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Science that studies the functions of the mind, the behavior of an organism in relation to its environment.
Psychology
Medical science and speciality that deals with the origins, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and problems of personal adjustment.
Psychiatry
Perceptions that occur in the absence of a stimulus.
Hallucinations
False perceptual experience occurring in response to a stimulus
Illusions
False idea or belief not based on reality. Often associated with hallucinations. Cannot be altered by reason or logical argument.
Delusions
Extreme distractability, rapid thought process. Thought process and verbalizations difficult to follow.
Flight of Ideas
Fabricated words to express confused thoughts.
Neologism
Use of unconnected words having no meaning. Often includes neologisms.
Word Salad
Involuntary, automatic repetition of words spoken by others.
Echolalia
Involuntary, automatic repetition of motions of others.
Echopraxia
Overpowering, recurrent preoccupation
Obsession
Involuntary repetition of behavior to lower anxiety
Compulsion
Emotional tone of one's reaction to environment.
Affect
Disproportionate, persistent fear of a specific situation, object or activity.
Phobia