psychological disorder for the purpose of avoiding an unwanted situation, such as military service and which is motivated by gain; intentional exaggeration or presentation of neuropsychological symptoms and fabrication of physical or psychological symptoms for some ulterior motive. the conscious and intentional maintaining of the sick role for some material or financial gain; symptoms are intentionally produced by the individual to avoid some task, for advantage in legal actions , or to obtain disability status.
syndrome also known as Kinky hair syndrome refers to a genetic disorder in which the hair is fragile and twisted ("kinky") and there is progressive deterioration of the brain and arterial changes leading to death in infancy. The condition is an inborn error of metabolism that markedly decreases the ability to absorb copper. It can usually be diagnosed by looking at the person's hair, which appears to be both whitish and kinked when viewed under a microscope.
mental health professional trained to apply social science principles to help patients in clinics and hospitals. Psychiatric social workers, likewise, refers to mental health professionals trained in psychiatric diagnosis and in individual and group psychotherapy. Compared to psychologists and psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers' training is relatively brief, limited to a 2-year master's degree. Social workers are intensely involved in the day-to-day lives of their patients and focus more on the social and environmental factors contributing to their patients' difficulties.