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hyperreligiosity

Definitions

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  • noun An extreme religious mania sometimes associated with mental conditions.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ religiosity

Examples

  • It’s called hyperreligiosity and it is a delusion of granduer, which is a symptom of psychosis.

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  • She had been mentally ill all her adult life, although because her mania took the form of hyperreligiosity, it was not labeled as crazy.

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  • She had been mentally ill all her adult life, although because her mania took the form of hyperreligiosity, it was not labeled as crazy.

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  • This band was creating a parallel reality that could not be further removed from the hyperreligiosity of Friday prayers and constant preaching of the Revolution.

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  • Vilayanur S. Ramachandran explored the neural basis of the hyperreligiosity seen in TLE using galvanic skin response, which measures emotional arousal, to determine whether the hyperreligiosity seen in TLE was due to an overall enhanced emotional response, or if the enhancement was specfic to religious stimuli (Ramachandran and Blakeslee, 1998).

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  • The first researcher to note and catalog the abnormal experiences associated with TLE was neurologist Norman Geschwind, who noted a constellation of symptoms, including hypergraphia, hyperreligiosity, fainting spells, mutism and pedantism, often collectively ascribed to a condition known as Geschwind syndrome.

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  • No combination of medication and counseling quelled her hyperreligiosity, and she seemed to seldom sleep, wandering the halls and disrupting the lives of other residents.

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