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catatonic
remaining totally immobile
posturing
assuming inappropriate or bizarre positions
compulsions
insistent, repetitive unwanted actions
perseveration
mechanical repetition of words, thoughts
pressured
highly accelerated rapid speech
loose associations
absence of logical connections between thoughts
flight of ideas
rapidly jumping from one though to another with minimal links
tangential
talking around main point
word salad
unconnected words and phrases without meaning or logic
thought blocking
stopping suddenly in the middle of verbalizing a though and staring into space
neologism
making up new words only speaker understands
labile
emotions that change quickly and unpredictably
flat affect
no demonstration of any feeling
blunted affect
constricted display of emotions
anhedonia
absence of any pleasure
inappropriate affect
emotions displayed not fitting with topic discussed
ambivalence
contradictory feelings experienced simultaneously
hallucinations
sensory perceptions without external stimuli
illusions
misinterpretations of real external sensory stimuli
delusions
false, fixed beliefs not alterable by logical explanations
obsessions
unwanted, distressing recurring thoughts
phobia
irrational fear of a specific situation, accmpanied by avoidance of the phenomenon feared
depersonalization
sense of not being real; sense of being detached from one's body or self
magical thinking
believing that thinking about something happening is the same as doing it
grandiosity
exaggerated beliefs in own worth and/or abilities
paranoia
unwarranted belief that others have harmful intentions to person
concrete description
sees objets in very definite simple ways
abstract ability
can generalize the maning of a concept and find meaning in symbols
serial 7's
test to determine the patient's ability to concentrate by having him or her continually subtract from 100 by 7
orientation to person
knows his or her name
orientation to place
knows where he or she is
orientation to time
knows date, day of the week, year
orientation to situation
knows what is wrong with him or her, why he or she is receiving care, the circumstances of current situation