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autism
severe lack of responsiveness to others, preoccupation with inner thoughts; withdrawal and retarded language development
social phobia
fear of being open to public scrutiny
Dysthymia
dysthymic disorder
paranoia
delusions of grandeur or persecution
antisocial
no loyalty or concern for others; no moral standards
Delirium and Dementia
both involve cognition; delirium = acute, temporary mental confusion; dementia = general loss of intellectual abilities that involves impairment of judgment, memory, and abstract thinking as well as changes in personality
repression
defense mechanism by which unacceptable thoughts, feelings, and impulses are pushed into the unconscious
Bipolar disorders
manic depressive
narcissistic
grandiose sense of self importance; pre-occupation with fantasies of sucess & power
euphoria
over welming felling of well being
sexual masochism
sexual satisfaction is gained by being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer BY another person
labile
undergoing rapid, emotional change
sexual sadism
psychosexual disorder in which sexual satisfaction is gained by inflicting pain ON others
compulsion
uncontrollable urge to perform an act repeatedly
paranoid
delusions of grandeur or persecution
phren/o
mind
fetishism
the use of nonliving objects (articles of clothing) as substitutes for a human sexual love object
DT:
delirium tremens (caused by alcohol withdrawal)
histrionic
emotional, immature, and dependent irrational outbursts and flamboyant behavior
labile
undergoing rapid, emotional change
anorexia nervosa
lack of appetite due to psychological factors
-thymia
mind
voyeurism
sexual excitement is achieved by observing unsuspecting people who are naked, undressing, or engaging in sexual activity
psychosis
psychosis = a mental disorder marked by significant impairment of reality testing; neurosis = mild form of mental illness
bulimia nervosa
eating disorder marked by binging followed by purging
para-
near, beside, abnormal
apathy
absence of emotions
claustrophobia
fear of closed-in places
schizoid
emotionally cold and aloof; indifferent to praise or criticism or to the feelings of others; lack of expression of strong emotion
-phoria
feeling
SAD
Seasonal affective (mood) disorder
transference
psychoanalytic process in which the patient relates to the therapist as he or she had to a prominent childhood figure
Major depression
with dysphoria
obsession
a persistent idea, emotion, or urge; recurrent thought
-phobia
fear
delirium
confusion in thinking
dementia
loss of intellectual abilities with impairment of memory, judgment, and reasoning as well as changes in personality
conversion
anxiety becomes a bodily symptom, such as blindness, deafness, or paralysis, that does not have an organic basis
ment/o
mind
schiz/o
split
acrophobia
ear of heights/high places
hallucination
false or unreal sensory perception
somat/o
body
repression
defense mechanism by which unacceptable thoughts, feelings, and impulses are pushed into the unconscious
cata-
down
psych/o
mind
conversion
anxiety becomes a bodily symptom, such as blindness, deafness, or paralysis, that does not have an organic basis
personality disorders
lifelong personality patterns marked by inflexibility and impairment of social functioning
-genic
pertaining to produced
dissociation
uncomfortable feelings are separated from their real object
autism
severe lack of responsiveness to others, preoccupation with inner thoughts; withdrawal and retarded language development
delusion
fixed, false belief that cannot be changed by logical reasoning or evidence
apathy
absence of emotions
ECT:
electroconvulsive therapy (electric shock)
hallucination
false sensory perception
psychosis
a mental disorder marked by significant impairment of reality testing
phobia
irrational or disabling fear of object or situation
paranoia
delusions of grandeur or persecution
anxiety
troubled feeling, tension, and distress
agoraphobia
fear of open, public places
iatr/o
treatment
acrophobia
fear of heights/high places
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
(involves recurrent thoughts (obsessions) & repetitive acts (compulsions) that dominate behavior.
Cyclothymia
mild form of bipolar disorder