Please note the date each article was posted or last reviewed. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician. Assuming that the Mayan calendar mania was wrong and the world spins madly on, today marks the shortest daytime of the year in the northern hemisphere. People with this condition lose steam when the days get shorter and the nights longer. Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder include loss of pleasure and energy, feelings of worthlessness, inability to concentrate, and uncontrollable urges to eat sugar and high-carbohydrate foods.
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For one thing, popular attitudes about the disorder can reduce your chances of receiving a BPD diagnosis. In a study published in Frontiers in Psychology , researchers observed that adolescents seeking treatment for personality disorder BPD is one type faced more stigma than peers who sought treatment for other psychiatric disorders. Among all those adolescents seeking treatment for personality disorders, those with BPD faced the most stigma, according to the study. But also tricky is the fact that several of the common symptoms of BPD mimic those of other mental illnesses — and, as is the case with any mental illness, those with BPD may even be suffering from more than one related condition. Some research estimates that about one in four people with BPD , which has an upward estimated prevalence of 6 percent in the United States, have another related condition. Without the right diagnosis, people with BPD continue to struggle with their symptoms. Santopietro says.
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Sedative-hypnotic drugs — sometimes called "depressants" — and anxiolytic antianxiety drugs slow down the activity of the brain. An older class of drugs, called barbiturates Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, phenobarbital fit into this broad category. Other drugs in this group include chloral hydrate which when mixed with alcohol was once known as "knockout drops" or a "Mickey Finn" , glutethimide, methaqualone Quaalude, Sopor, "ludes" and meprobamate Equanil, Miltown and other brand names.
The causes of eating disorders are not clear, although both biological and environmental factors appear to play a role. Treatment can be effective for many eating disorders. In the developed world , anorexia affects about 0. These eating disorders are specified as mental disorders in standard medical manuals, including the ICD and the DSM Symptoms and complications vary according to the nature and severity of the eating disorder: .