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The Phobia Of Long Words
An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more
Isn't the term "psychotic" irrelevant? A emo-artist type would seem out of touch of reality in a engineering seminar- it's all point of view
Reality check ?: Psychotic refers to being out of touch with reality. The term is used in conjunction with mental conditions where people might hallucinate, be paranoid or distort reality in other ways. An artist (visual artist or a writer) may use their imagination and distort reality in their creations. That doesn't necessarily mean that they are psychotic. The important factor is whether they can judge reality. ...Read more
Pnigophobia: Pnigophobia, also called phigerophobia and pnigerophobia. Who knew? I had to look it up! http://dictionary.Reference.Com/browse/pnigophobia?S=t. ...Read more
What is the short and long term effects of marijuana use I'm not looking for a personal opinion on the morals of the use just medical facts. The good?
Lots of info: You can find lots of info online. Hopefully, you can evaluate the quality of the writing, and references are a good sign of quality. From what I know - it is very helpful for a long list of medical conditions. All types can be. Some types have no 'high' at all - just the other benefits. Texas is not a good place to try it. There are more and more, so it may get there some day. ...Read more
Too many : Needs more specifics to pinpoint particular disorder. ...Read more
Theorized unlimited : Though computer lingo has been used to describe or even equate to brain function the term RAM is not medically relevant nor can quantity of memory be measured by usual methods we do with machines. The only "limits" in terms of learning & remembering data is age & health status. An alive & healthy brain has infinite capacity to learn & store new information, Questions? www.healthtap/dr-saghafi ...Read more
? Germaphobia: Mysophobia and verminophobia are two terms related to fear of germs. ...Read more
When someone is knocked unconscious, how long of a delay can there be between the impact and the loss of consciousness?
Usually immediate: Most times loss of consciousness is immediate. A delay of minutes to hours would be a cause for alarm and an immediate visit to the emergency room as an internal bleed in the head would need to be ruled out. Usually someone is knocked out (right away) for seconds to minutes and that in itself warrants and er visit. Any loss of consciousness basically needs to be evaluated in the emergency room. ...Read more
Is illness illusion the same of obsessive compulsive? The idea of being ill by heart attack is settled in my mind. I can't get rid of it. Thanks
"Illness illusion": Some people with ocd focus on their health, becoming anxious about dire illnesses or contaminations -- but these are not the only obsessive thoughts they have. Others have high health anxiety but no other obsessions -- they might have somatoform disorders. So, "illness illusion" is not exactly the same as ocd. There is help for both conditions with cognitive behavioral therapy, though. ...Read more
Some symptoms: Paranoid schizophrenia ? hostility or suspiciousness ? flat, expressionless gaze ? depression ? oversleeping or insomnia ? odd or irrational statements ? forgetful; unable to concentrate ? extreme reaction to criticism delusions and hallucinations are also common of a persecutory or grandiose nature (plots/conspiracies). ...Read more
I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?
Yes: Yes, bipolar disorder can do all those things. Thoughts can run so fast they're hard or impossible to follow. People can go without sleep for many days/nights. If you're thinking about suicide, please contact your physician . . . Or call suicide hotline @ 1-800-784-2433. This condition needs treatment so you can feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?
There isn't one: Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible. If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also. ...Read more
See below: Once corrected, there should be no effect on life expectancy. ...Read more
Fear of "mental" pts: If you mean why do people fear mental patients, there are all kinds of reasons -- mostly based in fear and ignorance. Mental illness has been stigmatized for generations. Seeing behavior which seems socially "odd" makes many people shy away, rather than try to understand. Also some mental illnesses people to their own need for help -- making it worse. Nami http://www.Nami.Org/ educates ; helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I scored 11 on the digit span task which is in the 99%th percentile but yet I'm not good at remembering names and new vocabulary? What gives?
Memory types: Digit span tests your working memory's capacity for number storage. Remembering names and new vocabulary are forms of long-term memory. These are two different forms of memory and localize to different regions of the brain. http://www.macmillanhighered.com/Catalog/uploadedFiles/Content/Worth/Product/About/Look_Inside/Revlin,_Cognition_1e/Revlin1e_Chapter%205.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?
Depends...: Early onset w/ insidious symptoms (gradual onset) & poor premorbid functioning (poor social skills & school performance, odd cognitions, psychomotor probs, ) predict worse outcomes & chronic probs. Ongoing medication is crucial in helping ppl function & adapt. Therapy is helpful but not as helpful as meds. Family support is important. Med side effects such as tardive & diabetes are a concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer