• Parkinsonism
  • The pineal gland serves as a magnetoreceptor organ in the brain of humans and other mammals and its stimulation with an AC pulsed magnetic field has shown beneficial effects in the treatment of neurological and mental disorders which are associated with or related pathogenetically to impairment of pineal melatonin functions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, juvenile Parkinsonism, progressive supranuclear palsy. (google.com)
  • Sometimes a lumbar puncture is performed to measure concentrations of biopterin and neopterin, which can help determine the exact form of dopamine-responsive movement disorder: early onset parkinsonism (reduced biopterin and normal neopterin), GTP cyclohydrolase I deficiency (both decreased) and tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency (both normal). (wikipedia.org)
  • Other differential diagnoses include metabolic disorders (such as GM2 gangliosidosis, phenylketonuria, hypothyroidism, Leigh disease) primarily dystonic juvenile parkinsonism, autosomal recessive early onset parkinsonism with diurnal fluctuation, early onset idiopathic parkinsonism, focal dystonias, dystonia musculorum deformans and dyspeptic dystonia with hiatal hernia. (wikipedia.org)
  • abnormal
  • Unlike the DSM and ICD, some approaches are not based on identifying distinct categories of disorder using dichotomous symptom profiles intended to separate the abnormal from the normal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dystonia
  • Mental dysfunctions in dystonia-plus syndromes. (mysciencework.com)
  • With the increasing understanding of the involvement of basal ganglia circuits in the functions of movement, cognition, emotion and motivation, the network model of dystonia posits a plausible mechanism for the co-occurrence of mental dysfunctions in dystonia-plus syndromes. (mysciencework.com)
  • Segawa Syndrome (SS) also known as Dopamine-responsive dystonia (DRD), Segawa's disease, Segawa's dystonia and hereditary progressive dystonia with diurnal fluctuation, is a genetic movement disorder which usually manifests itself during early childhood at around ages 5-8 years (variable start age). (wikipedia.org)
  • Accordingly, this disorder has sometimes been referred to as "progressive hereditary dystonia with diurnal fluctuations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Comorbid
  • While OCD has been considered a homogenous disorder from a neuropsychological perspective, many of the putative neuropsychological deficits may be due to comorbid disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • mood disorder
  • [ 2 ] The term was then replaced by mood disorder , as the latter term refers to the underlying or longitudinal emotional state, [ 3 ] whereas the former refers to the external expression observed by others. (thefullwiki.org)
  • distress
  • Patients may also experience fears that their obsessions have already been carried out, and this causes them great mental distress and suffering. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neurasthenia
  • The concept of neurasthenia as a nervous system disorder is also said to fit well with the traditional Chinese epistemology of disease causation on the basis of disharmony of vital organs and imbalance of qi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fear
  • And with thousands of individuals across the country seeking therapy in the wake of President Bush's electoral victory, some mental health professionals fear that a diagnostic crisis may be in the offing. (blogs.com)
  • Anorexia nervosa, a difficult-to-treat Axis I disorder characterized by a distorted body image and fear of gaining weight, is also considered egosyntonic because many of its sufferers deny that they have a problem. (wikipedia.org)
  • Psychology
  • The Psychology of Gambling (London 1974) p. 236 and p. 31 E. Hollander, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (2010) p. 92 Aardema, F. & O'Connor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The professional practice of behavior analysis is a hybrid discipline with specific influences coming from counseling, psychology, education, special education, communication disorders, physical therapy and criminal justice. (wikipedia.org)
  • illnesses
  • Historically, there has been an anthropocentric tendency to emphasize the study of animal psychopathologies as models for human mental illnesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • seasonal
  • Animals in the wild appear to be relatively free from eating disorders although their body composition fluctuates depending on seasonal and reproductive cycles. (wikipedia.org)
  • individuals
  • Some OCPD individuals do have OCD, and the two are sometimes found in the same family, sometimes along with eating disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conversion disorder is typically seen in individuals aged 10 to 35, and affects between 0.011% and 0.5% of the general population. (wikipedia.org)