characterized by the sufferer causing or pretending to have physical or psychological symptoms in his or herself.
Adults aged 20-40 years are the most likely groups to develop Munchausen syndrome. Women with some knowledge or training in health care and men with little familial attachment are particularly vulnerable to this disorder.
Munchausen syndrome is often either p Read More
The symptoms of narcolepsy most commonly begin between the ages of 10 and 25. They may worsen for the first few years, and then continue for life. They include:
Excessive daytime sleepiness. People with narcolepsy fall asleep without warning, anywhere, anytime. For example, you may suddenly nod off while working or talking with friends. You may sleep for a few minutes or up to a half-hour before awakening a Read More
- Psychotic disorders
Psychotic disorders are mental illnesses that make it difficult to think logically and clearly. They can cause hallucinations, which are false perceptions of things that aren't really happening, and delusions, which are false beliefs about what's happening in the world. Psychotic disorders can also affect your mood and behavior. Psychotic disorders are often grouped into two categories: schizophrenia and bipolar d Read More
- Schizoaffective disorder
Schizoaffective disorder symptoms may vary from person to person. People with the condition experience psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions, as well as symptoms of a mood disorder — either bipolar type (episodes of mania and sometimes depression) or depressive type (episodes of depression).
The course of schizoaffective disorder usually features cycles of severe symptoms followed by periods of improvement with Read More
Schizophrenia involves a range of problems with thinking, behavior or emotions. Signs and symptoms may vary, but usually involve delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech, and reflect an impaired ability to function. The effect can be disabling.
Schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. It's uncommon for children to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. Early-onset schizophrenia occurs before age 18. Very early- Read More