Definition Misophonia, also known as the “hatred or dislike of sound,” is characterized by the sensitivity to specific sounds, accompanied by an unpleasant emotional and/or physical response. People with misophonia liken the experience of the sound trigger more closely to irritation, disgust, or even pain, rather than anxiety or fear. …Read More »
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis.
Overview Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life — and to anyone …Read More »
Delirium – Complications, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
Introduction Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment. The start of delirium is usually rapid — within hours or a few days. Delirium can often be traced to one or more contributing factors, such as a severe or …Read More »
Paranoia – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Preventions
What is Paranoia? Paranoia involves intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy. Paranoia occurs in many mental disorders but is most often present in psychotic disorders. Paranoia can become delusions when irrational thoughts and beliefs become so fixed that nothing (including contrary evidence) …Read More »
Sundown Syndrome- Definition, Causes, Management and Prevention
Definition Sundowner’s syndrome is a behavioural condition represented by a collection of symptoms. The exact cause is unclear, but some specialists believe it happens when a person’s biological clock is off kilter. This is often due to disturbances in their circadian rhythms or sleep cycles. Many doctors and neuropsychiatrists believe …Read More »
Heller’s Syndrome – Definition, Causes, and Treatment.
Definition Heller’s Syndrome is a rare developmental disorder characterized by late onset of developmental delays in language, social function, and motor skills. CDD has some similarity to autism and is sometimes considered a low-functioning form of it. CDD is similar to dementia skills already learned and acquired suddenly disappear and …Read More »
Capgras Syndrome- Definition, Causes, and Treatment
Definition Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition that is characterized by a belief that a particular person has been replaced by an imposter. This bizarre belief may lead one to acrimoniously accuse a friend or spouse of being “a fake” or an “imposter” of the actual person. As you can …Read More »
Agoraphobia – Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment
Definition If you have agoraphobia, it means you get anxious about having a panic attack. As well as crowds and queues, you may fear other places or situations where you’ve had a panic attack before. This fear makes you avoid these situations or do things to help manage your anxiety, …Read More »