The Nervous System - Mental Health:diseases and disorders

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Acute

rapid onset

Agoraphobia

a fear of open spaces or of leaving one's home

Amnesia

loss of memory

Androphobia

a fear of men

Anorexia nervosa

eating disorder characterised by severe weight loss as a result of refusing to eat. Person thinks they are fat despite obvious thinness

Autism

development disorder arising in early years of life; significantly impaired social and language skills - several categories classified

Arachnophobia

a fear of spiders

Dysphoria

unpleasant mood

Euphoria

exaggerated sense of well being

Haemophobia

a fear of blood

Hallucination

false perception can be hearing, sight, touch, smell, taste, somatic (within the body): a psychosis

Hydrophobia

a fear of drinking

Hypochondria

an abnormality in which the person is pre-occupied with imaginary illness

Mysophobia

a fear of dirt

Nosophobia

a fear of disease

Nyctophobia

a fear of darkness

Panphobia

a fear of everything

Phobia

irrational fear

Phobophobia

a fear of phobias

Photophobia

a fear of (or intolerence to) light

Trichophobia

a fear of hair

Xenophobia

a fear of foreigners

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