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Persistent failure to speak in specific social situations
Speech disorder characterized by disturbance in the normal fluency and time patterning of speech
Involuntary tics and vocalizations and sometimes the compulsive utterance of obscenities
Disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated
Eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating, followed by compensatory behavior
Disorder in which a person gains attention from medical professionals by repeatedly causing or fabricating disease symptoms in others
Recurrent pulling out of one's hair resulting in noticeable hair loss
Alternative episodes of elevated emotion and depression
The idea that one has a serious disease, based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms
Severe brain disorder where people have difficulty distinguishing reality from unreal experiences
Impairments in communication, repetitive behavior and social interaction
The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states
Anxiety disorder that can develop after an exposure to a severe ordeal
Inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired
Disorder characterized by extreme self-neglect, domestic squalor, social withdrawal and compulsive hoarding of rubbish
Deliberate and purposeful fire setting on more than one occasion
Failure to resist impulses to steal items even though the items are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value
Memory loss usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury or illness
Experiencing overwhelming sadness or complete lack of emotion
The desire to capture the attention of others by self exposure (nudity)
Uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a woman
Extreme or irrational fear of, or aversion to something
Delusional fantasies of wealth, power or omnipotence
Inability to regulate sleep patterns and suffers from Extreme Daytime Sleepiness
Feelings of trust or affection felt by a kidnapping victim toward a captor
Belief in which individuals feel that a relative, often a spouse, has been replaced by an identical looking imposter
Disorder in which people hold a delusional belief that they are dead
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Mental Conditions by Definition Quiz
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Dec 13th, 2012 at 06:08 GMT
The anorexia clue is written in a different style from all the others.
Dec 14th, 2012 at 04:14 GMT
I have all of these.
Dec 14th, 2012 at 19:13 GMT
Almost half of these are not diagnosable mental disorders...and many more have incorrect names. For example, clinical depression is actually clinically known as Major Depressive Disorder, and specialists in the field of mental health do not recognize Stockholm Syndrome or Nymphomania, among many others.
Dec 15th, 2012 at 22:57 GMT
Interesting and slightly disturbing quiz.
Game published: Mar 24th, 2013 at 19:00 GMT
Mar 24th, 2013 at 19:07 GMT
Or, as I call it, family.
Mar 24th, 2013 at 20:05 GMT
I have all of these. But my doctor says I only have 1 of them.
Mar 24th, 2013 at 20:38 GMT
I think I've seen too many episodes of House because I did pretty well in this...
Mar 24th, 2013 at 20:44 GMT
Love this. Got most of them, really interested in this subject. And automatically awesome for including Selective Mutism (I have it) :)
Mar 24th, 2013 at 21:32 GMT
An interesting concept, but any psychology major would probably laugh their butts off at this.
Mar 24th, 2013 at 22:15 GMT
So I actually learned something useful from my professor's book. Huh. Never though I'd see Munchausen by Proxy in a sporcle quiz *cue nerding out*
Mar 24th, 2013 at 22:29 GMT
My job definitely helped with this one!
Mar 24th, 2013 at 23:05 GMT
Ack, I got one wrong! I'm going to keep doing it until I get 100%, otherwise my dad's doppelganger will kill my mum. I'm indifferent to that though :(
Mar 24th, 2013 at 23:50 GMT
Love these comments. Didn't know I had so many or at least my family did. LOL
Mar 24th, 2013 at 23:58 GMT
27/27. Watching House≥Medical Degree.
Mar 25th, 2013 at 00:15 GMT
I wonder how many of these applied to Sybil's various personalities.
Mar 25th, 2013 at 00:25 GMT
I thought Tourette's was a neurological disorder, not a psychological one.
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Mar 25th, 2013 at 00:33 GMT
I would have included Sporclisis: the condition where completely maladjusted insecure hermits can feel temporarily superior because they get 27/27.
Mar 25th, 2013 at 01:30 GMT
I've never heard of Diogenes Syndrome but I (somehow) remembered Diogenes of Sinope. Thanks high school Latin class!
