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Sensory processing disorder

Sensory processing disorder (SPD also known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition where multisensory integration is not adequately processed in order to provide appropriate responses to the demands of the environment. Sensory…

Seizure disorder

A seizure and a seizure disorder are not the same. A seizure is single occurrence of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain, usually for short time span. It can cause numerous signs and symptoms like convulsions, thought disturbances,…

Myeloproliferative neoplasm

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm The myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), previously myeloproliferative diseases (MPDs), are a group of diseases of the bone marrow in which excess cells are produced. They are related to and may evolve into,…

RUMINATION DISORDER

Overview Rumination syndrome is a condition in which people repeatedly and unintentionally spit up (regurgitate) undigested or partially digested food from the stomach, rechew it, and then either reswallow it or spit it out. Because the…

Periodic limb movement disorder

OVERVIEW Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a condition that was formerly called sleep myoclonus or nocturnal myoclonus. It is described as repetitive limb movements that occur during sleep and cause sleep disruption. The limb movements…

EXCORIATION DISORDER

Excoriation disorder (also referred to as chronic skin-picking or dermatillomania) is a mental illness related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by repeated picking at one’s own skin which results in skin lesions and causes…

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual with prenatal alcohol exposure. These effects can have lifelong implications including physical, mental,…

ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Before understanding the causes, symptoms and other roots associated with the disorder, understanding the term anxiety is the first step. It refers to the anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with…

DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

 DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER (DID) INTRODUCTION Dissociative identity disorder, formerly referred to as multiple personality disorder, is characterized by a person's identity fragmenting into two or more distinct…

WHAT IS A BIPOLAR DISORDER ?

BIPOLAR DISORDER   Overview about Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder, also known as maniac depression, brings extreme mood swings which include high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. People…