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What is an organic mental disorder and chronic brain syndrome?

What is an organic mental disorder and chronic brain syndrome?

Terminology: These are older terms intending to contrast disorders affecting physical brain & its anatomical functioning, with disorders thought to be more neurotic -- arising from unconscious defense mechanisms at the like. "organic mental disorders" include acute confusional states like delirium, as in alcohol & drug withdrawal. They also include chronic syndromes such as dementia (example: alzheimer's). ...Read more

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Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Either works: Honestly, I have heard it referred to either. You could also throw in a mix of "separation anxiety disorder" when talking about kiddos as well. ...Read more

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How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

Clinical interview: The diagnoses are made after consulting with your doctor. The mood symptoms in premenstrual disorders occur near the end of each monthly cycle. At other times, the individual feels normal. Mood disorder symptoms occur irrespective of where someone is in the menstrual cycle although depression symptoms can worsen premenstrually. ...Read more

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Is seasonal affective disorder depression?

Is seasonal affective disorder depression?

Not by definition: It can lead to depression or aggravate an existing depression. They are considered to be two separate disorders but often coexist. It pays to treat sad early on so depression may be averted and if it occurs along with a depression it needs attention directly so depression treatment can be more effective. ...Read more

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Is an iron deficiency linked to seasonal affective disorder?

Is an iron deficiency linked to seasonal affective disorder?

Could well be but...: When it comes to iron deficiency, the only questions are, "How will I replace my iron as rapidly and effectively as I can?" and "Why am I iron deficient? Is it my monthly bleeding, my diet -- perhaps ill-considered involvement with vegetarianism --, or do I have cancer or some other serious illness?" These questions must be answered to your satisfaction. If Rx helps your SAD, so much the better. ...Read more

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Is sanflippo syndrome a genetic disorder?

Is sanflippo syndrome a genetic disorder?

Yes it is: Sanfilippo syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type iii) is a genetic condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive way. It means that both copies of the gene of a patient have a mutation (we have 2 copies of each gene, one from each parent). Parents of a patient each carry one copy of the mutated gene, and another healthy copy so they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read more

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Could bipolar affective disorder actually be fatal?

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Could bipolar affective disorder actually be fatal?

Bipolar: Severe cases of manic depression especially if untreated, can lead to suicidality which along with impaired judgement & poor impulse control, can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

No simple answer b/c: It depends on the person and the severity of the disorder. Persons with bipolar i can be psychotic as are individuals w/ schizoaffective disorder, which means a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. All things being equal, the person with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar characteristics is likely to have more mental health problems. ...Read more

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Is Asperger syndrome a medical condition?

Is Asperger syndrome a medical condition?

Yes & NO: It is considered a pervasive developmental disorder. Treatment often involves medication. It also involves behavior therapy. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia a worse form of depression with psychotic features?

Is schizophrenia a worse form of depression with psychotic features?

No: Depression with psychotic features is a break with reality that occurs during a severe depression. Schizophrenia entails six months of symptoms that significantly impair functioning, are not due to drug use or another mental illness, including depression.Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions (fixed beliefs that aren't true), disorganized speech and behavior, lack of drive and emotion etc. ...Read more

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Is body dysmorphic disorder associated with ocd?

Is body dysmorphic disorder associated with ocd?

Not Normally: Not normally, these are two different issues. Both a treatable. ...Read more

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Why is obsessive compulsive disorder such a common psychological disorder today?

Why is obsessive compulsive disorder such a common psychological disorder today?

We don't know.: There has been some speculation about the fact that obsessive compulsive traits, ie the ability to be meticulous, the ability to check your work, have been so valued in this country that we have actually helped to increase it's presence in our society. ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

No: Treacher collins syndrome is an autosomal dominant mutation of a gene that codes for a nucleolar phosphoprotein.Researchers cite chromasome 5 as the predominant location for this defect.About 60% of cases are thought to represent new mutations. ...Read more

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How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

None at all: These are synonymous terms. The "formal" diagnosis is asperger's disorder. Syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that co-occur and help us identify a disorder. All this will change may 2013. The new diagnostic manual (dsm-5) lumps autism, asperger's disorder, and several others under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

Minor autism: The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is higher functioning autism or Asperger syndrome also considered a mental health disorder?

Yes: The diagnosis has been incorporated into high-functioning autism. However, just because it's a handicap of sorts -- you'll never be super-coordinated and probably never excel at team sports -- you can learn social skills, and your ability to focus your mind is a huge PLUS in our tech age. And if single agrees with you, you're extra fortunate. Who needs to be exactly like everyone else? ...Read more

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What's the Kundalini syndrome?

