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Brain Disorder ↓

Any abnormality in the brain that results in impaired functioning or thinking.

Narcolepsy ↓

A sleep disorder characterized by an irresistible compulsion to sleep during the daytime.

Panic Disorder ↓

An anxiety disorder in which sufferers experience unexpected, severe panic attacks that begin with a feeling of intense apprehension, fear, or terror.

Prejudice ↓

A learned attitude toward a target object, involving negative affect (dislike or fear), negative beliefs (stereotypes) that justify the attitude, and a behavioral intention to avoid, control, dominate, ore eliminate the target object.

Bipolar Disorder ↓

Also know as manic-depressive illness. A serious illness that causes shifts in a person's mood, energy and ability to function. Dramatic mood swings can move from "high" feelings of extreme euphoria or irritability to depression, sometimes with periods of normal moods in between.