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Thursday, 12 May 2022

Thought insertion

Thought insertion

A false belief that certain of one's thoughts are not one's own but rather inserted into one's mind. 


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Thought blocking

 Thought blocking

Thought blocking, also referred to as thought withdrawal, refers to an abrupt stop in the middle of a train of thought; the individual might or might not be unable to continue the idea. This is a type of formal thought disorder that can be seen in schizophrenia.


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Temper outburst

 Temper outburst

An emotional Outburst is usually associated with children or those in emotional distress and is characterized by stubbornness crying, screaming Defiance angry ranting a resistance to tries to pacification and in some cases hitting. Physical control may be lost the person may be unable to remain still and even if the goal of the person is met, he or she may not be calmed.


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Telegrammatic or telegraphic speech

 Telegrammatic or telegraphic speech

In telegraphic speech conjunctions and articles are missed out; meaning is retained, and few words are used.


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Taijin kyofusho

 Taijin kyofusho

Japanese for the interpersonal fear disorder. It is a cultural syndrome characterized by anxiety about avoidance of interpersonal situations do the thought, feeling, or conviction that one's appearance and actions and social interactions are inadequate or offensive to others.


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Tactile hallucinations

 Tactile hallucinations

Hallucinations involve the perception of being touched or having something under one's skin. The most common ones are the sensation of electric shocks and formication.


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Synesthesia

 Synesthesia

Condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway


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Synaesthesiae

 Synaesthesiae

(also spelled syn├Žsthesia, synaesthesia, or synesthesia—plural synesthesiae), from the Greek "syn-" meaning union and "aesthesis" meaning sensation, is a neurological phenomenon in which two or more bodily senses are coupled. For instance, a person may hear colors.


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Susto

 Susto

A cultural explanation for distress and misfortune prevalent among some Latinos in the United States among people in Mexico and Central America and South America. It is not recognized as an illness category among Latinos in the Caribbean. It's an illness attributed to different events that cause a soul to leave the body and results in unhappiness and sickness as well as difficulties in function and key social roles. Symptoms may appear at any time from days to years after the frightening experience. In extreme cases, it may result in death. There is no specific information about his symptoms however symptoms that are often reported include appetite disturbances inadequate, excessive sleep troubled sleep or dreams feelings of sadness low self-worth interpersonal sensitivity and lack of motivation to do anything. Somatic symptoms accompanying it may include muscle aches and pains cold in the extremity headache stomachache and diarrhoea. Precipitating events are diverse including natural phenomena animals’ interpersonal situations are Supernatural agents among others.


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Subsyndromal

 Subsyndromal

Below a specified level or threshold required to qualify for a condition


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Stupor

 Stupor

Lack of psychomotor activity which may range from not actively relating to the environment to complete immobility


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Stockholm syndrome

 Stockholm syndrome

The Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in a hostage, in which the hostage exhibits loyalty to the hostage-taker, despite the danger (or at least risk) in which the hostage has been placed. Stockholm syndrome is also sometimes discussed in reference to other situations with similar tensions, such as battered person syndrome, child abuse cases, and bride kidnapping.


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Somnolence

 Somnolence

Drowsiness A state of near-sleep a powerful desire for sleep or sleeping for unusually long periods. It has two distinct meanings referring to both the usual state preceding falling asleep and the chronic condition that involves being in that state independent of a circadian rhythm


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Somatic hallucinations

 Somatic hallucinations

Hallucinations involve the perception of physical experience localized within the body such as feelings of electricity.


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Somatic delusions

 Somatic delusions

False belief in which the main content pertains to the appearance or function of one's body.


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Sleep terrors

 Sleep terrors

Recurrent episodes of abrupt Terror arousal from sleep usually occur during the first third of a major sleep episode and begin with a panicky scream. There are intense fear and signs of autonomic arousal such as mydriasis tachycardia rapid breathing and sweating during each episode.


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Sleep onset REM

Sleep onset REM

The occurrence of rapid eye movement phase asleep within minutes of falling asleep 


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Shenjing shuairuo

Shenjing shuairuo

Mandarin for the weakness of the nervous system. It is a cultural syndrome that integrates conceptual categories of traditional Chinese medicine with the Western diagnosis of neurasthenia. It is defined as a syndrome composed of three out of five non-hierarchical symptom clusters. These are weak emotions excitement nervous pain and sleep. 


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Schizophasia

 Schizophasia

Schizophasia commonly referred to as word salad, is confused, and often repetitious, language that is symptomatic of various mental illnesses.


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Schnauzkrampf

 Schnauzkrampf

A schnauzkrampf is a grimace resembling pouting sometimes observed in catatonic individuals.


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