Category: disorder

Forcing left-handed children to write with their right hands is not in any way innocuous or helpful. It is actually harmful to their developing brains and can result in dyslexia, stuttering, and other learning or speech disorders.

There’s a sleep disorder called “long sleeping” in which the affected person needs at least 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night. It has been linked to introverted personality types, and it affects only about 2% of the world population.

7% of men suffer from paruresis, an anxiety disorder that means you can’t pee if other people are in close proximity.

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Until 1948, 7-Up contained “lithium citrate”, a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder.

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Ph.D. students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.

Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, is a cognitive disorder where sufferers can’t recognize faces – even those most familiar to them, like their children, their spouses, their parents, and even their own.

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Smile Mask Syndrome is a psychological disorder in which subjects develop depression and physical illness as a result of prolonged, unnatural smiling. First described in Japan in 1983, this is attributed to the great importance placed on smiling in the Japanese service industry.

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Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which there is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others’ feelings.

Math anxiety is a psychological disorder which causes stress and anxiety when doing math problems.

People with Borderline Personality Disorder are often terrified of being abandoned or left alone. Even something as innocuous as a loved one getting home late from work or going away for the weekend can trigger intense fear.