Involutional melancholia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   Involutional melancholia or involutional depression is a traditional name for a psychiatric disorder affecting mainly elderly or late middle-aged people, usually accompanied with paranoia. It is classically defined as “depression of gradual onset […]

Paradise 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.   Paradise Syndrome, while not officially recognized by psychologists as a mental condition, is a term used by some to refer to a condition in which a […]

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 […]

Eating disorder

  “Eating disorder” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance.   An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical or mental health.[1] They include binge eating disorder where people eat a large amount in a short period of time, anorexia nervosa where people eat very […]

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 […]