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Difference between having severe social anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), also known as the DSM, is the guide for any psychological disorders, and the DSM-5 which is the current version (...
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Scrotal swelling affecting a child

This is not the right place to ask that question, you/your sister need to talk with the medical professional who evaluated and diagnosed him. In the USA, whoever proposes to do surgery has a legal ...
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Musculoskeletal vs. muscular disorders

I only partly agree with previous answer and would like to contrast some of the points suggesting that "muskuloskeletal disorders is a term used in occupational medicine". According to the ...
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Does being transgender a mental health condition? If no, why not?

Being transgendered is NOT a mental health condition. The American Psychiatric Association states that a mental health disorder requires distress or disability (APA, n.d.). A psychological state is ...
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Do I have a disorder? (See description)

You can't make a diagnosis based on a few behaviours, let alone on a forum. If you feel these experiences are interfering with your daily life, then seek professional help - perhaps your doctor or ...
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Does skin picking cause skin cancer?

From Skin cancer causes and risk factors ( Can skin picking cause cancer? Frequent skin picking, also called dermatillomania, may damage the skin, but researchers have not found a ...
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Musculoskeletal vs. muscular disorders

This is more the matter of the usage of the terms rather than an actual categorization. "Musculoskeletal disorders" is a term used in occupational medicine that refers to "minor" ...
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Wishing to be dead without committing suicide

Self-harm is not a mental illness, but a behavior that indicates a lack of coping skills. Several illnesses are associated with it, including borderline personality disorder, depression, eating ...
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