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The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

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Psychiatry; Mental disorder

Cryptomania is a pathological striving to hide intents and thoughts, to do many things in secret, to exercise encryptions while writing, to cover all parts of body, to conceal ...


Psychiatry; Mental disorder

A derogatory term used by members of the Aspergers Rights Movement to denigrate people who support the search for a cure to aspergers and the autism spectrum. Members of the ARM ...


Psychiatry; Mental disorder

Long-term surveillance as an adjunct or supplement to formal medical treatment of those who are chronically sick.

rapid cycling

Psychiatry; Mental disorder

In DSM-IV TR, specific course of Bipolar I Disorder I or Bipolar II Disorder signifying at least four mood episodes of major depression, mania, mixed mania, or hypomania during ...


Psychiatry; Mental disorder

Medical term that tries to make a state of mind into a disease. Describes a person experiencing hallucinations, or so-called delusions that may seem misguided to someone who ...

Down syndrome

Psychiatry; Mental disorder

Down syndrome (DS) or Down's syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically ...


Psychiatry; Mental disorder

Dyslexia, or developmental reading disorder, is characterized by difficulty with learning to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite normal or above-average ...