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an awareness of ourselves and our environment.
Consciousness
periodic, natural loss of consciousness-- as distinct from unconsciousness resulting from a coma, general anesthesia or hibernation.
Sleep
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms that occur on 24 hour cycles.
Circadian Rhythm
rapid eye movement sleep; a recurring sleep state during which vivid dreams commonly occur. Also known as paradoxical sleep.
REM Sleep
the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state.
Alpha Waves
the large slow brain waves associated with deep sleep
Delta Waves
recurring problems in falling or staying asleep/
Insomnia
a sleep disorder characterized by uncontrollable attacks.
Narcolepsy
a sleep disorder characterized by temporary cessations of breathing during sleep and repeated momentary awakenings.
Sleep Apnea
a sleep disorder characterized by high arousal and an appearance of being terrified; unlike nightmares, night terrors occur during stage 4 sleep, within
Night Terrors
the tendency for REM sleep to increase following REM sleep deprivation.
REM Rebound
a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.
Dream
according to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream.
Manifest Content
a sleep disorder characterized by temporary cessations of breathing during sleep and repeated momentary awakenings.
Sleep Apnea
a sleep disorder characterized by high arousal and an appearance of being terrified; unlike nightmares, night terrors occur during stage 4 sleep, within
Night Terrors
the tendency for REM sleep to increase following REM sleep deprivation.
REM Rebound
a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.
Dream
according to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream.
Manifest Content
according to Freud, the underlying meaning of a dream.
Latent Content
a social interaction in which one person suggests to another that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will spontaneously occur.
Hypnosis
false sensory experiences, such as seeing something in the absence of an external visual stimulus.
Hallucinations
a suggestion, made during a hypnosis session, to be carried out after the subject is no longer hypnotized; used by some clinicians to help control undesired symptoms and behavior.
Post Hypnotic Suggestion
a split in consciousness, which allows some thoughts and behaviors to occur simultaneously with others.
Dissociation
a chemical substance that alters perceptions and moods.
Psychoactive Drug
the diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take larger and larger doses before experiencing the drug's effect.
Tolerance
the discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of an addictive drug.
Withdrawal
a physiological need for a drug, marked by unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued.
Physical Dependence
a psychological need to use a drug, such as to relieve negative emotions.
Psychological Dependence
compulsive drug craving and use, despite adverse consequences.
Addiction
drugs that reduce neural activity and slow body functions.
Depressants
drugs that depress the activity of the cns, reducing anxiety but impairing memory and judgement.
Barbiturates
opium and it's derivatives. They depress neural activity, temporarily lessening pain and anxiety.
Opiates
drugs that excite neural activity and speed up body functions
Stimulants
drugs that stimulate neural activity causing sped up body functions and associated energy and mood changes.
Amphetamines
a powerfully addictive drug that stimulates the central nervous system with sped-up body functions and associated energy and mood changes. over time, appears to reduce baseline dopamine levels.
Methamphetamine
a synthetic stimulant and mild hallucinogen. Produces euphoria and social intimacy, but with short-term health risks and longer-term harm to serotonin-producing neurons and to mood and cognition.
Ecstasy
psychedelic drugs that distort perceptions and evoke sensory images in the absence of sensory input.
Hallucinogens
powerful hallucinogenic drug
LSD
the major active ingredient in marijuana
THC