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ADD (attention deficit disorder)

ADD (attention deficit disorder)

/ˈæd/
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a behavioral disorder, most common in children, characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and learning disability
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They are expensive because the cost of transporting them is added to the price.

Kings, sheikhs, popes, and other rulers believed that owning these sunshades added to their importance.

Later another dial was added to show minutes.

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ADHD

ADHD

/ˌeɪdˌiːˌeɪtʃdˈiː/
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a condition, experienced mostly by children, making them seem restless, unable to keep focus, and act impulsively
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Perhaps more controversial is the dramatic increase in diagnosis of ADHD over the years.

But it turns out that there may be an evolutionary advantage to having classic ADHD symptoms.

It can help with depression, anxiety, ADHD, age-related cognitive decline.

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amnesia

amnesia

/æmˈniʒə/
noun
a severe medical condition that leads to partial or complete loss of memory
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Childhood amnesia starts to set in between the ripe old ages of 8 and 9.

The other major symptom is memory loss or amnesia.

One is, what's driving this amnesia?

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anorexia nervosa

anorexia nervosa

/ˌænoːɹˈɛksiə nɜːvˈoʊsə/
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an eating disorder, particularly in women, marked by body image disturbance and obsessive fear of becoming fat, which leads to dangerous weight loss
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90% of anorexia nervosa cases worldwide happen in women.

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anorexic

anorexic

/ˌænɝˈɛksɪk/
noun
a person who suffers from anorexia
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You know, guys, I was an 18-year-old anorexic.

I think they're anorexic.

You're anorexic.

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anorexic

anorexic

/ˌænɝˈɛksɪk/
adjective
involving or suffering from anorexia
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I think they're anorexic.

You're anorexic.

Geoff, are you anorexic?

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anxiety

anxiety

/æŋˈzaɪəti/
noun
(psychiatry) a mental disorder of constant nervousness and worry, in which one expects something bad to happen with no valid reason
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This status anxiety fuels the ambition needed to reach for success.

I had a huge anxiety attack a couple weeks ago, and

I had lots of anxiety over it and I felt like I was gonna die alone.

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baby blues

baby blues

/bˈeɪbi blˈuːz/
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a severe depressive disorder, primarily experienced by women after giving birth to a child

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battle fatigue

battle fatigue

/bˈæɾəl fɐtˈiːɡ/
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a post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from prolonged exposure to active warfare
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Pace changes were key to avoid battle fatigue.

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bipolar

bipolar

/baɪˈpoʊɫɝ/
adjective
having or marked by both manic and depressive episodes
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But that doesn't mean there's a single bipolar gene.

Some bipolar patients reject treatment because they're afraid it will dim their emotions and destroy their creativity.

They're bipolar by nature.

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bipolar disorder

bipolar disorder

/baɪpˈoʊlɚ dɪsˈoːɹdɚ/
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a chronic mental health condition marked by episodes of mania and depression
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They can be extremely effective in smoothing out the highs and lows of bipolar disorder.

And unlike the bipolar disorders, the depressive disorders tend to be all lows.

It's the outdated term for bipolar disorders.

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borderline personality disorder

borderline personality disorder

/bˈoːɹdɚlˌaɪn pˌɜːsənˈælɪɾi dɪsˈoːɹdɚ/
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a mental illness that causes a person to act impulsively, to experience severe shifts in mood, and to be unable to form interpersonal relationships
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I talk about the combination of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder in this video.

Today I'm answering a viewer question about what triggers the mood swings that you can see in borderline personality disorder.

One of the features of borderline personality disorder that make it look like bipolar disorder is having wide mood swings.

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breakdown

breakdown

/ˈbɹeɪkˌdaʊn/
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a condition in which a person becomes so anxious or depressed that they can no longer handle their everyday life
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I was having breakdowns, I was having temper tantrums, lots of anger management issues.

So there's a breakdown, you know.

He plastered fliers all over campus with a breakdown of the best deals he found.

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bulimia

bulimia

/bjuˈɫɪmiə/
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a mental illness which causes a person to eat too much and then forces themselves to vomit to maintain their weight
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It's really a struggle for me, but I don't know if it's bulimia already.

So bulimia says it needs to happen for three months.

Bulimia it is.

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catatonia

catatonia

/kˌæɾɐtˈoʊniə/
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a mental condition usually associated with schizophrenia in which the patient doesn't move for long time spans

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complex

complex

/ˈkɑmpɫɛks/, /kəmˈpɫɛks/
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a group of partly or completely repressed emotions or impulses that affect a person's behavior and patterns of thought
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but she's also trying and get a fix for her white savior complex.

Narrator: Shopping complexes continued to build at a rate of over 1,000 per year.

So it really shows you exactly where the complex that this gentleman lives in.

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delirium

delirium

/dɪˈɫɪɹiəm/
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a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
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Any hotter, and heat stroke can set in, leading to exhaustion, delirium, or even a coma.

Flakka is notorious for putting users into a violent state of excited delirium.

And sometimes, it was Cummy who filled Stevenson's sleepless nights with stories, fueling his nighttime delirium.

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depressed

depressed

/dɪˈpɹɛst/
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feeling very unhappy and having no hope
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I'm not depressed.' '

And that's pretty much the only time I get really depressed about it, really.

and then I get depressed that I didn't go

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depression

depression

/dɪˈpɹɛʃən/
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a mental condition in which a person feels severe sadness and dejection, usually with physical symptoms such as insomnia, lethargy, etc.
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They talk about suicide, mental health, depression, just, that's why I love them so much.

I mean, it's not, like, glorious when people have depression and whatever

Depression isn't easy.

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deranged

deranged

/dɪˈɹeɪndʒd/
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incapable of behaving normally or thinking clearly due to mental illness

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disordered

disordered

/dɪˈsɔɹdɝd/
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affected by an abnormal physical or mental condition
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It creates a more disordered state.

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eating disorder

eating disorder

/ˈiːɾɪŋ dɪsˈoːɹdɚ/
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a mental condition that causes a person to eat too much or too little
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My Free Eating Disorder Workbook" is a great place to start aswell

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egomania

egomania

/ˌiːɡoʊmˈeɪniə/
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a mental condition in which one is abnormally self-centered and self-interested

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egomaniac

egomaniac

/ˌiɡoʊˈmeɪniæk/
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a medical condition in which a person is overly self-involved or in deep need of excessive attention or admiration
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An egomaniac who propagated pseudoscientific theories.

Former NSA analysts have said it’s because he’s an egomaniac.

Because Zack is an egomaniac who is also bad at band names.

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