Carolyn Costin, a marriage and family therapist at the Eating Disorder
Center of California in Malibu and author of ``The Eating Disorders
Source Book,'' viewed ``Thin'' Thursday at a professional conference in Philadelphia.
But Brooks emphasizes that the issue is far more complicated: "While there is truth to this idea, it's more likely the ease that eating disorders
develop when there are many factors at work over time, including family pressures, shame, and mixed messages about food, appearance, and weight.
Blakemore's group used a vibrating device to stimulate the tip of the left index finger on 10 adults with Asperger syndrome and 9 adults who had no developmental disorder
He gives considerable attention to issues regarding the diagnosis of conduct disorder
People use it recklessly to characterize anyone who believes that homosexual encounters represent a disorder
Instead of starving themselves, people with an eating disorder
called bulimia (or bulimia nervosa) eat a huge amount-like a quart of ice cream, a giant bag of chips, or a package of cookies-in a short time.
The categorical model assumes that a child either has a disorder
, or does not.
For over 20 years, the Broken Windows Theory--that neighborhood disorder
leads to serious violent crime--has influenced policing.
Early-onset bipolar disorder
is often difficult to recognize and diagnose because distinguishing between normal behaviors and pathological behaviors in children can be challenging, and because symptoms of bipolar disorder
may resemble those of, and/or co-occur with, other common childhood-onset mental disorders
(Bowring & Kovacs, 1992; National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2000; Papolos & Papolos, 1999).
However, the DSM-IV TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
, 4th edition, Text Revised) defines Major Depressive Disorder
(MDD) as a mental illness in which a person consistently experiences deep, unshakable sadness and diminished interest in all activities for a period of at least 2 weeks.
2005) in this issue of Environmental Health Perspectives reignites the issue of the role that phthalate exposure during pregnancy may play in the etiology of reproductive disorders
in human males.
Just under 3 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 46 years have experienced at least one manic episode suggestive of Bipolar I Disorder
according to the data from the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-being.