Grandiose delusions disorder

Grandiose delusions or delusions of grandeur are a subtype of delusion that occur in patients suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses, including two-thirds of patients in manic state of bipolar disorder, half of those with schizophrenia, patients with the grandiose subtype of delusional disorder, and a substantial portion of those with substance abuse... Continue Reading »

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Neurocysticercosis Disorder

Neurocysticercosis is a specific form of the infectious parasitic disease cysticercosis which is because of an infection a tapeworm found in pigs called Taenia solium, Neurocysticercosis occurs when cysts formed by the infection grow within the brain causing neurologic syndromes such as epileptic seizures. Cysticercosis in the United States, which commonly presents in the form... Continue Reading »

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Recurrent brief depression

Recurrent brief depression (RBD)are depressive episodes. Despite the short duration of the depressive episodes, such episodes are severe and suicidal ideation and impaired function is rather common. Symptoms usually are of anxiety and increased irritability. Hypersomnia is also rather frequent. About 1/2 of patients fulfilling diagnostic criteria for RBD may have additional short episodes of... Continue Reading »

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Persecutory delusion

Persecutory delusions are a set of delusional conditions in which the person affected thing they are being persecuted. Specifically, they have been defined as containing two central elements, where the person thinks something bad is going to happen. Or that they think they are seen as someone dangerous who is ready to harm others. According... Continue Reading »

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Misophonia Disorder

Misophonia, is a disorder that has to do with someone hating sounds. It is a purported disorder in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. Misophonia has no evidence-based research on its prevalence or treatment. As of 2014 there was no evidence-based research available on misophonia. Some small studies show... Continue Reading »

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Major depressive episode

A major depressive episode is a period characterized by the symptoms of major depressive disorder: primarily severely depressed mood and a loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, accompanied by other symptoms such as feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, anxiety, worthlessness, guilt and/or irritability, changes in appetite, problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and... Continue Reading »

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Major depressive episode

Maladaptive daydreaming or excessive daydreaming is a psychological concept which describes an extensive fantasy activity that replaces human interaction and/or interferes with academic, interpersonal, or vocational functioning. It might be related to childhood emotional neglect or abuse that motivates victims to divorce from the threatening world.  Often maladaptive daydreamers will have ‘triggers’ that set off their... Continue Reading »

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Maladaptive daydreaming

Maladaptive daydreaming is psychological concept to describe an extensive fantasy activity that replaces human interaction and/or interferes with academic, interpersonal, or vocational functioning. It might be related to childhood emotional neglect or abuse that motivates victims to divorce from the threatening world. Signs and symptoms Maladaptive daydreamers will have ‘triggers’ that set off their daydreams. Common triggers... Continue Reading »

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Malingering

Malingering  exaggerates the symptoms of mental or physical disorders for a variety of “secondary gain” motives, which may include financial compensation  to avoid school, work or military service; obtaining drugs; getting lighter criminal sentences; or simply to attract attention or sympathy. Malingering is different from somatization disorder and factitious disorder. Failure to detect actual cases of malingering... Continue Reading »

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Heritable connective tissue disorders

A connective tissue disease is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Connective tissue is any type of biological tissue with an extensive extracellular matrix that supports, binds together, and protects organs. These tissues form a framework, or matrix, for the body, and are composed of two... Continue Reading »

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