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Mental disorder

Mental disorder is an absence or loss of mental health.

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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 oneself and to avoid ...


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 feel that autism is ...


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 the previous 12 ...


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 doesn't have time or ...

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 associated with ...


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 intelligence. This includes ...

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