Interesting Medical terms

Hedonic- Related to pleasure

Anhedonia- Inability to find pleasure in usually pleasurable activities.

Metamorphopsia- Objects appear distorted

Micropsia- Objects appear smaller

Munchausen syndrome- Hospital Addiction

Factitious disorder- Syn with Munchausen syndrome

Verbigeration- Senseless repetition of same words

Preservation- Persistance or inappropriate repetition of same thoughts

Poverty of ideation- Speech adequate but less information

Echolalia- Repeating the word spoken to him/her

Misocainia-Hatred for new ideas

Metaphor blindness -Patient fails to understand metaphors(Mostly due to brain damage)

Eg: When hearing the proverb :All that glitters is not gold , the patient understands only the literary sense.

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