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emotions as they are expressed by the pt and observed by others. It is an objective sign observable on MSE.
affect
absence of pleasure
anhedonia
assoc w/ schizophrenia and obsessional disorders; tangential thought process
circumstantiality
mental state clouded; not fully in contact w/ environment
clouding of consc
specific thinkin rather than abstract
concrete thinking
plausible fabricated experiences to cover gaps in memory
confabulation
disturbed orientation in regard to time, place, and person
confusion
a false belief or idea firmly held despite abundant contradictory evidence. Evidence of psychosis.
delusion
alteration in the perception of self; own reality lost
depersonalization
inability to stay aware of place in time, space, what's going on, who oneself is.
disorientation
sx of manic phase of bipolar depressive disorder; stream of ideas; increased vocalization
flight of ideas
false sensory perception of something that's not there; auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, or tactile
hallucination
perceptual distortion of something that is there (misperception)
illusion
loose; unconnected
incoherence
pervasive and sustained emotion; subjective experience of emotion as described by pt
mood
constant repitition of meaningless word/phrase
perseveration
restlessness
psychomotor agitation
slowed psychic or motor activity
psychomotor retardation
level of disordered thinking in which a person in unable to distinguish reality from fantasy because of impaired reality testing
psychosis
the objective evaluation and judgment of the world outside of the self.
reality testing
to readily digress; assoc w/ bipolar and schizophrenia
tangentiality
in describing signs of depression, refers to disturbance of sleep, disturbance in appetite, change in weight, constipation, loss of sexual interest, etc.
vegetative signs
disorders that incl mental retardation, learning d/o, motor skills d/o, comm d/o, ADD and disruptive behavior d/o, etc
infant, child, and adolescent d/o
disorder that incl delirium, dementia (Alzheimer's), vascular dementia, amnestic d/o
cognitive d/o
disorder related to taking of a drug of abuse (incl ETOH), SEs of meds, and toxic exposure
substance-related d/o