Jul 5 2006, 02:31 AM
Members can list one disorder that they have and then post some things they know about this disorder like symptoms and causes that are connected with them.
I have Social Anxiety. It prevents me from going to social events and feeling comfortable. Creates thought confusion and muscle tension. Avoidant Personality Disorder is considered to be a more severe form of Social Anxiety. Pressured Speech. Don't like eating in front of others. Doesn't feel comfortable looking people in the eye.Stems from embarrassing events from the past.Most of the time have overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday situations.
Autism may manifest in early infancy, with the infant shying away from the parent's touch, not responding to a parent who returns after an absence, and inappropriate gaze behavior.
Jul 7 2006, 12:28 PM
Bone Marrow Depression
Bone marrow depression (also known as Myelosuppression) is an abnormal condition of the bone marrow in which it is unable to produce normal amounts of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets.
Jul 10 2006, 09:09 PM
Jul 11 2006, 09:06 AM
Major Depressive Disorder
No known cause, can be triggered by hormone fluxuations, head injury, situations, or chemical imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain. Symptoms vary from person to person...Excessive sleep for some, insomnia in others....or both for one over a long period of time. Crying jags or the inability to cry. Anxiety over day to day bumps in the road. A feeling of hopelessness, lack of worth, lack of self esteem and despair. Treatments can be from medications to meditations, diet, exercise, homeopathic remedies, vitamins.... whatever works for one will not work for all. Condition can be managed, treated....not cured necessarily.
Millions of people are affected by it, GET HELP!!
Jul 12 2006, 02:53 PM
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I am unable to forget about past traumatic events. It feels like they happened yesterday. I battle with grief and anger together. I know theyb can't be changed. They have to be put aside, understand the reality of it, cherish the moment. I can be very disabilatating.
Jul 22 2006, 08:44 PM
An 'easy' one first...Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
Dyslexia results from a neurological difference; that is, a brain difference. People with dyslexia have a larger right-hemisphere in their brains than those of normal readers. That may be one reason people with dyslexia often have significant strengths in areas controlled by the right-side of the brain, such as artistic, athletic, and mechanical gifts; 3-D visualization ability; musical talent; creative problem solving skills; and intuitive people skills.
In addition to unique brain architecture, people with dyslexia have unusual "wiring". Neurons are found in unusual places in the brain, and are not as neatly ordered as in non-dyslexic brains.
Jul 24 2006, 02:38 AM
Uni-Polar.....Even though I can feel good about coming here, I still overall feel depressed the majority of the time. No uphorias at all. Merely unhappy and can't seem to be dragged out of the mood. Happy events don't make me as happy as I should be.Most of the time when I'm out, I'm usually emoitionally flat and unresponsive towards others.
Jul 27 2006, 10:20 AM
What's so bad about it? Why do others have such low standards or expectations?
Jul 27 2006, 01:56 PM
Tjay...There's nothing wrong with it. I was always one to take on a task and strive for perfection. And what I mean by that is to do the best i can with a task. We should never worry about what others think of what we do. As long as it makes us happy, their expections are meaningless. Their low standareds will only hurt them. I know I can never be perfect, I only strive to do the best I can with what is handed to me.
Another one for me is Personality Disorder;
I never know how I'm going to feel day to day. There are so many triggers for this; watching the news, TV programs, men with sarcastic attitudes or the bust ball types, alcoholics, pedifiles, people who abuse animals, cars who drive past my house at 2am with their music blasting.
Jul 27 2006, 05:54 PM
Jul 27 2006, 09:04 PM
*irratability, hostility, aggression
*loss of interest or pleasure in things that used to be fun
*withdrawl from family members or society
Major Depression is caused by imbalance of certain neurtransmitters in the brain and a life crisis results in increased symptoms intensity.
Aug 4 2006, 05:16 AM
Medication resistant depression
The depression is not respondent to medication therapy.
Which for me was a big pain in the rear
Aug 30 2006, 10:14 AM
Melancholic Depression - the depressed mood state in melancholic depression is generally more severe than in non-melancholic depression and PMD is evident.
Aug 30 2006, 10:11 PM
I've been labled a couple DID, PTSD, major depression,
DID - there is 6 of us and never know who will be in control most of the time.
PTSD - of the traumatic abuse, of things that was seen, had to do, and participated in SRA
major depression from feeling either suicidal at times, hopless, un sure, out of touch, etc.
So which one? answer: I AM CRAZY!!!
I'VE LEARANED TO LAUGH AT MYSELF. ONLY WAY TO KEEP FROM GOING INSANE.
Sep 5 2006, 10:51 AM
Sep 25 2006, 05:14 AM
This condition is a frequent cause of learning disability, occurring in 1 in every 650 live births. It is more frequent among older women, occurring in about 1 in 2000 live births for mothers aged 20-25 and 1 in 30 for those aged 45. http://www.depression-guide.com/learning-d...wn-syndrome.htm
Oct 13 2006, 04:55 AM
Homocystinuria is heredity defect caused by deficiency of an enzyme (cystathionine synthetase) responsible for digesting methionine, an amino acid.
Typical symptoms include are Dislocation of lens of eyes, Pale and pink skin, Nearsightedness, Rashes
Fragile hairs, Long limbs, High arched feet.
Oct 24 2006, 04:41 PM
An unhealthy relationship syndrome in which one person portrays the "child" and the other portrays the "parent" when they are not really the parent or the child. The "parent" will do anything it takes to keep a dynamic equilibrium in the relationship, keep things status quo regardless what the "child" does. So in my case, my husband is the child and I am the parent. He is irresponsible and therefore I must be always be responsible. He never picked up the head of household role so I felt that I had to. He loses his job, I take on additional loans and fight for a promotion to make up the difference in his loss of pay. He forgets my birthday, christmas, anniversary and I buy a gift for myself so that it doesn't look bad to the kids.... This is a lose-lose toxic love cycle. He will never accept responsibility for anything and I will never know who I am until I stop having to always make up for his irresponsibility.
Feb 26 2007, 08:01 AM
I suffer from severe depression and can be very sadistic at times:
Don't know what caused it. It just sort of happened. I became depressed when I was six years old, and am 13 now. I didn't realize I suffered depression until I was 11. I saw a commercial for an antidepressiant and saw the symptoms of depression and noticed they matched up with the way I felt. Before that, I just felt like I was trapped in a black hole, my own personal bubble in time and space. When I was 12, about 6 months ago, it just got worse, even though nothing serious in my life had happened recently. I began to think about suicide. Every time I saw a cliff or high window, I could picture myself jumping off of it. Same thing with basically every other potentially dangerous object. Almost 2 months ago, I recieved an X-acto knife for my birthday. It was the final piece in the puzzle. I began to cut myself. First, it only made white marks, gone by the next morning. Soon, I cut pink marks, that had thin lines of red. My parents and friends began to notice, so I lied and said it was my cat. My parents relunctantly believed me, but one of my friends didn't. She's dropped the subject now, but I doubt she's forgotten it. I was so horrified at what I had done, and how I was distancing myself from God. I made the descision to give up cutting myself for Lent and I feel much better. Still, I can only thank God that no one in my family owns a gun. Kudos to you if you managed to read this whole paragraph. I was just venting.
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