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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a descriptive term applied to cases of brief, excruciating, electric-shock-like pains affecting one side or the other of the face. The term derives from combining neuralgia, meaning pain originating aberrantly in a nerve, with trigeminal, the name of the nerve responsible for carrying sensation from the face. It has also been referred [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy is the holistic health profession that works with individuals to attain, restore, and maintain function in daily life activities and meaningful life roles such as student, homemaker, hobbyist, and worker. The word “occupation” in the context of occupational therapy refers to activities that are valued by that individual in his or her culture. [...]

September 20, 2011 More
Kleptomania

Kleptomania

Kleptomania, the impulsive and irresistible urge to steal, may have been described as early as 370 AD by St. Augustine when he wrote in Confessions “Yet I lusted to thieve and did it compelled by no hunger, nor poverty.” The term “kleptomania” is derived from the Greek words klepto meaning to steal and mania meaning [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Dysthymia

Dysthymia

Dysthymic disorder is a chronic mood disorder characterized by depressed mood (extreme irritability in children and teenagers) almost every day for most of the day for at least 2 years in adults and 1 year for children and teenagers. Most individuals with these disorders complain that they have been depressed for as long as they [...]

September 1, 2011 More