Mar 25th, 2013 at 02:00 GMT
It's interesting that nymphomania is only found in women. Methinks it is a sexist way to police women's sexuality. Why is what is normal for a man somehow abnormal for a woman?
Mar 25th, 2013 at 02:31 GMT
@deuce221 - yes and no. Nymphomania is only in females because mythological nymphs are female; satyriasis is the equivalent for hypersexuality in males. So the definition of nymphomania is not, in and of itself, sexist. However, what does it say about our culture that 95% of the people reading this comment have heard of nymphomania, but 95% have never heard of satyriasis?
Mar 25th, 2013 at 10:25 GMT
@Chillin: Isn't Sporclitis the condition where, on trivia quizzes, obscure answers come more easily than obvious ones? Such as, where naming the countries of the world, remembering Vanuatu but forgetting Canada.
Mar 25th, 2013 at 11:41 GMT
@ red_andy. Quick! Tell the creators of Emily Owens MD! It must be known about.
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Mar 25th, 2013 at 12:18 GMT
I thought Schizophrenia meant having two personalities - not just delusions about reality.
Mar 25th, 2013 at 15:35 GMT
@chriskotx - That's a common misunderstanding, and the word is often used improperly in entertainment and the media, but the "split" (schism) implied in the name is a split from reality, not a split personality.
Mar 25th, 2013 at 16:54 GMT
However, there are some people - it is called satyriasis in men, nymphomania in women - who engage in it compulsively and without joy...Oh, yes, Mr. Lebowski. These unfortunate souls cannot love in the true sense of the word. Our mutual acquaintance, Bunny, is one of these.
Mar 25th, 2013 at 21:19 GMT
I thought Narcolepsy meant you fall asleep if you get startled, or at least that different things can trigger it, not just being in "relaxing surroundings"?
Mar 26th, 2013 at 05:49 GMT
Sporcle is not a cure for insomnia, but it does make it more tolerable.
Mar 28th, 2013 at 02:08 GMT
This quiz is incorrect in labeling Narcolepsy at "Mental" Disease, Disorder or Delusion. The maker of the quiz didn't even get the definition right either. Narcolepsy is NEUROLOGICAL condition (sorry, just cuz it's brain, doesn't mean it's mental) in which the patient cannot regulate his or her sleep-wake cycles and therefore often suffers from Extreme Daytime Sleepiness (EDS). It has nothing to do with easily falling asleep in relaxing settings. I have no problem with medical/scientific quizzes but please, if you're going to make one, at least make it responsibly and get the information right. A narcolepsy patient is not a mental patient, he/she is a neurology patient.
Mar 28th, 2013 at 23:05 GMT
Ha, I got a lot of these thanks to Scrubs.
Mar 30th, 2013 at 04:34 GMT
@pumpkinpretzel - a few of these are actually neurological affecting the physical body and not just thoughts/actions. Insomnia and Tourettes also fit that description (though with insomnia it can be either of these or simply a symptom of something else...). In layman's terms, "mental" covers everything to do with the brain. Anyone but a doctor or someone who's actually affected (or knows someone) with a neurological disorder tend to scratch their head when you say the word "neurological". My friend has this problem with her family and other friends sometimes. You say, "something is wrong in the brain", they go "oh, it's mental". It's still a fun quiz. Missed one the first time because I skimmed the question and missed the end of the sentence to get "by proxy".
Apr 1st, 2013 at 04:26 GMT
@curtisziraa - I am a nursing student so I tend to use the correct medical terms when talking about disorders. And actually, "mental" does not cover everything to do with the brain. Mental disorders are psychological anomalies and have to do with mental and psychological illness-- also relating to chemicals IN the brain. Neurological conditions have to do with the nervous system, like parkinson's disease. Would you call Parkinson's disease a "mental" condition? No you wouldn't. I'm sorry but they are hardly interchangeable and are not even close to being under the same umbrella. I'm not trying to be preachy because I study nursing...but there is such a huge stigma in society over "mental" disorders and since this is a quiz that carries a certain expectation that the answers are right, someone should at least make sure that the correct information is being reflected. Just sayin. Also, instead of scratching their heads when reading a medical term they don't recognize-- they could google it and education themselves. again, just sayin.
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