Questions tagged [disorders]
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Does being transgender a mental health condition? If no, why not?
IMPORTANT NOTE: This question focuses on scientific aspects of gender dysphoria only. By no means I desire to disrespect anybody and will gladly have comments about any mistake I might have. My ...
Fatal adult-onset blood/vascular disorder
I'd like to know if there's a blood or vascular disease/disorder that fits, or could conceivably fit, all the following criteria, even if only in theory: Present from birth Onset of symptoms, or a ...
Difference between having severe social anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder
I am sorry if this question seems offensive in any way: I am asking truthfully because I do not know the difference in diagnosis. My question is by which criteria social anxiety disorder is ...
Wishing to be dead without committing suicide
Trying to commit suicide is a mental disorder if it's due to depression and alike. But- Is there a medical disorder where one wishes to be dead, without ever taking action (i.e. doing harm to oneself)....
Scrotal swelling affecting a child [closed]
I would like to know any better remedies except operation available for scrotal swelling in a child ? My sister's son is affected with this... why does it occur for 1 and half year child? And is ...
Do I have a disorder? (See description) [closed]
Now, it is hard to explain for me. But I need to know what is this. Because I have no idea what this is, I might over-explain. I tried Google with lots of different phrases, and it seems as if this ...
Is Alien Hand Syndrome MORE common among those born with extra limbs and dactyls (fingers and toes)? Or not studied?
As stated in a previous post, Alien-Hand-Syndrome is: "A disorder in which a person’s hand or limb acts as if it has autonomous, voluntary activity independent of the individual." -- Medical ...
Are moving "ghosts" after waking up normal or it is sign of disorder? [closed]
Sometimes when I wake up I see moving silhouette of a human in my room. It lasts roughly 3–4 seconds. Then it fades away. These silhouettes have no detail, so I cannot sort out its faces or any ...
Need to find a good analogy
I need to explain to someone that Tourette Syndrome is more than just tics. I would like to do this with an analogy. People at my son's school keep saying they haven't noticed any tics, and they ...
Musculoskeletal vs. muscular disorders
A musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is one that is associated with a musculoskeletal system (locomotor system). Is MSD a subset of muscular disorders or a separate pathological category altogether? If ...
Way to measure different degrees of a mental disorder? [closed]
Is it possible to have a disorder that might only display some of the symptoms, is not as defined, or episodic, making it "borderline"? Is there a way to measure, or at least express the severity of a ...
How to cope with compulsive teeth-brushing? [closed]
I brush my teeth for 15-20 minutes and it's really annoying. I simply don't know how to force myself into cleaning them for a shorter time. I might have OCD, because when I clean my teeth I keep ...
Epidural and cholinesterase deficiency
I have pseudocholinesterase deficiency (BCHE gene), but my wife does not. My wife may need/strongly desire an epidural for our next child. Is this safe for a fetus which may possibly have the same ...
How to devise therapies using neuromotor task training for a child with writing problems?
I would like to devise therapies for a child with writing difficulties. This child has developmental coordination disorder (DCD), therefor he has problems with his fine motor skills. I would like to ...