Mental health (psychiatry)


Pathological perseveration is often observed in patients with organic brain lesions, cerebral atherosclerosis, schizophrenia, senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and Pick's disease. 

Fear of insects: what is it called and how to treat it?

What is the name of the fear of insects and beetles (coleopteran insects) right? Persistent irrational (unfounded) fear of insects is defined by most experts as entomophobia: from the Greek. The words entomon (insect) and phobos (fear).

Catatonic excitement

Catatonic agitation is a type of hyperkinetic acute psychosis with specific manifestations: motor restlessness is characterized by chaos, lack of purposefulness, stereotyped, sometimes pretentious, movements, meaningless and incoherent speech.



A true oneiroid is a mental disorder, a form of altered consciousness, most often of endogenous organic origin. It is characterized by pronounced productive symptoms in the form of an influx of bright scene-like images

Multiple personality disorder

American psychiatry diagnoses this phenomenon as dissociative identity disorder. The current ICD-10 classification calls a similar condition "multiple personality disorder" and refers it to other dissociative (conversion) disorders, without separating it into a separate nosology. 

Fear of water

There are also more exotic types of hydrophobia, for example, ablutophobia, when fear causes the need to even rinse your mouth, wash your face, take a shower, wash, carry out any procedure involving water. 

Fear of long words

What is the name of the fear of long words? The name was chosen not without humor: hippo monstrosesquipedaliophobia. Synonyms are shorter, but also not easy to pronounce: hypomonstrascuedalophobia, sesquipedalophobia. 

The initial stage of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is attributed to mental disorders that have preliminary signs that can signal the development of this disease.

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