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psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety
Anxiety Disorders
an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
an anxiety disorder marked by unpredictable minutes-long episodes of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightneing sensations
Panic Disorder
an anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object, activity, or situation
Phobia
an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actons (compulsions)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
an anxiety disorder characterized by haunting memories, nightmares, social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety, and/or insomnia that lingers for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
positive psychological changes as a result of struggling with extremely challenging circumstances and life crises
Post-Traumatic Growth
psychological disorder in which the symptoms take a somatic (bodily) form without apparent physical cause
Somatoform Disorder
a rare somatoform disorder in which a person experiences very specific genuine physical symptoms for which no physiological basis can be found
Conversion Disorder
a somatoform disorder in which a person interprets normal physical sensations as symptoms of a disease
Hypochondriasis
disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings
Dissociative Disorders
a rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities; formerly called multiple personality disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning
Personality Disorders
a personality disorder in which the person (usually a man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members; may be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist
Antisocial Personality Disorder