“Thought and sensory imbalance” disease
A young psychiatrist at Taiwan’s Douliu Cheng Kung University hospital described a case of a young high school student and diagnosed him as having a “thought and sensory imbalance” disease.
This is a non-existing medical phrase. It is too non-specific and too broad a description of a single mental disease.
The case is about a high school student who was active and extravert in junior high but became depressed, his school grades dropped dramatically, he quit school, stayed alone inside his room for prolonged periods of time, and did not respond verbally to his parents’ inquiries. He hears voices and exhibits some odd behavior. This went on for two years before he finally received medical attention.
The young psychiatrist says this is a chronic psychological disorder that gradually worsens over time.
What he described as a “thought and sensory imbalance” disease in proper medical terms is an “imbalance in the frontal lobe” that can lead to attention deficit disorder (ADD), sensory processing disorder (SPD), depression, anxiety, memory loss, and psychosocial dysfunction.
Hearing voices medically speaking indicates schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia, manic depressive disorder, mania causing psychosis, delirium, psychosis, psychotic depression, and hallucination.
According to that young psychiatrist, 0.5% of the people in Taiwan suffer from this “thought and sensory imbalance” disease.