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A pattern of observable behaviors that is the expression of a subjectively experienced feeling state (emotion). Common examples of (WORD) are sadness, elation, and anger. In contrast to "mood," which refers to a more pervasive and sustained emotional "climate," (WORD) refers to more fluctuating changes in emotional "weather."
Affect
Excessive motor activity associated with a feeling of inner tension. The activity is usually nonproductive and repetitious and consists of such behavior as pacing, fidgeting, wringing of the hands, pulling of clothes, and inability to sit still.
Agitation (psychomotor agitation)
The inability to recognize objects despite intact sensory function. The individual receives the sensory impression of the object but is unable to interpret it.
Agnosia
A chemical entity extrinsic to endogenously produced substances that acts on a receptor and is capable of producing the maximal effect that can be produced by stimulating that receptor. A "Partial (WORD)" is capable only of producing less than the maximal effect even when given in a concentration sufficient to bind with all available receptors.
Agonist Medication
An impoverishment in thinking that is inferred from observing speech and language behavior. there may be brief and concrete replies to questions and restriction in the amount of spontaneous speech (poverty of speech). Sometimes the speech is adequate in amount but conveys little information because it is overconcrete, overabstract, repetitive, or stereotyped (poverty of content).
Alogia
Loss of memory.
Amnesia
Significant reduction in the intensity of emotional expression.
Blunted Affect
Loss of memory of events that occur after the onset of the etiological condition or agent.
Anterograde Amnesia
Absence or near absence of any signs of affective expression.
Flat Affect
Discordance between affective expression and the content of speech or ideation.
Inappropriate Affect
Loss of memory of events that occurred before the onset of the etiological condition or agent.
Retrograde Amnesia
Abnormal variability in affect with repeated, rapid, and abrupt shifts in affective expression.
Labile Affect
The apprehensive anticipation of future danger or misfortune accompanied by a feeling of dysphoria or somatic symptoms of tension. The focus of anticipated danger may be internal or external.
Anxiety
Mild reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expression.
Restricted or Constricted Afffect
An impairment in the understanding or transmission of ideas by language in any of its forms– reading, writing, or speaking– that is due to injury or disease of the brain centers involved in language.
Aphasia
The inability to carry out motor activities that the individual was previously able to perform. This deficit occurs in the presence of intact motor function.
Apraxia
An inability to produce speech sounds that require the use of the larynx that is not due to a lesion in the central nervous system.
Aphonia
Partial or complete loss of coordination of voluntary muscular movement.
Ataxia
Higher cognitive functions such as planning for the future, organizing, abstracting from concrete examples using inductive reasoning, etc.
Executive Functioning
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