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Au-tism: a condition of difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language difficult concepts.
Anx-i-e-ty: a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
Tou·rette's syn·drome: a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics and vocalizations and often the compulsive utterance of obscenities.
Bu·lim·i·a: an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
Nar-co-lep-sy: a condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings.
Intermittent explosive disorder (IED): an impulsive-control disorder with sudden episodes of unwarranted anger, hostility and aggressive oubursts.
Able Dixion Hoopie Dissy
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD): a condition which includes difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
Dys·lex·i·a: a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.
Schiz-o-phre-ni-a : A long term disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relationship between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception. Inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, a sense of mental fragmentation.
Cerebral palsy (CP): is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way).
De-pres-sion: a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.
Down syn·drome: a congenital disorder arising from a chromosome defect, causing intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities including short stature and a broad facial profile. It arises from a defect involving chromosome 21, usually an extra copy (trisomy-21).
Con-Science: An inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behaivor.
Hy-po-chon-dri-ac: An excessive preoccupation with and worry about one's health.
im·ped·i·ment: a defect in a person's speech, such as a lisp or stammer.
Bi·po·lar: having or relating to two poles or extremities. (of psychiatric illness) characterized by both manic and depressive episodes, or manic ones only.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): is an anxietydisorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.
As-per-gers: A developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities.
Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified: An eating disorder that does not meet the criteria for Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa.
co-mor-bid-i-ty: The simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions.
PTSD post-traumatic-sress-disorder: a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Trans-gen-der: Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.
Self-Harm: the act of deliberately inflicting pain and damage to one's own body. Self-harm most often refers to cutting, burning, scratching, and other forms of external injury; it can, however, also include internal or emotional harm.
Greif: deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone's death. Deep emotional response to a great loss.