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Glossary for Mental changes

Medical terms related to Mental changes or mentioned in this section include:

  • Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
  • Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
  • Amnesia: A disorder in which the ability to store and recall new information, as well as past information may be lost.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Benign astrocytoma: Benign tumors that occur in the brain or spinal cord. Symptoms and severity depends on the location and size of the tumors.
  • Benzodiazepine abuse: Abuse of benzodiazepine tranquiliser medications
  • Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
  • Birth control pill poisoning: Birth control pill contain hormones such as estrogen and progestin and excessive ingestion of the pills can result in relatively minor symptoms - usually there are no serious problems associated with the ingested of many birth control pills at one time. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
  • Bristowe's syndrome: Symptoms caused by a brain tumor that develops in the corpus callosum which connects the two brain hemispheres.
  • Cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, hereditary, Dutch type: An inherited condition characterized mainly by brain hemorrhage and amyloid deposits in the brain blood vessels. The size and location of the hemorrhage determines the severity of symptoms. The condition was first described in a Dutch family.
  • Cerebral sarcoma: A type of brain tumor that can be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. The tumor arises from blood vessels in the brain. Symptoms may vary depending on the size and exact location of the tumor.
  • Chronic depression: Chronic depression is a mental disorder characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities and this maybe present for months together.
  • Chronic renal insufficiency: Chronic lack of function of the renal system. Kidneys.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Concentration difficulty: Reduced concentration ability or lack of concentration
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A very rare degenerative brain disease that can be inherited, transmitted (eg in surgical transplants using infected tissue) or as a result of genetic mutations. The condition is fatal.
  • Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
  • Depressive disorders: Depression or its various related conditions.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Drug abuse: Drug use as a symptom of other conditions
  • Drug overdose: A condition characterized by the consumption in excess of a particular drug causing adverse effects
  • Dysthymia: Chronic depression usually associated with elderly people suffering stress from a variety of causes.
  • Electrical burns: Burns caused when an electric current pass through the body or part of it. The symptoms and severity of the burn depends on the strength of the electrical current, the duration of the exposure and the part of the body involved. Prompt treatment in more severe cases can improve the prognosis.
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Forgetfulness: Forgetting things or loss of memory ability
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Huntington's disease: Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration.
  • Hyperventilation: Abnormally fast and deep breathing.
  • Impaired thinking: The impairment of ones ability to think clearly
  • Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
  • MN1: A rare genetic defect that can cause meningiomas to develop. A meningioma is a tumor of the meninges which is a membrane that encloses the brain and spinal cord The genetic defect occurs on chromosome 22. The tumor is usually slow-growing and benign.
  • Marchiafava-Bignami disease: A progressive syndrome associated with alcohol abuse and/or nutritional disorder. It is characterized by fits, stupor, dementia and coma.
  • Memory loss: The loss of ones ability to recall from their memory.
  • Meningioma: A slow-growing tumor of the meninges that is not cancerous. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the tumor.
  • Mental changes in pregnancy: Mental changes in pregnancy are common and arise from the myriad life changes occurring at the time. They can also be caused by depression, which may be mild or severe.
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Mild brain injury caused by trauma, accident or injury
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nyssen-Van Bogaert syndrome: An adult form of an inherited biochemical disorder involving a deficiency of an enzyme called cerebroside sulfatase. The enzyme deficiency causes cerebroside sulfate to build up within the body and causes damage to the nervous system including the brain.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
  • Pupillary changes: pupillary changes may include dilation, contraction or changes in the shape of the pupil itself
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Syncope: Loss or interruption of consciousness.
  • Syphilitic aseptic meningitis: A chronic syphilis infection which affects the nervous system.
  • TIA: Transient ischemic accident
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: Severe immune reaction causing shock
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Wilson's disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.

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