In general, do not capitalize the names of diseases, disorders, therapies, treatments, theories, concepts, hypotheses, principles, models, and statistical procedures.
The following are some common examples:
|autism spectrum disorder||anorexia nervosa|
|major depressive disorder||diabetes mellitus|
|cognitive behavior therapy||bone marrow transplant|
|object permanence||theory of mind|
|associative learning model||law of effect|
|regression analysis||factor analysis|
However, do capitalize personal names that appear within these kinds of terms, as demonstrated in the following examples.
|Alzheimer’s disease||Rett syndrome|
|non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma||Maslow’s hierarchy of needs|
|Freudian theory||Pavlovian conditioning|