nervous disorder


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Related to nervous disorder: anxiety disorder
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Noun1.nervous disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
brain damage - injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
ataxia, ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
atopognosia, atopognosis - absence or loss of topognosia; inability to locate correctly a point of touch
dyskinesia - abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
flaccid paralysis - weakness or loss of muscle tone resulting from injury or disease of the nerves innervating the muscles
ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
athetosis - a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of the hands and feet and other body parts
kuru - a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned
nerve compression - harmful pressure on a nerve (especially in nerves that pass over rigid prominences); causes nerve damage and muscle weakness
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She is now an incurable sufferer from some mysterious nervous disorder which nobody understands, and which has kept her a prisoner on the island, self-withdrawn from all human observation, for years past.
The rigors which had attacked Barrois gradually increased, the features of the face became quite altered, and the convulsive movement of the muscles appeared to indicate the approach of a most serious nervous disorder.
Hannah Hicks, whose daughter Alice was born with hydranencephaly - a central nervous disorder - said: "It's really nice to give something back after all they've done for us.
Cover is only provided for stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue or any other mental or nervous disorder or any condition of a psycho-neurotic origin when you have been diagnosed by a registered Consultant Psychiatrist and continuously remain under their supervision.
Third wife Susan Schneider, 50, said Robin - previously addicted to drink and drugs - had not fallen off the wagon as he fought the degenerative nervous disorder.
Page suffers from a rare nervous disorder which has paralysed his vocal cords and limited his public appearances over the past 12 months.
I RECENTLY met a woman who was 53 and had worked all her days until developing a nervous disorder which prevented her from continuing in employment.
Murison asserts that in depicting the resonances between abolitionist rhetoric and debates about how to cure a nervous disorder like hypochondria--both of which attempt to convince people that they are not objects--Bird critiques sympathy and sentimentalism as a form of "bond-slavery to the mind" (17).
Kai has seen his grandmother call 999 when this has happened before so I can only presume he remembered what she did,'' said Stacey, who has suffered from the nervous disorder since falling down stairs 15 years ago.
The "basic tests" the magazine recommends are four unusual experiments called the body odour test, the physical attraction test, the nervous disorder test and the sympathy test.
Walker's interests in neurasthenia and nervous disorder has its own family resonances.
Medical experts suspect Sister Marie Simone-Pierre was suffering from some other nervous disorder, from which temporary recovery has been known, and whispers suggest her health is back in decline.