Trichotillomania is a type of mental disorder, which involves an irresistible and recurrent urge to pull out one’s hair from the scalp and other parts of the body with hair, in spite of having the desire to stop. Due to hair pulling, the scalp tends to have patchy bald spots, which can lead to a significant amount of distress. It can also interfere with one’s work and social interactions.
Tourette syndrome is doing repeated movements or making unwanted sounds that can’t be easily controlled. For example, blinking eyes repeatedly, shrugging the shoulders or blurt out unusual sounds (tics).
When we talk about the term “cauliflower ear”, it refers to a kind of deformity of the ear. It can be due to various causes such as an injury or blunt trauma to the ear during a wrestling or boxing match. If this injury is not treated in a timely manner, then it can lead to a blockage, which would, in turn, prevent the flow of blood and damage the tissues.
The term “psychosomatic disorder” means “a physical disease that is thought to be caused, or made worse, by mental factors.” This term is also used when mental factors cause physical symptoms but where there is no physical disease. For example, chest pain may be caused by stress and no physical disease can be found.
Tay-Sach’s disease is a rare genetic disorder which results due to absence of an enzyme in the body that breaks down fatty substances.
The fatty substances accumulate in the body and affect child’s brain. As the disease develops the body loses its function gradually.
Lou Gehrig’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also called as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. It is a progressive disorder that leads to the loss of voluntary muscle control in the body. This disorder often affects the nerves that control speech, swallowing function, and limb movements. There is still no known cure for this disease.
Strattera affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Strattera is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may also be used for purposes not listed in numerous medication guides.