What's the Kundalini syndrome?

Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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What is XYY syndrome or disease?

What is XYY syndrome or disease?

Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more

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How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

Depends on Severity: In some cases there can be serious issues with liver, kidneys, bladder, & /or lungs. ...Read more

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What is dual retraction syndrome?

What is dual retraction syndrome?

Typo?: There is no such thing. Do you mean Duane's Retraction syndrome? If so, here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_syndrome It's a rare congenital cause of strabismus (unable to move eye normally). If that is not what you meant, please ask your question again and clarify. ...Read more

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What is deletion syndrome 22q.11?

Highly variable: This is fairly common and quite variable clinically depending on the extent of the deletion. DiGeorge and velocardialfacial syndrome patients may have deletions here. There's a good review at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome ...Read more

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What is stephen johnsons syndrome?

What is stephen johnsons syndrome?

SJS: A very serious skin reaction with very high morbidity and poor prognosis. Drugs are the most common cause, but viral infections (including hiv) have also been implicated. If there is even the slightest concern for sjs, you need to seek immediate dermatologic evaluation as this is a medical emergency. This is in the same family as erythema multiforme and toxic epidermal necrolysis. ...Read more

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How is Alstrom syndrome diagnosed?

How is Alstrom syndrome diagnosed?

Alstrom syndrome: Usually diagnosed clinically due to sparsity of labs that offer genetic testing for the condition. ...Read more

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Will I die from sjögren’s syndrome?

Will I die from sjögren’s syndrome?

No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by now whether or not you have. By itself, sjogren's is a nuisance disease. The most dangerous feature is that maybe 1% of patients get a vasculitis that can cause brain dysfunction that mimics multiple sclerosis. Be alert as it's manageable. ...Read more

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What is turners syndrome prognosis?

What is turners syndrome prognosis?

Turner's Syndrome: The prognosis for turner's syndrome diagnosed at birth is usually good. They will be short. They have streaked gonads. They can have a webbed neck. There can be lymphedema. There can be associated perceptual problems. They are not necessarily mentally retarded. There can be coarctation of the aorta. ...Read more

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Is Tzeitse syndrome always painful?

Is Tzeitse syndrome always painful?

Likely: I am sorry you are experiencing Tietze's syndrome (aka Costochondritis with swelling). But sadly Tietze's syndrome is usually painful, and the only treatment is symptom control. I would advise you visit an Urgent Care clinic/ER when experiencing these episodes and tell the doc you have a history of Tietze's syndrome so that they can tell the difference from a Heart Attack and your condition. ...Read more

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What is the cause of edward's syndrome?

What is the cause of edward's syndrome?

Defective transfer: When eggs/sperm form they go through a process where the pairs of chromosomes split.Each resulting egg or sperm should only have one of the pair. When /if an egg or sperm fails to drop one or part of the chromosome 18, it will have excessive material once conception occurs.That extra material interferes with normal development. ...Read more

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Is there a syndrome that reverses aging?

Is there a syndrome that reverses aging?

Not aware.: Dorian gray syndrome: exists only in literature. All of the contrary, on progeria pts are children that accelerate the rate of aging and look and have the diseases of old people and die very young from diseases of the elderly. ...Read more

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What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

One in 6,000: Edwards syndrome occurs in around one in 6, 000 live births and around 80 percent of those affected are female. The majority of fetuses with the syndrome die before birth. The incidence increases as the mother's age increases. The syndrome has a very low rate of survival, resulting from heart abnormalities, kidney malformations, and other internal organ disorders. ...Read more

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Please tell me what hurlers syndrome is?

Please tell me what hurlers syndrome is?

Genetic disordet: Hurler syndrome is a rare, inherited disease of metabolism in which a person cannot break down long chains of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans (formerly called mucopolysaccharides). There is deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme which leads to build up long chain polysaccharides build up and damage organs. Symptoms begin early and are progressive. Enzyme replacement may help mitigate symptom ...Read more

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What exactly is acute katayama syndrome?

What exactly is acute katayama syndrome?

Parasitic infection: A tropical disease, due to Schistosomiasia, a parasitic disease. See this discussion: https://patient.info/doctor/schistosomiasis-pro ...Read more

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What exactly is xyy syndrome or disease?

Usually non-problem: This is a man with an extra y chromosome. These men tend to be tall and to have more troubles with acne than others. A junk-science paper and a false claim by murderer richard speck popularized the myth that these men tend to criminality. If there are no health problems, xyy almost never gets discovered except by prenatal screening; in the latter case it usually causes no troubles. ...Read more