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a diagnosed anxiety disorder in which people have thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations, or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something, usually repeatedly

oppositional defiant disorder

a pattern of disobedient, hostile, & defiant behaviors towards authority figures


custom made mechanical devices made and worn to correct a problem with body strength or structure; most commonly used for ankle stability

OT (occupational therapy)

a rehabilitation science that promotes health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful activities; occupations of a child include play, chores, self-care and schoolwork

out turned feet

usually characterized by both feet turning outward when standing and/or walking; the rotation can actually come from the ankles, the knees or the hips


generally refers to the long-term consumption of excess food in relation to the energy that an organism expends (or expels via excretion), leading to weight gaining and often obesity; may be regarded as an eating disorder

overnight or 24 hour EEG

measure of brain waves (for a full 24 hours) to show the type and location of the activity in the brain during a seizure; also used to evaluate people who are having problems associated with brain function