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  • Symptoms Of Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is serious and chronic brain disease. Schizophrenia Affects 1% of the world develops schizophrenia sometime in their life time. 2 million people in the US suffer from it every year it will affect men and women both but shows up earlier in men usually in the teen or early adult years, women usually are diaongnosed in their early thirties. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are...
  • More Obvious Types Of Symptoms
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    Schizophrenia is a class of disorders characterized by fundamental disturbances in thought processes, emotion, or behavior. It is also known as a 'split mind'; the person is in a world that has nothing to do with everyday experiences. One to one and a half percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it sometime over the course of their lives. Schizophrenia has a pattern of unique and predictable symptoms. There are two main types of symptoms: positive and negative symptoms. The positiv...
  • Narcolepsy Causes Its Victims
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    Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder distinguished by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sleep attacks. The disorder makes it difficult for you to stay awake for long periods of time, in spite of any situation. As many as 200,000 Americans have the disease, but only about 50,000 are diagnosed, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke. According to the (NIDS) narcolepsy causes its victims to experience serious problems in their professional and personal lives. People m...
  • Alcohol Abuse In A Sad Patient
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    Growing up in Alaska certainly taught me how to live peacefully with the bear minimum in life. Hauling water from a creek in the back of my house, using an outhouse in fifty below zero weather, and above all, living for almost nine months with an extreme lack of sunlight. When I lived in Alaska I treasured the beautiful yet short summer months that seemed to come and go with such swiftness. The difference in weather and amount of sunlight that I got to enjoy was just as drastic as my mood in the...
  • Positive Symptoms And Negative Symptoms Of Schizophrenia
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    Positive Symptoms and Negative Symptoms of schizophrenia. Discuss at least two of each and the difference between positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms reflect an excess or distortion of normal functioning. Positive symptoms include delusions (false beliefs), hallucinations (false perceptions), and severely disorganized thought processes, speech, and behavior. A delusion is a false belief that persists in spite of compelling contradictory evidence. The delusional person ignores any e...
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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    Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a chronic and often disabling condition that is associated with uncontrollable worry and tension. The vicious cycle of anxiety and worry interferes with relationships, careers, and education, and often leads to depression. This disorder is much more than the normal anxiety that everyone experiences from time to time, and can be crippling in its severity. GAD is unlikely to disappear without proper treatment, and often worsens ove...
  • Symptoms Of Ptsd
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    Anyone can develop anxiety from experience and then from this they illness they form is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -once called shell shock. It affects hundreds of thousands of people who have survived earthquakes, airplane crashes, terrorist bombings, inner-city violence, domestic abuse, rape, war, genocide, and other disasters, both natural and human made. PTSD has been called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome. It has often been misunderstood or misdiagnosed, even though the di...
  • Very Abnormal Person
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    Psychological behaviors occur in so many people. A lot of them don't realize that they have a disorder, or a particular behavior, until someone points it out. Many people have disorders. In humans there are two types of main disorders and just to do a brief analysis on them. They are biological and psychological for the biological it is a disease of the body that can be cured by altering the body. The biological involves the use of the medical model that works with genes, hormones, neurons and t...
  • Ptsd Like Disorder
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    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a very serious and debilitating condition that occurs after a person has been exposed to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical danger happened or was threatened. The kinds of traumatic events triggering PTSD in people include violent personal assaults (rape, mugging), natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes), man-made disasters (bombings), accidents or military combat. People who suffer from PTSD often reli...
  • Fear Of Some Situations
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    AGORAPHOBIA Agoraphobia is the fear of the market place. This basically the fear of open spaces or being crowded. Agoraphobia is not just another name for shyness it is a social phobia. It is usually goes unrecognized and untreated. Common questions asked are what causes it and how do you treat it? I will answer these questions for you. Nearly 900,000 teenagers suffer from agoraphobia. Most people don't realize that panic disorders often first become apparent in teenage years. A large percent sh...
  • Symptoms Tourette Syndrome
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    Tourette syndrome Description and Incidence Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome is one of a number of tic disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. The Tic Disorders can be distinguished from one another based on duration and variety of tics and the age at onset. Tourette's Disorder has duration of more than 12 months. The estimated incidence of Tourette's ranges widely but is probably four to five individuals per 10,000. It occurs two to three times more frequently in ...
