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affect
The outward expression of emotion, or emotional response.
amnesia
loss of memory
anorexia nervosa
eating disorder marked by refusal to maintain minimally normal body weight.
anxiolytic
drug used as a mild tranquilizer
claustrophobia
fear of closed places.
delirium
confusion in thinking: faculty perceptions and irrational behavior
dementia
loss of intellectual abilities with impairment of memory, identity, and reasoning.
dysphoria
sadness, hopelessness, worry, discouragement (literally, “bad feeling”).
fetishism
the use of nonliving objects as substitutes for a human sexual love object.
hallucinogens
drugs that produce a state of CNS excitement, hyperactivity, and mood change.
Hypochondriasis
preoccupation with bodily aches, pains, and discomforts in the absence of real illness.
labile
unstable, undergoing rapid emotional change.
obsessive-compulsive disorder
an anxiety disorder in which recurrent thoughts and repetitive acts dominate behavior.
phenothiazines
tranquilizers used to treat psychoses.
psychoanalysis
treatment that allows the patient to explore inner emotions and conflicts; transference, free association, and dream analysis are elements of the therapy.
psychopharmacology
study of drugs and their effect on the mind and mental illness.
schizophrenia
withdrawal from reality into an inner wold of disorganized thinking and conflict; a psychosis.
sexual masochism
sexual gratification is gained by being humiliated, beaten, or made to suffer by another person.
superego
internalized conscience and moral party of the personality.
Xenophobia
Fear of strangers.