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Another name for medications that relieve anxiety such as benzodiazepines.
anxiolytic
Sedation or a sense of drowsiness that occurs after the initial experience of a high with an injection of an opioid such as heroin.
nodding off
The use of more than one drug at the same time (e.g., heroin
poly drug abuse
The ability to focus in a sustained manner on a particular stimulus or activity. A disturbance in (WORD) may be manifested by easy distractibility or difficulty in finishing tasks or in concentrating on work.
attention
An inability to initiate and persist in goal-directed activities. When severe enough to be considered pathological, (WORD) is pervasive and prevents the person from completing many different types of activities (e.g., work, intellectual pursuits, self-care).
avolition
Waxy flexibility– rigid maintenance of a body position over an extended period of time.
catalepsy
Episodes of sudden bilateral loss of muscle tone resulting in the individual collapsing, often in association with intense emotions such as laughter, anger, fear, or surprise.
cataplexy
Marked motor abnormalities including motoric immobility (i.e., catalepsy or stupor), certain types of excessive motor activity (apparently purposeless agitation not influenced by external stimuli), extreme negativism (apparent motiveless resistance to instructions or attempts to be moved) or mutism, posturing or stereotyped movements, and echolalia or echopraxia.
catatonic behavior
A loss of, or alteration in, voluntary motor or sensory functions suggesting a neurological or general medical condition. Psychological factors are judged to be associated with the development of the symptom, and the symptom is not fully explained by a neurological or general medical condition or the direct effects of a substance. The symptom is not intentionally produced or feigned and is not culturally sanctioned.
conversion symptom
Automatic psychological process that protects the individual against anxiety and from awareness of internal or external stressors or dangers. (WORD PLURAL) mediate the individual's reaction to emotional conflicts and to external stressors. Some (WORD PLURAL) (e.g., projection, splitting, and acting out) are almost invariably maladaptive. Others, such as suppression and denial, may be either maladaptive or adaptive, depending on their severity, their inflexibilty, and the context in which they occur.
defense mechanism
An immediate high that occurs shortly after an intravenous injection of an opioid such as heroin.
rush