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Substance-Induced Mood Disorder

A substance-induced mood disorder is when changing or stopping a drug causes mood changes for an extended period of time. Many drugs (prescribed and not prescribed) change the way brain cells communicate with each other. They can also change the amounts of chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) in your nervous system. Having

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Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia is defined as “paralysis of four limbs”. Quadriplegia is caused by damage to the brain or the spinal cord at a high level (C1 – C7 – in particular). The primary cause of quadriplegia is a spinal cord injury, but other conditions such as cerebral

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Hoarding

Hoarding is the compulsive purchasing, acquiring, searching, and saving of items that have little or no value. People with this disorder have persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions. This difficulty is due to the strong urges to save items and/or distress associated with discarding. When these behaviors lead

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder until 1994, is a mental illness that is characterized by having at least two clear, distinct identities or personality states. These personality states are referred to as “alters”, which essentially control the individual’s behavior and may have different reactions, emotions, and

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