Psychosis risks
Psychosis

  • Although schizophrenia strikes only about one percent of the population, it is so disabling it is considered among the most important of psychiatric illnesses.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood, from mania to depression. In mania, a person may feel extremely excited, impulsive, euphoric, and full of energy. Depression might bring feelings of sadness and loss of...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia increases as you get older, especially after age 65. Many studies have found that staying physically, socially, and mentally active can reduce the risk of memory loss and other...
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  • Amnesia is a partial or total loss of memory.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dementia is a condition that affects the brain. A person with dementia displays diminished mental capabilities. These can include problems with memory, speaking and understanding speech (aphasia), planning, and performing other complex behaviors. ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects the brain's ability to use and understand language. Aphasia can interfere with your use of verbal and/or written communication.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Get the basic information about dementia. Learn about the causes, signs and what is being done to understand and treat dementia.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Apathy is a lack of interest in life activities and/or interacting with others. It can affect a person's ability to keep a job, maintain personal relationships, and enjoy life.
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  • Pseudobulbar palsy is an inability to control the muscles in the face. It can have a large impact on a person's ability to speak.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stroke (a "brain attack") is a medical emergency in which part of the brain is deprived of oxygen. This occurs when an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes damaged and brain cells begin to die.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke. A stroke is when blood flow to a part of your brain is stopped either by a blockage or a rupture of a blood vessel. Learn the signs of a stroke, and the importance of getting treatment q...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sixth nerve palsy is a disorder affecting the sixth nerve, which supplies the lateral rectus muscle.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hemianopsia is a loss of vision in half of the visual field of one eye or both eyes. Common causes are stroke, brain tumor, and trauma to the brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Epilepsy is a neurological condition caused by malfunctioning brain cells that result in seizures. There is no cure for this disorder but episodes can become less frequent.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Many different factors can come into play for one person with epilepsy that might not affect another.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are misconceptions with epilepsy. By talking about it with your family, friends, coworkers and partners, you can clear many of those up.
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  • Be prepared for seizures and know what you need to do to protect yourself from injury.
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  • Epilepsy is a complex and often confusing disorder. Knowing what's happening and what you should do is important when caring for someone with epilepsy.
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  • Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of twenty different kinds of epilepsy. It is characterized by recurring seizures that stem from the medial or lateral temporal lobes of the brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Drinking too much alcohol, or being unable to control consumption, can indicate alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Too much alcohol in the blood or having withdrawal can lead to serious mental and physical symptoms.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alcoholism occurs when you drink so much alcohol over time that your body becomes dependent on or addicted to it. A self-assessment can help you decide if have a dependence on alcohol and if you need help.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alcohol addiction can manifest in a variety of ways. The severity, frequency of use, or type of alcohol consumed can vary significantly from one person to the next.
    Source:HLCMS
  • For many people, having a drink a few times per week can be a way to unwind with friends. However, drinking to excess or being unable to control the amount of alcohol you consume could lead to serious health consequences or problems at work, schoo...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, is a progressive brain disorder. Learn about the causes, signs and research being done about AD.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alzheimer's disease has a large impact on the patient and their loved ones. Read about the physiological and lifestyle complications associated with AD.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alzheimer's disease is a progressive form of dementia that interferes with behavior, memory, and thinking.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anorexia is the abnormal loss of appetite for food. It can be a symptom of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and some neurological conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Delirium is an abrupt change in the brain that causes mental confusion and emotional disruption. It makes it difficult to think, remember, sleep, pay attention, and more. You might experience the condition during alcohol withdrawal, after surgery,...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A brain tumor is a collection (or mass) of abnormal cells in the brain. The skull is very rigid and the brain is enclosed, so any growth inside such a restricted space can cause problems. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous ...
    Source:HLCMS
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