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What is glossophobia?

What is glossophobia?

Speech anxiety: Glossophobia refers to a fear of public speaking. It is considered a type of social phobia, or fear of social situations. ...Read more

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What is gephyrophobia?

What is gephyrophobia?

Fear of bridges: Gephyrophobia is an anxiety disorder brought about by the fear of bridges. As a result, sufferers of gephyrophobia may avoid routes that will take them over bridges. ...Read more

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What is depersonalisation?

What is depersonalisation?

Depersonalization : Depersonalization is defined as a loss of a sense of personal identity; especially a psychopathological syndrome characterized by a loss of identity and feelings of unreality or strangeness about one's own behavior. Depersonalization can be a symptom a person who has an anxiety disorder experiences. It is sometimes seen in other mental illnesses as well. ...Read more

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What is acrophobia?

What is acrophobia?

Phobia: "acrophobia" is an extreme or irrational fear of heights, which is not to be confused with agoraphobia, which is the fear of public places and is associated with panic disorder . . . Which is not to be confused with "angoraphobia, " which is a pretend fear of fluffy rabbits or sweaters! ...Read more

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What is emetophobia?

What is emetophobia?

Fear of vomiting: Nobody likes to vomit, but some people have an intense and senseless fear. Depending on what triggers the fear, the condition may be subclassified. ...Read more

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What is hypochondria?

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What is hypochondria?

Hypochondria: Also called health anxiety, is excessive worrying about having a serious illness, especially when they experience minor symptom, inspite of reassurance by their doctor that no medical condition exists. They are not intentional (opposite to factitious disorders) or seeking incentives (opposite to malingering). ...Read more

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What is anxiety?

What is anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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What is dysesthesia?

Dysesthesia: is an uncomfortable abnormal sensation.

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What is paranoia?

What is  paranoia?

Paranoia: Paranoia is the experience of extreme suspiciousness of others & their motives -- often feeling that they are out to get you, or otherwise mean you harm. Frank misreading of the others' meanings and intentions can lead to great fear. It may be outer projection of one's own anger. It can appear in many conditions, such as certain personality and delusional disorders, and other psychoses too. ...Read more

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What is photophobia?

What is photophobia?

Light sensitivity: Photophobia is the technical term for light sensitivity above the normal response to a change in light intensity. People with this experience discomfort even with low light intensity that would bother no one else. There are a number of causes including breakdown of the surface (cornea) of the eye and retinal inflammations. See your ophthalmologist if you have this symptom. ...Read more

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What is a hypochondriac?

What is a hypochondriac?

Fear of sickness: Someone who is overly concerned about physical events to the point they see illness in everyday bodily functions. ...Read more

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What is dyspraxia?

What is dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia: Developmental dyspraxia is a disorder characterized by an impairment in the ability to plan and carry out sensory and motor tasks. Generally, individuals with the disorder appear "out of sync" with their environment. Symptoms vary and may include poor balance and coordination, clumsiness, vision problems, perception difficulties, emotional and behavioral problems, difficulty with reading, writing, . ...Read more

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What is dyspraxia?

What is dyspraxia?

Motor problems: Dyspraxia is a term for a wide array of motor coordination problems that are neurologically based, meaning that the deficits originate in the brain. The motor deficits can impact speech, fine motor, and/or gross motor skills. Dyspraxia can co-occur with other disabilities such as autism and adhd. It can be treated successfully with speech therapy, ot, and pt. ...Read more

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What is aspergers?

What is aspergers?

Autism spectrum disorder: I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website.Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more

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What is swaying?

What is swaying?

Cerebellar findings: Generally when one talks about swaying, they are referring to a slow side to side movement. This can occur when patients have problems of their balance centers in the cerebellum or in their vestibular apparatus. If this is a problem a neurologist may be able to help with diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is prosopagnosia?

What is prosopagnosia?

Facial recognition: Inability to recognize faces. Usually occurs with damage or deficit of the fusiform gyrus in the temporal lobe. ...Read more

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What exactly is depersonalisation?

What exactly is depersonalisation?

Depersonalization: Depersonalization is an alteration in the perception or experience of the self, so that one feels detached from -- or as an outside observer to -- one's mental processes or body. It's as if you're in a dream, or feeling unreal. It can range from sporadic and fleeting experiences in youth -- which are quite common -- all the way to the severe and disabling pathological depersonalization disorder. ...Read more

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What is psychosomatic?

Mind/Body: It usually refers to the relationship and interaction of psychological things with physical things within a person and vice versa. ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: Vertigo is a medical term describing a symptom. It is characterized as a sensation of spinning. So, if you go to your doctor and say you are spinning and dizzy and he/she says you have vertigo, all they have done is give a fancy medical name to what you just described. The thing to always ask, and should be explained, is that the vertigo is caused by "x". Vertigo is a symptom of many condition. ...Read more

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