Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's the difference between autism and Asperger's disorder?

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg describes herself as having Asperger's while others on the autism spectrum, such as Australian comedian Hannah Gatsby, describe themselves as "autistic". But what's the difference?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Body dysmorphia affects many teens, especially girls

Many teens—especially girls—are affected by body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a condition in which they become obsessed with perceived flaws in their personal appearance, a new study shows.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New data show prevalence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder

About 1.6% of women and girls have symptomatic Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), according to a new review of global studies published in the Journal of Affective Disorders titled "The prevalence of premenstrual dysphoric ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Updated guidelines issued for management of anaphylaxis

In a practice parameter update published online Dec. 17 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, new guidelines are presented for the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis.

Attention deficit disorders

Do kids grow out of ADHD as they get older?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more often diagnosed in children. That might make you wonder if people grow out it as they reach adulthood.

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