Saturday, 2 November 2013

Psychiatry

Allochiria is a neurological disorder in which the patient responds to stimuli presented to one side of their body as if the stimuli had been presented at the opposite side 
Aprosexia is an abnormal inability to pay attention, characterized by a near-complete indifference to everything.
Hyperprosexia is the abnormal state in which a person concentrates on one thing to the exclusion of everything else.
Paraprosexia is the inability to pay attention to any one thing (a state of constant distraction)
Echolalia is the automatic repetition of vocalizations made by another person.
Echopraxia the automatic repetition of movements made by another person.
Metamorphopsia is a type of distorted vision in which a grid of straight lines appears wavy and parts of the grid may appear blank 
Micrographia is abnormally small, cramped handwriting and/or the progression to continually smaller handwriting .
 Pelopsia is a vision perception disorder in which objects appear nearer than they actually are
Teleopsia is a vision perception disorder, in which objects appear much further away than they actually are. 
Phonagnosia is a type of agnosia, or loss of knowledge, that involves a disturbance in the recognition of familiar voices and the impairment of voice discrimination abilities 
Synthesthesia is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
Ideasthesia (alternative spelling ideaesthesia) is defined as a phenomenon in which activations of concepts evoke perception-like experiences .
Chromesthesia or sound-to-color synesthesia is a type of synesthesia in which heard sounds automatically and involuntarily evoke an experience of color 
Aphonia is the inability to produce voice. Parosmia, also known as troposmia or cacosmia, is an olfactory dysfunction that is characterized by the inability of the brain to properly identify an odor’s “natural” smell 
Phantosmia is a form of olfactory hallucination. 
Folie à deux or shared psychosis, is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another. 
Verbosity (also called wordiness, prolixity, grandiloquence, garrulousness, expatiation, and logorrhea.) refers to speech or writing which is deemed to use an excess of words abulia =loss of initiative + apathy

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