Self-disorder

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   A self-disorder, also called ipseity disturbance, is a psychological phenomenon of disruption or diminishing of a person’s sense of minimal (or basic) self. The sense of minimal self refers to […]

Katagelasticism

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   Katagelasticism is a psychological condition in which a person excessively enjoys laughing at others (coined by Christian F. Hempelmann and Sean Harrigan from καταγελαστής (katagelastēs), Ancient Greek for “mocker”). Katagelasticists actively seek and establish […]

Hypergymnasia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   Anorexia athletica (sports anorexia), also referred to as hypergymnasia, is an eating disorder characterized by excessive and compulsive exercise. An athlete suffering from sports anorexia tends to over exercise to […]

Religious delusion

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   A religious delusion is any delusion involving religious themes or subject matter. Though a small minority of psychologists have characterized all or nearly all religion as delusion, others focus solely on […]

Glass delusion

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   The glass delusion is an external manifestation of a psychiatric disorder recorded in Europe mainly in the late Middle Ages and early modern period (fifteenth to seventeenth centuries). People feared that they were made of glass “and […]

Hero syndrome

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   The hero syndrome is a phenomenon affecting people who seek heroism or recognition, usually by creating a desperate situation which they can resolve. This can include unlawful acts, such […]

Compulsive hoarding

  “Compulsive hoarding” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance.   Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder,[1] is a behavioral pattern characterized by excessive acquisition of and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of […]

Phobia

  “Phobia” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form. However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation.[1] The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six […]

Personality disorders

  “Personality disorders” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Personality disorders (PD) are a class of mental disorders characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating from those accepted by the individual’s culture. These patterns develop early, […]

Paratonia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Paratonia is the inability to relax muscles during muscle tone assessment. There are two types of paratonia: oppositional and facilitatory. Oppositional paratonia (“gegenhalten”) occurs when subjects involuntarily resist […]