Sleep is one of our most enigmatic functions. The uncertainties of why we sleep and the utter necessity of sleep are being incessantly investigated. Based on what we do know, it is fairly safe to assume that sleep is certainly vital to our well-being. The necessity of sleep can be determined by each one of us by simply observing and evaluating the effects on our body after just one sleepless night.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM, includes descriptions and classifications of most mental disorders. Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM is widely used by mental health specialists to aid them in the diagnosis of a mental disorder. DSM-IV is the fourth edition of this manual which is the product of consistent and careful revisions of the previous versions. Some say, that due to the involvement of the psychiatrists in the writing of this manual, it reflects a medical model approach to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
Most of us remember pulling an all-nighter and last-minute cramming before an exam despite the fact that your parents and your professors have told you to get a good night's sleep before an exam. For years, people have believed that sleeping helps to reinforce what we have learned. However the following study reveals the reasoning behind the unanticipated success that most all-nighters have experienced!
Most people are familiar with the detective who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) appearing in the television series "Monk". OCD is an anxiety disorder that makes life difficult for 1 in 50 adults in the USA.
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