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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: What does it mean?

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a psychological disorder characterized by frequent and persistent behavioral patterns of anger, irritability, defiance, and vindictiveness, usually of a child to parents or those in authority. Well-behaved children could occasionally prove stubborn and difficult, but this differs from ODD because in the latter situation, the pattern is more regular, frequent, and occurs for a long period of time, usually a minimum of six months.
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Clinical Anger Issues

Do know someone who occasionally seems to explode with anger and even aggression? Of perhaps you sometimes feel full of rage that seems disproportionate to the situation, but is also difficult to control? Such symptoms may be signs of intermittent explosive disorder. This is a little known mental health condition that requires psychological treatment to eliminate the symptoms and improve functioning:
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Orthorexia Nervosa

What is Orthorexia Nervosa

Orthorexia nervosa is a condition that involves an unhealthy obsession with proper or healthy eating habits. The definition of orthorexia comes from the Greek word meaning “correct diet.” While orthorexia nervosa is not formally recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-5) (though it can be covered under the diagnosis of Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder), orthorexia is recognized by the National Eating Disorders Association and has been gaining more attention in the last several years.
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What is Maladaptive Daydreaming?

Have you ever found yourself sitting at the bus stop, waiting in the supermarket queue, maybe stuck in a dull meeting, and realized your mind was wandering off? Daydreaming is just one of those things people do. But if you find that your fantasies are starting to get in the way of real life, that could be maladaptive daydreaming.
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