  • Diagnosis Of Nf 1 And Nf 2
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    Neurofibromatosis is a disorder affecting the chromosomes of the human body. It is a hereditary disorder affecting the nervous system. The term neurofibromatosis actually refers to two different genetic diseases. The most common type is NF 1, and the less common type is NF 2. Both disorders are transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. An autosomal dominant disease is a disorder caused by the presence of a single autosomal dominant gene; an abnormal factor located on any chromosome other tha...
  • Symptom Of Apd
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    The true epidemiology of APD is unclear due to the nature of deceitfulness involved causing it to remain hidden in many people who have it. Also, many people who might be considered to have APD may only be exhibiting some aspects of antisocial behavior. In addition, not all people with APD will commit the violent crimes that ultimately reveal them. Currently, some experts believe that as much as 20% of the population of the U.S. may suffer from some type of mental illness. A more conservative es...
  • Phobias And Somatic Disorders
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    Women's Phobias and Somatic Symptoms Some psychological symptoms affect only women and some affect both women and men, although almost always in disproportionate numbers. Vast numbers of women suffer with both somatic and phobia symptoms. Through these disorders women let people know that the world is not right. At the same time such symptoms are often hidden. Certain delibities, those that are not seen as reducing a women's ability to function in the role society has assigned, may even be encou...
  • Four Major Symptoms Of Narcolepsy
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    Narcolepsy What is narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a severe and incredibly disabling sleep disorder. It is a serious, lifelong condition that affects the nervous system. Narcoleptics lack a chemical called Hypo cretin that regulates sleep. Narcolepsy causes nerves to carry and deliver sleep messages to the brain at the wrong times, making life awkward and often embarrassing for anybody that has this disease. Although studies have been conducted on narcolepsy, there is little known about it. Scientists ...
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
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    Borderline Personality Disorder is considered a personality disorder by DSM-IV, or, as first described as by Schmideberg in 1959, as a disorder of character. The name comes from the observation that Borderline Personality Disorder people have natures on the border between neurosis and psychosis. However, this is a misnomer for now psychiatrists do not believe that there is an underlying psychosis anymore. Simply put to have Borderline Personality disorder is to simply be emotionally unstable. Go...
  • Parents Marfan Syndrome Disorder
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    Marfan Syndrome is one of many conginenital heart defects that plague many new-born's. One in every one hundred babies born has at least one type of a congenital heart defect. But, only one in every twenty thousand births has this certain type of congenital heart defect. It is caused by mutations of the fibrillin I precursor (FBI). The gene for Marfan syndrome is nine thousand six hundred and sixty two bases long. There is only one pair of genes that cause Marfan syndrome. It can be inherited fr...
  • Symptoms Of Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia -- -What Is It? What exactly is Schizophrenia? It is a disease that strikes young people in their prime. This disease distorts the senses, making it very difficult for the individual to tell what is real from what is not. The usual onset of this disorder is between the ages of sixteen and twenty five. With this disease they will have a disorder that will last for at least six months and includes at least one month of active phase symptoms (i.e. two [or more] of the following delusi...
  • Somatoform Disorders Patients
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    Somatoform disorder is someone who appears to have a physical medical ailment but doctors cannot find the origin of the illness. For something to categorize as a Somatoform Disorder, the physical symptoms must be serious enough to interfere with the patient's employment or relationships, and must be symptoms that are not under the patient's voluntary control. In general, somatoform disorder deals with the physical aspects of unknown illnesses, and on the other hand, dissociative disorders deal w...
  • Biotinidase And The Biotin
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    Biotinidase Biotinidase Deficiency Biotinidase Deficiency Biotinidase deficiency is an inherited metabolic disorder which prevents the body from processing biotin in a normal manner. It was not discovered until 1983 (Thibodeau, Wolf, 1999), # therefore no long term research on the disease has been done. Children with the disease are given large doses of free biotin which alleviates present symptoms of the disease and prevents new symptoms from developing. So far no long term side effects of the ...

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