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What is the difference between depressive personality disorder and dysthymia?
On Quora One answer by Puneet Prakish Trainee Orthopedic Surgeon " No difference. Dysthymia was known as depressive personality disorder in 1940 and the term changed to neurotic depression in 1960. Since 1992 the term dysthymia has been used and it is ...

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BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER(BDD)
According to WebMD: Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a distinct mental disorder in which a person is preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others often cannot see. As a result, people with this disorder see themselves as "ugly" and...

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PSYCHOSIS
If psychosis is the inability to differentiate reality/delusion, how can someone be diagnosed with psychosis and "understand" their affliction? This was the question on Quora. Answered by Tonya Baker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker "Psychosis is having h...

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LINKING DEMENTIA TO YOUR BIRTHPLACE
A new study suggests that where you were born may be associated with your risk for developing dementia. This is true even if you later move far away. The nine states that JAMA Neurology found higher rates in also high rates of stroke deaths. The study wa...

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BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
1- MINDFULNESS Tai chi is designed to calm both mind and body by using breathing and flowing movements. It helps you focus on the present moment. It is a powerful antidote to stress and anxiety through the combination of gentle exercise, stretching and m...

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CAREGIVING WHILE ALSO WORKING
1 in 6 workers are caregivers in America. 56% work full-time. 16% work 30-39 hours. 25% work under 30 hours. 70% have work-related difficulties due to their dual roles. 24% say that caregiving affects their work performance. About 25% of all family ca...

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Why do so many people resisit being medicated for mental health issues?
That was the question from Qoura. Answered by Nina Pitts, Pharm D Pharmacy University of Florida(2004) "People, in general, do not want to take "maintenance" medications. "Maintenance" medications have to be monitored at regular intervals and taken every...

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ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER
Antisocial Personality Disorder(ASPD) is described as a Axis II personality disorder. It is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others that typically begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues in...

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WHAT ALCOHOL DOES TO YOUR BODY (Part 1)
1- GOES STRAIGHT TO YOUR HEAD Your first sip of alcohol races into your brain after 30 seconds. The chemicals and pathways that your brain cells use to send messages slows down. That throws off your balance, slows your reflexes and alters your mood. You...

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Can anxiety disorder cause EKG/ECG abnormalities?
Asked on Quora. Answered by Carlo Carandang,MD,Psychiatrist,AnxietyBoss.com "Generally, anxiety disorders can cause Tachycardia,or increased heart rate do to effects of the fight or flight response, which is triggered by fear and anxiety. But this is usu...
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