Home > Resources > Community >

Medical Diagnosis

For LGBTQ definitions, click here

  • Agnosia
    The impaired ability to recognize people or objects.
  • Agoraphobia
    An anxiety disorder marked by fear of environments or situations in which it would be difficult to escape in a panic attack, such as enclosed and open spaces, or crowds.
  • Akathesis
    Agitation as a result of neuroleptic drugs.
  • Akinesia
    A condition marked by slowed motor activity, a monotonous voice, and an expressionless face, resulting from taking neuroleptic drugs.
  • Alcohol-Induced Dementia
    The loss of intellectual abilities, memory, abstract thinking, judgement, and problem solving. There will be changes in personality i.e. paranoia.
  • Alogia
    A deficit in the quantity of speech and the quality of its expression.
  • Alzheimer's Disease
    A progressive neurological disease that is common amongst seniors and is often the cause of dementia.
  • Amnesia
    Difficulty in the ability to comprehend new information and to recall past events or previously learned information.
  • Anomic Suicide
    This is suicide committed by folks who experience a significant disorientation or role confusion due to a change in their relationship with their community.
  • Anorexia Nervosa
    An eating disorder in which individuals are unable to maintain healthy body weights and heights that is normal for their ages. These individuals have consistent fears of becoming fat with distorted body images.
  • Anterograde Amnesia
    A cognitive disorder. A deficit in the ability to learn new information.
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
    A pervasive pattern of criminal and ruthless behaviours, predicated upon disregard for the well being of others with no respect for social norms.
  • Anxiety
    A unpleasant state of mind that consists of symptoms such as increased heartbeat and excessive perspiration accompanied by feelings of dread.
  • Aphasia
    The impaired ability to produce and comprehend language.
  • Apraxia
    The inability to initiate voluntary behaviours.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    A syndrome with noticeable deficits in attention, inhibiting impulses, and organizing behaviours to accomplish long-term goals.
  • Auditory Hallucination
    An auditory experience that is not real, such as hearing a voice when there is no one around.
  • Avolition
    The inability to persist at common goal activities.
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depression
    A disorder characterized by cycles between manic episodes and depressive episodes.
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    A syndrome in which there is obsessive concern over a specific area of the body the individual believes is defective.
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
    A syndrome characterized by shifting and unstable mood, self-concept, and interpersonal relationships with impulsive behaviours.
  • Catalepsy
    A condition that is marked by trancelike states and rigidity of the muscles.
  • Catatonia
    A disorder of movement related to immobility or excited agitation, and accommpanied by speech disturbances.
  • Fractures
    An IMPACTED FRACTURE is a crushing force with fragments telescoped.
    PATHOLOGY: One fragment is jammed into another.
    COMPLICATIONS: Deformity. Loss of function.
    HEMORRHAGE: This will occur in area of injury.
    TREATMENT: Traction must be made while reduction and proper cast is fitted
    to hold extremity in place.