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4 Depression Subtypes Identified via PHQ-9 Tool: Affective, Somatic, Internalizing, Sensorimotor (2023 Study)

Depression, a multifaceted mental health disorder affecting millions worldwide, has long been a challenge for both diagnosis and treatment. The standard method for evaluating depression in outpatient settings, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), has traditionally been viewed as a unidimensional tool. However, recent research suggests that the complexities of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) may be …

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Millon’s 4 Schizoid Personality Subtypes

Those afflicted with schizoid personality disorder generally distance themselves from social events, have few (if any) close friends, and prefer solitary activities. Many schizoids spend excessive time: browsing the internet, fantasizing, and may appear to be eternally biding their time. ┬áMost don’t typically derive pleasure from things like sex, social bonding, and partying. Although a …

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5 Different Types of Schizophrenia

The symptoms that people experience during schizophrenia can vary depending on the subtype of the illness. There are 5 types of schizophrenia as recognized by the DSM (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and although many have similar general symptoms, there are various features that can distinguish one subtype from the others. A diagnosis …

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