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i need a disease with psychological manifestations?


Im taking a psyc class but i want to keep my papers and such with medical backgrounds and where doin brain stuff and i wanted to write a paper on an interesting disease that present in psychological defects. Any help is appreciated. TY
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is bodily modification merely different manifestations of the pressure to conform, ?


or are they a form of self-empowerement and self-expression?
i mean bodily modification by:
plastic surgery
peircings/tattoos
waxing/shaving
losing wieght/gaining weight
ya know the whole change of image to look better
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Are hallucinations and paronia typical manifestations of parkinson's disease?


A 41 years old man with parkinson's disease is admitted to the hospital after experiencing severe night mares and periods of confusion. during lucid periods, he is very disturbed by these manifestations. at other times, he believes that his wife is participating in a conspiracy to harm him. what assessments and intervention should you consider? Are hallucinations and paronia typical manifestations of parkinson's disease? Might the client's manifestations be related to treatment or to some cause other than parkinson's disease?
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It is important to realize that not every person with Parkinson's develops all signs or symptoms of the disease. For example, some people experience tremor as the primary symptom, while others may not have tremor but do have balance problems. Also, for some people the disease progresses quickly, and in others it does not. The following are descriptions of the most common primary symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Tremor: In the early stages of the disease, about 70 percent of people experience a slight tremor in the hand or foot on one side of the body, or less commonly in the jaw or face. It appears as a "beating" or oscillating movement. Because the Parkinson's tremor usually appears when a person's muscles are relaxed, it is called "resting tremor." This means that the affected body part trembles when it is not doing work, and it usually subsides when a person begins an action. The tremor often spreads to the other side of the body as the disease progresses, but remains most apparent on the original side of occurrence.

Rigidity: Rigidity, also called increased muscle tone, means stiffness or inflexibility of the muscles. Muscles normally stretch when they move, and then relax when they are at rest. In rigidity, the muscle tone of an affected limb is always stiff and does not relax, sometimes resulting in a decreased range of motion. For example, a person who has rigidity may not be able to swing his or her arms when walking because the muscles are too tight. Rigidity can cause pain and cramping.

Bradykinesia: Bradykinesia is the phenomenon of a person experiencing slow movements. In addition to slow movements, a person with bradykinesia will probably also have incomplete movement, difficulty initiating movements and sudden stopping of ongoing movement. People who have bradykinesia may walk with short, shuffling steps (this is called festination). Bradykinesia and rigidity can occur in the facial muscles, reducing a person's range of facial expressions and resulting in a "mask-like" appearance.

Postural instability or impaired balance and coordination: People with Parkinson's disease often experience instability when standing or impaired balance and coordination. These symptoms, combined with other symptoms such as bradykinesia, increase the probability of falling. People with balance problems may have difficulty making turns or abrupt movements. They may go through periods of "freezing," which is when a person feels stuck to the ground and finds it difficult to start walking. The slowness and incompleteness of movement can also affect speaking and swallowing.

Secondary symptoms of Parkinson's can be, for many, as troublesome as the primary movement symptoms of the disease. PDF receives many inquiries about secondary symptoms, and you can often find information about these problems in our educational materials and in our newsletter, the PDF News & Review. Secondary symptoms of Parkinson's include stooped posture, a tendency to lean forward or backward and speech problems, such as softness of voice or slurred speech caused by lack of muscle control. Non-motor symptoms, such as depression, also affect the life of a person with Parkinson's.

The following is a list of secondary symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Some of these symptoms have been discussed in PDF publications; please click on them to read more:

* Speech changes
* Loss of facial expression, or "masking"
* Micrographia (small, cramped handwriting)
* Difficulty swallowing
* Drooling (Q&A booklet, see question 28)
* Pain
* Dementia or confusion
* Sleep disturbances (Q&A booklet, see question 23)
* Constipation (Q&A booklet, see question 24)
* Skin problems
* Depression
* Fear or anxiety
* Memory difficulties and slowed thinking
* Sexual dysfunction
* Urinary problems (Q&A booklet, see question 25)
* Fatigue and aching
* Loss of energy
* Compulsive behavior
* Cramping (Q&A booklet, see question 27)  (+ info)

What are the clinical manifestations of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?


Enlarged nodes in neck, armpit, groin
Enlarged liver or spleen
Fatigue (can be due to anemia as well)
Weight loss
Sweats
Fevers
Low white count or platelets leading to infection or bleeding respectively
If mass in chest, spine or brain could get other symptoms/signs as well...

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What clinical manifestations may result from leiomyomas?


Are you talking about uterine fibroids? If so, could be pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, Urinary Symptoms-Urinary frequency, urinary retention, ureteral obstruction and hydronephrosis. Intestinal Symptoms- Constipation and intestinal obstruction. Sometimes could cause infetility.

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Can a malignant Breast Cancer trigger secondary manifestations ?


yes, cancer can spread to other parts of the body, my friend Kat died from breast cancer that caused a secondary tumor, 1 in each lung.  (+ info)

physiological causes and manifestations?


what are the physiological causes and manifestations of the five major manifestations: redness, heat, swelling, pain, and disturbance of function?
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Could ants be smaller manifestations of a giant evil being that sends parts of itself apart to eat your sugar?


yeah they are, one day i was minding my own Business and i over heard them talking. They said that they have found enough sugar to fill a whole rocket and even some for snaking on the long trip back to planet ANTalot. They said that they are going to back to the flying squirrels that sent them here because they owed them a favor!!!!. I was so shocked that i let my ant eater loose to eat them but then the ant eater ran away because they had ant eater repellent spray, so now i have them captive in a glass jar. What should i do with them?  (+ info)

what are the clinical manifestations of Right Sided Congestive Heart Failure and Left Sided CHF?


right sides symptoms are systemic, ie: edema in extremities, jugular venous distention. left sided failure has pulmonary symptoms, Ie: crackles, rales, pulmonary edema, etc. A easy tip to help you remember is to think of the anatomy of the heart, and what goes where, that should help you with the symptoms.  (+ info)

what are two clinical manifestations of an enlarged prostate?


an enlarged prostrate can cause a difficulty in urinating, and the constant feeling of having to urinate even when there is no urine. in some cases there is pain accompanied with urinating as well as a slight burning sensation when you do urinate. there are the same symptoms of an enlarged prostrate that are included with prostrate cancer. minus the detrimental pain that follows urinating.  (+ info)

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