Top
20
Doctor insights on: The Phobia Of Long Words

Share
1

1
What is the medical term for a fear of the chewing sound?

What is the medical term for a fear of the chewing sound?

Misophonia: People who have misophonia are most commonly annoyed, or even enraged, by such ordinary sounds as other people eating, breathing, sniffing, or coughing; certain consonants; or repetitive sounds. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
3 doctors shared insights

Phobia (Definition)

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


3

3
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

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

4

4
What is the technical name of the fear of suffocation?

What is the technical name of the fear of suffocation?

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

5

5
What is the long term consequences of having an extreme form of mono at the age of 12?

What is the long term consequences of having an extreme form of mono at the age of 12?

Very little: Although not knowing what you mean by an extreme form of mono, once having recovered from this it is not likely to create long=term issues. ...Read more

6

6
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?

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

8

8
What is the name of a phobia for a fear of public or dirty bathrooms?

What is the name of a phobia for a fear of public or dirty bathrooms?

Phobia: Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, parauresis is inability to urinate or use the bathroom, germaphobia can cause fear of a dirty place like a public restroom, but in general it would be classified as an agoraphobia. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What amount can your brain hold in terms of ram and memory.?

What amount can your brain hold in terms of ram and memory.?

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

11

11
When someone is knocked unconscious, how long of a delay can there be between the impact and the loss of consciousness?

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

12

12
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

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

13

13
What is the effects of bulimia on the person's voice?

What is the effects of bulimia on the person's voice?

Hoarseness: Stomach acid irritates the larynx(voice box) and can create chronic hoarseness and a very sore throat. ...Read more

14

14
What is a brief summary on the meaning of paranoid schizophrenia?

What is a brief summary on the meaning of paranoid schizophrenia?

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

15

15
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

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

18

18
What is the cause of fear of mental patients?

What is the cause of fear of mental patients?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer