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Psychological disorders , also known as mental disorders, are patterns of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple areas of life. These disorders create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms.
Neurons with hyperactive tendencies may help to explain the mysterious mechanisms that cause synaesthesia. The discovery could help develop treatments for other visual anomalies such as hallucinations.
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While I cannot speak to the other forms of agnosia, prosopagnosia is not necessarily caused by trauma to the head.
Nov. 3, 2011 — We must stop considering the different brain structure of autistic individuals to be a deficiency, as research reveals that many autistics -- not just "savants" -- have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition, according to a provocative article published November 2 in Nature by Dr.
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Charles Bonnet syndrome ( CBS ) is a condition that causes patients with visual loss to have complex visual hallucinations, first described by Charles Bonnet in 1760 [ 1 ] [ 2 ] and first introduced into English-speaking psychiatry in 1982. [ 3 ]
I was wondering why my ears were burning all afternoon?
A concept in biology , outbreeding depression refers to cases when offspring from crosses between individuals from different populations have lower fitness than progeny from crosses between individuals from the same population. [ 1 ] The concept is opposed to inbreeding depression .
In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–whore complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. [ 1 ] First identified by Sigmund Freud , this psychological complex is said to develop in men who see women as either saintly Madonnas or debased prostitutes . Men with this complex desire a sexual partner who has been degraded (the whore) while they cannot desire the respected partner (the Madonna). [ 2 ] Freud wrote: "Where such men love they have no desire and where they desire they cannot love." [ 3 ] Clinical psychologist Uwe Hartmann, writing in 2009, stated that the complex "is still highly prevalent in today's patients". [ 2 ]
We know surprisingly little about our own personalities, attitudes and even self-esteem.
Health :: Ask the Experts :: September 1, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print
Depressive realism is the proposition that people with depression actually have a more accurate perception of reality , specifically that they are less affected by positive illusions of illusory superiority , the locus of control , and optimism bias . [ edit ] Studies Studies by psychologists Alloy and Abramson (1979) and Dobson and Franche (1989) suggested that depressed people appear to have a more realistic perception of their importance, reputation , locus of control , and abilities than those who are not depressed.
We’ve had several fascinating lists about bizarre mental disorders on this site, but no lists have been posted of mental illness myths. Mental illnesses, disorders and differences tend to be very misunderstood by the general public.
20 January 2011 Last updated at 06:50 ET By Dr Michael Mosley BBC Four's The Brain: A Secret History An operation to control her epilepsy left Karen Byrne with no control of her left hand Imagine being attacked by one of your own hands, which repeatedly tries to slap and punch you.