Tag Archives: Syndromes

What is Capgras Delusion?

Imagine a world where your closest loved one does not feel like your loved one at all. Think about always having the feeling that you are being deceived, that an identical imposter has replaced your closest friend or family member. If you can imagine the confusion, sadness and fear that is associated with these feelings

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Who is the Germaphobe?

Having a fear of germs or dirt in general can be problematic if it becomes all consuming. The Mysophobia definition states that someone with this condition has a “dread of dirt or defilement”. When used as a medical term to define mysophobia it means, “an abnormal fear of dirt or contamination”.  (Dictionary.com) This condition is

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Clues That Bullying Is To Blame For Your Child’s Eating Disorder

Bullying is a difficult experience for any child to cope with. A child, either overweight or skinny, may begin to develop eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia, or binge eating disorder after their body shape or size comes under attack by a bully. A child may not want to admit that there is a problem, so a parent needs to

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Down Syndrome Facts

Depending on the severity of their condition, individuals with Down Syndrome can be extremely high functioning. Although Down Syndrome is rarely the only affliction a person may have, the degree of severity is different in each person. Some individuals may have a very mild case of Downs’ but have other health conditions that are extremely

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Old Hag Syndrome

There are a number of syndromes that are based in the spirit world rather than in actual fact. One such syndrome that has made the rounds and that is certainly something to contend with is old hag syndrome. While there are tons of stories and plenty of lore, there are also some basis in fact

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About Trichotillomania or Hair Pulling Disorder

Uncontrollable hair pulling in children, teens and adults is a condition that has no specific test for diagnosis. The official name for this Hair Pulling Disorder is trichotillomania and can be characterized by bald spots on the head. Sufferers will also pull hair from pubic areas as well as their eyelashes – when hair pulling disorder

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Foreign Accent Syndrome

Is there such a thing as Foreign Accent Syndrome? Foreign accents are intriguing.  Many of us adopted accents while playing with friends as children, and actors do it all the time (some with more success than others).  Imagine, however, that rather than affecting an accent for fun, you wake up one day and sound like a

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Peter Pan Syndrome

There are plenty of syndromes that have been discovered and studied over the years and many relate directly to popular cultural figures. Peter Pan syndrome is one such syndrome. There are a few different things to think about with this type of developmental syndrome and knowing what you are looking for is the first step

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Who Suffers from Stockholm Syndrome?

Stockholm Syndrome Definition: The simplest way to define Stockholm Syndrome is a phenomenon where hostages begin to identify and sympathize with their captors. Additionally, according to the medical-dictionary.freedictionary.com, the term was originally coined by Nils Bejerot after he consulted with police during a bank robbery that took place in Stockholm, Sweden in August 1973. Four

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Understanding Only Child Syndrome

Who knew that being an only child, which is something a child has absolutely no control over, could label this child a problem for society? The only child syndrome is a label given to people who do not have any siblings, or who were raised without any siblings. Some of the claimed only child syndrome

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Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are being diagnosed left and right these days and knowing a bit about some of the more common issues that are addressed is one way to be sure you are not being misdiagnosed. Though a doctor is the only one that can give you a definitive diagnosis, it is always helpful to know

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The Elusive Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

The Elusive Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Imagine you wake up one morning and everything appears to be doll-sized. You are a giant among your things. Alternatively, everything appears to be much larger than you are in comparison. It is as if you are an ant walking in the carpet fibers than appear to be as large as trees.

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