Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, is characterized by angry and vengeful behavior. A person with ODD would display such behavior towards anyone other than their sibling(s). Causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder It’s unknown what exactly causes ODD. However, there are various factors that may contribute to the development of the disorder. There’s a tendency of [...]

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Oneirophrenia

Oneirophrenia is a dream-like state that’s capable of progressing to the point of hallucinations and delusions, if reached to its extreme form. Oneirophrenia can also be presented with characteristics of the mental disorder, schizophrenia. Causes of Oneirophrenia A person that’s deprived of sleep can develop oneirophrenia. Perceptual isolation (alternatively known as “sensory isolation”) can cause [...]

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Obsessive–compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive–compulsive Personality Disorder, or OCPD, is a type of personality disorder. Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder may be alternatively referred to as “anankastic personality disorder,” and is shown through orderliness and the need for control over the environment. A person who has OCPD would also emulate perfectionism. Causes of Obsessive–compulsive Personality Disorder The focus of the causes [...]

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Obsessive–compulsive Disorder

Obsessive–compulsive disorder, or OCD, may be composed of difficult-to-manage, or persistent, thoughts that lead up to obsession, and associated repetitive behavior. OCD is a type of anxiety disorder. Causes of Obsessive–compulsive Disorder There’s a link between evolution and OCD, with respect to scouting for enemies, constant practice of good hygiene, and hoarding loot. A link [...]

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Nightmares

Nightmares are unpleasant dreams which, in turn, cause a strong emotional response that’s generated from the mind. Such an emotional response may consist of fear, anxiety, or sorrow. Nightmares may cause the inability to return to sleep after waking up the sufferer. Causes of Nightmares Thanks to scientific research, a conclusion was able to be [...]

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is under the category of neurological disorders. Narcolepsy (alternatively known as “hypnolepsy”) involves frequent EDS (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness) and the brain’s inability to regulate normal sleep-wake cycles. This is due to the autoimmune impairment of orexin-producing neurons. Causes of Narcolepsy One cause would be a low level of orexin. A 2004 research project which [...]

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or NPD, is a type of personality disorder. One who has NPD is extravagantly preoccupied with gaining personal power and prestige. Those with NPD also have excessive belief in their own abilities and personal attractiveness. Furthermore, they’re unable to rationalize with any form of damage that may be dealt to themselves or [...]

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Mathematics Disorder

Mathematics disorder, or Dyscalculia, is a type of specific developmental disorder that’s presented by the difficulty in simple understanding and manipulation of numbers. Causes of Mathematics Disorder The cause(s) of Mathematics Disorder/Dyscalculia have yet to be discovered. Neurology has been mostly focused on to try and unravel what causes the disorder. Current research points to [...]

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Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome is classified as a type of factitious disorder. A person who has Munchausen syndrome may seek attention, sympathy, and reassurance through faking disease or illness. Causes of Munchausen Syndrome It’s unsure what causes Munchausen syndrome. The mere psychological desire to be admitted to a hospital (the syndrome is sometimes referred to as “hospital [...]

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Mania

Mania is a type of mood that presents itself with an unusually elevated arousal level of energy. The term “mania” originates from the Greek word for “madness” or “frenzy.” Causes of Mania The cause of mania is based on the observance of patients who were affected and behavior of anti-manic agents. Individuals who had mania [...]

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