PSYC 2009 Lecture Notes - Mood Disorder, Insomnia, Cognitive Deficit

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Cerebral palsy
A severe disorder which is caused by damage to the cerebrum at the
time of birth.
Schizoprenia
A severe psychotic illness characterized by hallucinations, delusions and
bizarre behaviour.
Spinal Paralysis
A loss of movement and feeling caused by a traumatic damage to the
spinal cord.
Alzheimer’s Disease
A progressive degenerative disease characterized by dementia and is
always fatal.
Parkinson’s Disease
A severe disease that is caused by damage to the brain leading to
having difficulty initiating voluntary movements.
Depression
A severe mood disorder that is characterized by insomnia, loss of
appetite and feelings of dejection.
Stroke
A loss of brain function caused by a disruption in the blood supply that
usually leads to permanent motor, sensory or cognitive deficit.
Epilepsy
A condition characterized by periodic disturbances to the brain electric
activity that usually leads to seizures, loss of consciousness and sensory
disturbances.
Multiple Sclerosis
A disease that affects nerve conduction characterized by episodes of
weakness, lack of coordination and speech disturbances.
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