Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis, or hypochondria, may refer to paranoia of having a serious illness of any kind. Hypochondriasis is sometimes alternatively referred to as health phobia/anxiety. Causes of Hypochondriasis The manner in which the media and internet portray illness and disease can trigger hypochondria. The media and internet usually make illnesses and diseases appear to be inevitable [...]

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Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Idiopathic hypersomnia is a disease that’s recognized through EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness). Causes of Idiopathic Hypersomnia Adrenergic neuron damage can lead to excessive sleepiness. A decrease in cerebrospinal fluid can also cause hypersomnia. Recent studies discovered within afflicted persons that an abnormal hypersensitivity to GABA, or γ-Aminobutyric acid, can cause IH, with respect to the [...]

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Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic personality disorder, or HPD, is a type of personality disorder as per the APA (American Psychiatric Association). HPD is revealed through a pattern of excessive emotions and attention-seeking behavior., which begin at early adulthood. This includes being flirty. Causes of Histrionic Personality Disorder There’s little evidence available to determine what causes HPD or HPD’s [...]

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General Adaptation Syndrome

General adaptation syndrome, or GAS, is a theory that focuses on how one responds to stress. Hungarian endocrinologist, Hans Selye (full name János Hugo Bruno Selye), is responsible for such theory. GAS came about through the study of animals and how they physiologically respond to stress. Causes of General Adaptation Syndrome Physical and psychological stress [...]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is a type of anxiety disorder that’s presented with excessive uncontrollable worry. Those who are diagnosed with GAD often present themselves with irrational worry. Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder There are a fair wide range of factors that lead to the development of GAD; persistently feeling sad, living in a [...]

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Gender Identity Disorder

Gender identity disorder, or GID, formally describes individuals who experience a substantial amount of discontentment with the sex they were naturally assigned at birth. A person with GID would be significantly displeased of the gender roles that accompany their sex. Causes of Gender Identity Disorder There’s some evidence that points to biological and social factors [...]

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Ganser syndrome

Ganser syndrome is a type of dissociative disorder. Ganser syndrome was previously labeled as a factitious disorder. It’s rare, and is characterized by “nonsensical,” or wrong answers to questions, and performing at things in an incorrect fashion. Ganser syndrome is sometimes referred to as nonsense syndrome, balderdash syndrome, syndrome of approximate answers, pseudodementia, hysterical pseudodementia, [...]

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Folie a deux

Folie a deux, or shared psychosis (“a madness shared by two” in french), is a rare type of psychiatric syndrome where an unaffected (healthy) individual shares the delusional belief symptoms of an affected person. Causes of Folie a deux Although the exact cause of Folie a duex is yet to be determined, there are other [...]

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Factitious Disorder

Factitious disorder is a condition that a person presents themselves with through the belief of being ill. The affected individual would purposely produce, feign, or exaggerate symptoms. Causes of Factitious Disorder One likely cause of Factitious disorder is a possible comorbidity, a personality disorder. A person who desires to be deceitful to authority figures in [...]

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Expressive Language Disorder

Expressive language disorder is a type of communication disorder that presents itself with difficulties in expressing oneself verbally and through writing. Causes of Expressive Language Disorder Research is continuous to determine developmental causes of the disorder. Expressive language disorder can be acquired through brain damage as a result of traumatic head injury, seizures, or other [...]

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