Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Foreign accent syndrome

Foreign accent syndrome is a rare medical condition involving speech production that usually occurs as a side effect of severe brain injury, such as a stroke or head trauma. Two cases have been reported of individuals with the condition as a development problem and one associated with severe migraine. Between 1941 and 2009 there have been sixty recorded cases. Its symptoms result from distorted articulatory planning and coordination processes. It must be emphasized that the speaker does not suddenly gain a foreign language (vocabulary, syntax, grammar, etc); they merely pronounce their native language with an accent that to listeners may be mistaken as foreign or dialectical. People with Foreign Accent Syndrome may also tend to speak genuine foreign languages with their accent. Despite a recent unconfirmed news report that a Croatian speaker has gained the ability to speak fluent German after emergence from a coma, there has been no verified case where a patient's foreign language skills have improved after a brain injury. There have been a few cases of children and siblings picking up the new accent from someone with Foreign Accent Syndrome.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cardiac syndrome X

Cardiac syndrome X is angina (chest pain) with signs associated with decreased blood flow to heart tissue but with normal coronary arteries. Some studies have found increased risk of other vasospastic disorders in cardiac syndrome X patients, such as migraine and Raynaud's phenomenon. It is treated with calcium channel blockers, such as nifedipine, and usually carries a favorable prognosis.
This is a distinct diagnosis from Prinzmetal's angina.
Cardiac syndrome X is sometimes referred to as microvascular angina when there are findings of microvascular dysfunction.

Friday, January 14, 2011

erotic asphyxiation video

Famed NYC Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden (Dead People Guy) AKA Dr. Death,Explains why auto-erotic asphyxiation is not a healthy way to kill time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Erotic asphyxiation

Erotic asphyxiation is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. It is also called asphyxiophilia, autoerotic asphyxia, hypoxyphilia, or breath control play. Colloquially, a person engaging in the activity is sometimes called a gasper. The erotic interest in asphyxiation is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatrist Joseph Merlino stated that it meets the criteria for a disorder "because it has the potential for lethality or serious injury.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

munchausen syndrome video

Diagnosis of Munchausen is difficult, as people with the mental condition are adept at faking illness. Get the facts now.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Münchausen syndrome

Münchausen syndrome is a term for psychiatric disorders known as factitious disorders wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma in order to draw attention or sympathy to themselves. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome or hospital hopper syndrome. Nurses sometimes refer to them as frequent flyers, because they return to the hospital just like frequent flyers return to the airport.

Münchausen syndrome is related to Münchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP/MSP), which refers to the abuse of another being, typically a child, in order to seek attention or sympathy for the abuser.