In the wake of the devastating attacks in Paris and the United States, a new condition, effective communication disorders (ECDs), has emerged in the West.
These disorders can include repetitive and/or compulsive behaviors and are often associated with anxiety, social isolation, self-medication, substance abuse, and psychiatric illness.
According to a recent survey, more than 30% of Americans have been affected by one or more of these disorders.
While a majority of ECDs are characterized by a problem with communication, a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found that people with an underlying mental disorder were also more likely to experience symptoms of these conditions.
The authors say that the problem with ECD is that they often lead to isolation and can lead to feelings of inadequacy, shame, or guilt.
To help people understand what ECD symptoms are, JAMA published a guide to ECD-related issues.
Here are some of the things you need the experts to know.1.
Communication Disorders Can Be Very Difficult To Identify A person with an ECD might have: Anxiety.