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Friday, February 26, 2016

obsessive- compulsive disorder

Obsessive- compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder.
It includes reoccurring or disturbing thoughts, repetitive or ritualistic behaviors.
The person  has intrusive images or unwanted impulses.
 They realize that their impulses are senseless or excessive.
There was a study done on a woman who always checked the trash just in case something valuable got thrown away.'
When they asked her why she said " I don't know, I don't own anything valuable."
Treatment includes exposer therapy.
Exposer therapy is when they make the patient stop whatever they do when they feel that compulsion.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is shifts in moods and energy levels.
 This can be a shift from elevated mood to times of depression.
Elevated moods can be referred to as mania and hypomaina. Mania is abnormally high levels of energy, happiness, and a tendency to make rash poorly thought out decisions.
This could affect relationships, academics, and work performance.
 Some of the cognitive symptoms of bipolar disorder are unwanted thoughts, delusion, lack of concentration, racing thoughts, slowness in activity and thought, and false belief of superiority.
People may experience mood swings, anger, irritability, anxiety,general discontent, quilt, hopelessness, loss of interest.
Treatments for bipolar disorder are medication, hospitalization in some cases,and therapy.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

foreign accent syndrome

      Foreign accent syndrome usually occurs after head injury, trauma, stroke. A lot of people think foreign accents make them more attractive to the opposite sex. It makes the person affected speech in their native tongue but as if they have a foreign accents.The people affected by this has had something altering the speech center of the brain.Treatment for this is speech therapy, counseling, but mostly just asking your doctor.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Micropsia

 Micropsia or Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is where people affected by it is see things much smaller than what they actually are. The problem is not with the eye but with how the brain perceives the information from the eye.  A person may see and object such as a car and it would be the size of a cat. Migraines are a major cause of this disorder.This can also affect other senses such as hearing and touch.It is known to affect children between the age of 5 and 10. It is often linked to schizophrenia, psychoactive drugs, and brain tumors. There are different ways to diagnose this, migraines, seizures, drug use, and many others. Treatment for Micropsia is psychoactive medication and other medication to lessen the frequency of migraines. Many affected by micropsia can still determine distance and actual size of objects even when they do not see them the same as others.