In keeping with the life-span, developmental approach (see newsletter #1), two disorders, which were formerly classified as childhood disorders, are now part of the anxiety disorders group. Both children and adults may receive these diagnoses.
In the past two decades countless hours of research and multiple papers have been written regarding this issue, though it remains one of the most under researched psychiatric conditions.Individuals with the disorder simply cannot stop themselves from misrepresenting the truth.People with the disorder are not able to control their lies and experience no guilt regardless of how the lies may affect themselves and others.The lack of guilt is frequently the result of the fact that the individual becomes so caught up in the lie that they are telling, they begin to believe it themselves.Additionally, a panic attack specifier is now applicable to any diagnostic category: e.g., depressive disorder with panic attacks, PTDS with panic attacks.
A new diagnostic category: Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRDs) DSM-5 added a new category of disorders called Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRDs) (also called Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders in the research literature).Later, there will be measures taken to help the individual change their way of thinking.Some psychiatrists may prescribe antidepressants to treat underlying issues with depression and self-esteem.However, many psychiatrists and psychologists will diagnosis based on behavioral patterns as reported by loved ones and through observation of the individual. Therapy can be beneficial to the sufferer if they will admit that there is an actual problem.If the person does not recognize that they suffer from this condition, therapy will be of no consequence.It is important to note that many experts believe that habitual lying is a symptom of a larger personality disorder including borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.