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a mood disorder characterized by persistent and profound sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and feelings of worthlessness; lack fo energy, loss of interest of in usual activites loss of the ability to concentrate; suicidal thoughts; and appetite and sleep disturbances
major depressive disorder
the force or drive that leads people to take action
motivation
changing ones thoughs, attitudes, and behaviors to cope effectively with the enviroment
psychological adjustment
oservable and mesasurable featrues of an illness
signs
the specific defense of the body that combat invading infectious agents
immune system
regarding health education, the belief that one is capable of changing his or her behavior
efficacy
the extent to which a person feels worthy and useful
self-esteem
a characteristic involving all aspects of the person
holistic
the three stage manner in which the human body responds to stress: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion
general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
the average number of years a indivitual is expected to live
life expectancy
physical signs and symptoms of illness that are the result of psychological conflicts
psychosomatic disorder
claims about the effectiveness of a product or service that people are usually paid to make
testimonials
behavior responses and thought processes that people use to deal with stressors
coping strategies
personal stories that describe the effects of using a health product or service
anecdotes
events that produce physical or psychological demands on an individual
stressors
subjective complaints of illness
symptoms
impaired cognitive functioning particularlly memory loss, confusion disorientation and delusions
dementia
a sham treatment that has no known physical effects an inactive substance
placebo
false sensory perceptions that have no apparent external cause
hallucinations
a characteristic that increases an individual's chances of developing a health condition
risk factor
chemical messengers that comvey info from a gland to other cells in the body
hormones
good health is the ability to fuction adequately within a constantly changing enviroment
health
a reptitive thought that produces anxious feelings
obsession
a sence that one is fuctioning at his or her best level
wellness
the behavior that follows obsessive thoughts and reduces anxiety
compulsion
a way of living including behaviors that promote or impair good health and longevity
life style
a group of glands that produce hormones
endocrine system
of the two primary divisions of the nervous system the one that consist of nerves which relay information to and from the CNS
peripheral nervous system (PNS)
a pattern of eating excessive amounts of food in response to distress such as anxiety or depression
binge eating disorder
the two primary divisions of the nervous system the one that consists of brain and spinal cord
central nervous system (cns)
an intense and inrrational fear of an object or a situation
phobia
inaccurate and unreasonable beliefs that often result in decision-making erros
delusion
a condition characterized by uncontrollable chronic worrying and nervousness
generalized anxiety disorder
psychological condition that features panic attacts unpredictable episodes of extreme anxiety and loss of emotional control
panic disorder
the study of the mental processes that influence human behavior
psychology
observable expressions of mood
affect
the transmission of biological info, coded within genes, from parents to offspring
heredity
the study of the bodily functions
physiology
a severe psychological disturbance in which an individual refuses to eat enough food to maintain normal weight
anorexia nervosa
the study of relationships between the nervous and immune system
psychoneuroimmunology
sense of indepence and self-control
autonomy
an eating disorder characterized by a craving for food that is difficult to satisfy
bulimia
the process of learning from one's experiences
psychological growth
a sore in the lining of the esophagus stomach or duodenum
ulcer
chemicals produced and released by nerves that convey info between most nerve cells
neurotransmitters
a set of distinct thoughts and behaviors that characterizes a person's response to stimulation
personality
the predictable way an individual responds to situations and others such as being pleasant, outgoing, or shy
temperament
a complex series of psychological and physical reactions that occur as one responds to a situation
stress
the place where the lower jaw bone(mandible attaches to the temporal bone of the skull
temporomandibular joint
ways of thinking and behaving that reduce or eliminate anxious and guilty feelings
defense mechanisms
a form of dementia
schizophrenia
an activity in which on relaxes by mentaly focusing on a single word, object or thought
meditation
events or conditions that creat positive demands on a person, such as feeling happy, callenged, or successful
eustress