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A state of mental and physical overactivity characterised by pressured speech, racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, extreme irritability or elation and, not infrequently, delusions and hallucinations (i.e., psychosis). It is most commonly associated with bipolar disorder, a serious mental condition in which sufferers alternate between mania and depression.
True mania is a terrifying thing to witness and rarely forgotten.
by Doc_B May 3, 2015
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A mild form of mental illness, in which subjective experiences of emotional distress are common but contact with reality has not been lost. Examples include anxiety disorders, depression and eating disorders. It is also called psychoneurosis.
Neurosis can in many ways be distinguished from the more severe psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and manic depression (bipolar).
by Doc_B April 14, 2015
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A general state of emotional and psychological well-being, as manifest by the ability to cope with and meet the demands of everyday life.
Many people suffering from mental health problems are reluctant to get the help they need.
by Doc_B April 14, 2015
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A rarely diagnosed mental condition in which negative emotional experiences (from annoyance to extreme rage) are triggered by specific sounds, which can be either loud or soft. Nose sniffling, eating and breathing noises and tapping are all examples of trigger sounds for people suffering from this illness.
Misophonia, a sound sensitivity disorder, causes untold suffering and social withdrawal.
by Doc_B April 15, 2015
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A mental illness marked by extreme aversion to certain soft sounds, such as eating noises and nose sniffling. The condition is newly-defined and rarely diagnosed.
Misophonia causes pain and anguish for the ill person, as well as those around them.
by Doc_B May 1, 2015
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A mood or affective disorder is a major type of mental illness in which emotions are significantly disturbed. Examples include clinical depression and the more severe bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a severe mood disorder that in its most extreme form has much more in common with schizophrenia than depression.
by Doc_B April 14, 2015
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A type of mental illness in which anxiety is the main feature. Examples include panic disorder, specific phobias, agorophobia, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety disorder.
He has an anxiety disorder.
by Doc_B April 14, 2015
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