Asperger Syndrome in adults: bring on the technical, not so much the social

Asperger’s syndrome is an inherited developmental neurological disorder of genetic origin. It falls into the category of autism spectrum disorders or autism. Asperger’s syndrome has no intellectual disability or language delay. Asperger Syndrome in adults means an individual’s life plays out in their own world. They are usually isolated from others, so they may seem like strange people […]

When extreme obsessive-compulsive symptoms move from disorder to disability

By Eric Van Buskirk Many of us pick up small, comfortable habits over time that are part of strict routines. They make us feel better or add to a daily plan which makes our lives easier in small ways. For most of us, these quirky habits are comforting, reassuring even. Extreme OCD symptoms look very, […]

Understanding delusional disorder, false and impossible beliefs

Delusional disorder is a psychosis whereby irrational, false beliefs persist.  Typically these over-the-top thoughts are related to grandiose, jealous, somatic, erotomaniac or persecutory behaviour. An example would be the ongoing belief that one is being followed or surveilled, despite a lack of evidence and no real reason to have the suspicion. Living with delusional disorder […]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type.[9][10] It is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age.[1][2] The symptoms appear before a person is twelve […]

Collective depression

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   Collective depression is one of many collective mental states, such as collective elation, collective paranoia, collective trauma, or collective grief, which may affect a group, community or whole nation. […]

Delusional intuition

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in edited form.  This version is designed for website accessibility standards. Delusional intuition is an illusion in the context of the intuitive rather than an experience of false intuition. The person experiences something that resembles the intuitive, but instead, the […]