Definitive DSM-5 diagnosis list

Mental disorders (aka mental illnesses) are health conditions that involve changes in thinking, emotion, or behavior—or some combination of the three. Mental disorders are connected with distress and/or impairment in functioning, whether that be socially, occupationally, or in some other dimension of life.  According to the National Institute of Mental…

DSM-5 Bipolar 2: Criteria, symptoms, and treatments

Bipolar 2 disorder is a class of mood disorder characterized by at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode. Bipolar 2 is distinguished from the other mood disorders bipolar 1 (manic depression) and cyclothymic disorder by hypomania, which is a period of elevated mood that doesn’t…

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