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Link: Biological markers for treatment response in first episode psychosis – See more at: http://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/psychosis/biological-markers-for-treatment-response-in-first-episode-psychosis/#sthash.ey3TBHv5.dpuf

Psychotic disorders are characterised by the presence of positive symptoms, such as delusions, hallucinations, disturbances of self-perception, and disorganization.

The full article can be found at http://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/psychosis/biological-markers-for-treatment-response-in-first-episode-psychosis/#sthash.ey3TBHv5.dpuf.

Copyright © Author Stephen Wood

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Video: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging (Documentary)

Starting at 2 minutes, 16 seconds the documentary states that there are no medical diagnostic tests such as blood tests to confirm a diagnosis of mental illness. While I personally believe that psychotropic drugs can be of great benefit to millions of people, I also believe that diagnostic testing for underlying medical conditions which present with psychiatric manifestations should continue to be explored and carried out. Many neurological diseases can mimic Bipolar Disorder and other mental illnesses.

This is my personal statement. I do not, in any way, wish to discourage anyone from following the qualified advice of their psychiatrist or other qualified professional. My personal statement above does not replace the advice of a qualified mental health or medical professional.

– @dmin

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Link: PNES’s: Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (Health Guru)

General overview of PNES, or Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures. See more Epilepsy videos at http://www.healthguru.com

 

The full education video can be found at https://youtu.be/3s5CN7_JROs.

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Video: Malingering, Somatoform Disorder, Munchausen, Factitious Disorder Hypochondriac

The full text leading up to this video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGH8rU8NtS0.

1:50 – Malingering Disorder
2:49 – Factitious Disorder (AKA Munchausen) & Factitious by Proxy
3:36 – Somatization (AKA Somatoform Disorder) & Hypochondriasis

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Video: Danielle’s Journey with Conversion Disorder

I used to be a Division One women’s hockey player. After suffering a hate crime because of my sexuality and severe PTSD, I was diagnosed with conversion disorder. It has been a long journey over the past few years, but I am pleased to say I have made significant improvements.

The purpose of this video is to raise awareness of conversion disorder. The detrimental effects of hate crimes, discrimination, and prejudices. The power of our mind, and our subconscious. The purpose of this video is to make positive change in how we treat one another. It’s to not sit back, but take charge and create a community that will work together to destroy the stigma of mental illness, and heterosexism.

Please share and please be kind to one another. We are all one.

Desiderata

A young woman posts video of her experience with conversion disorder.

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Video: Psychogenic Movement Disorder / Conversion Disorder Update!

A young woman, Claire, talks about Conversion Disorder and what she is doing to help herself.

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Link: I Have Conversion Disorder

Fourteen year old Ivy talks about her experience with Converstion Disorder.

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Link: Diagnostic criteria for 300.11 Conversion Disorder

The site states:

These criteria are obsolete.

 

But this information is, nonetheless, interesting. The full text can be found at http://behavenet.com/node/21603.

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Link: DSM-IV Criteria for Somatoform Disorders, Factitious Disorder, and Malingering

SOMATIZATION DISORDER  A history of many physical complaints beginning before age 30 years that occur over a period of several years and result in treatment being sought or significant impairment of functioning.  Each of the following criteria must have been met, with individual symptoms occurring at any time during the course of the disturbance. o 4 pain symptoms: a history of pain related to at least 4 different sites or functions o 2 gastrointestinal symptoms: a history of at least 2 gastrointestinal symptoms other than pain o 1 sexual symptom: a history of at least 1 sexual or reproductive symptom other than pain o 1 pseudoneurological symptom: a history of at least 1 symptom or deficit suggesting a neurological condition not limited to pain  Either: o After appropriate investigation, each of the symptoms cannot be fully explained by a known general medical condition or the direct effects of a substance OR o When there is a related general medical condition, the physical complaints or resulting social or occupational impairment are in excess of what would be expected from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings  The symptoms are not intentionally produced or feigned.

 

The full text can be found via this link to a PDF at http://www.dmacc.edu/instructors/tkwilson2/AbSomatoformDSM.pdf.

 

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Video: Conversion Disorder Follow (Holly’s Story)

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