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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