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What's the difference between a disorder and a syndrome?
Last Updated: 13th March, 2020
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In this manner, is a disorder and a disease the same thing?
Condition simply indicates a state of health, whetherwell or ill; a condition conferring illness might be furtherclassified as a disease or adisorder—however, condition might be used in place ofdisease or disorder when a value-neutral term isdesired.
Beside above, what defines a disorder? A mental disorder, also called a mental illnessor psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental patternthat causes significant distress or impairment of personalfunctioning. Mental disorders are usually defined bya combination of how a person behaves, feels, perceives, orthinks.
In this manner, what is the difference between a symptom and a syndrome?
A sign is the effect of a health problem that can beobserved by someone else. A symptom is an effect noticed andexperienced only by the person who has the condition. The keydifference between signs and symptoms is who observesthe effect.
Can a syndrome be cured?
It has no cure or prevention measures. Downsyndrome is not a disease, disorder, defect ormedical condition and therefore does not require treatment,prevention or a cure. It is inappropriate and offensive torefer to people with Down syndrome as “afflictedwith” or “suffering from” it.