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  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental and behavioral disorder characterized by behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, inattention, concentration difficulty, and other mental symptoms. Typically, ADHD and associated hyperactivity is known as a childhood disorder, although ADD/ADHD in adults is known to be under-diagnosed. It is distinguished from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) which has a reduced focus on hyperactivity type symptoms.
  • Accident or injury conditions: Medical conditions caused by accidents or physical injuries.
  • Accidental injury: An injury that occurs accidentally
  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are persistent and excessive feelings of fear, worry or uneasiness that are significant enough to have an impact on day-to-day life. Excessive anxiety can have repercussions on physical and mental health. There are a number of different subtypes of anxiety disorders such as General anxiety, Social anxiety, Phobias, Hypochondria and Obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Automobile accidents injury: An injury caused by the mechanism of a car accident
  • Balance disorders: Various disorders impairing the body's sense of balance.
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Concussion: Brain injury causing loss of consciousness and bruising of the brain
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Falls: When a person losses balance and falls over
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Mental changes: Any change to ones personality due to mental illness
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Personality change: Change in a person's behavior and personality
  • Syncope: Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.

 

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