Friday, May 04, 2007

Disorders & Acronyms

Some common human disorders:

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
APD: Auditory Processing Disorder, also referred to as CAPD or Central Auditory Processing Disorder
ASD: Autistic Spectrum Disorder
BD/ED: Behavior Disordered / Emotionally Disturbed
CD: Conduct Disorder
MDO: Major Depressive Disorder
MPD: Multiple Personality Disorder
OCD: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
ODD: Oppositional-Defiant Disorder
PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder
SED: Severe Emotional Disorder
SED: Severely Emotionally Disturbed

Bees even have a disorder:

CDD: colony collapse disorder

Some little known disorders:

NOSD: Not Otherwise Specified Disorder
TEACCHD: Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Disorders Disorder
ADMSD: Acronym doesn't make sense disorder
INADODD: Inability to name a disease anything other than a disorder disorder
EDAD: Every disorder must have an acronym disorder
RPAD: Really pushing it acronym disorder
BAD: Bad acronym disorder
RBAD: Really bad acronym disorder
NEAD: Not even an acronym disorder

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