Tagged: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Restless Legs Syndrome and Psychiatric Disorders

There has always been a close relationship between RLS and psychiatric disorders. As early as the 19th century, Wittmaack observed the co-occurrence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with depression and anxiety, which he termed...

Effects of Coffee and Caffeine on Mood and Mood Disorders

INTRODUCTION Methylxanthine (MTX) consumption is one of the most common customs in the world, occurring in most every society and culture (James, 1991; Barone and Roberts, 1996). Methylxanthines, which include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine,...

Psychomotor Stimulants – Psychostimulants and ADHD

The most important clinical use for psychostimulants is in the treatment of a developmental disorder known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Children with ADHD exhibit extreme degrees of inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperkinesis (excessive motor activity).They have...

Features of Drug Abuse and Dependence

Drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing behavioral disorder Before proceeding further, try writing down your definition of drug addiction in one or two sentences. Were you easily able to come up with a satisfactory...