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Emotional lability
Instability of emotional experiences and mood; emotions that are easily aroused, intense, and out of proportion to events and circumstances
Feelings of nervousness, tenseness, for panic in reaction to diverse situations; frequent worry; fearful and apprehensive about uncertainty

Separation insecurity

Fears of being alone due to rejection by for separation from significant others
Adaption of one's behavior to the actual perceived interests and desires of others, even when doing so is antithetical to one's own interests, needs or desires
Persistent or frequent angry feelings; anger or irritability in response to minor threats; mean nasty, or vengeful behavior
Persistence at tasks or in a particular way of doing things long after the behavior has ceased to be functional or effective; continuance of the same behavior despite repeated failures or clear reasons for stopping
Avoidance of social emotional experience, including withdrawal from interpersonal interactions and restricted affective experience and expression
Preference for being alone; reticence in social situations; avoidance of social contact, and lack of initiation in social contact
Intimacy avoidance

Avoidance of close or romantic relationships, interpersonal attachments, and intimate sexual relationships

Lack of enjoyment from, engagement in, or energy for life's experiences; deficits in the capacity to feel pleasure and take interest in things
Feelings of being down, miserable, or hopeless; difficulty recovering from such moods; pessimism about the future; shame or guilt; feelings of inferiority; thoughts of suicide
Restricted affectivity
Little reaction to emotionally arousing situations; constricted emotional experience expression; indifference and aloofness in normatively engaging situations
Expectations of and the sensitivity to signs of interpersonal ill-intent or harm; doubts about loyalty and fidelity of others; feelings of being mistreated, used, or persecuted by others
Behaviors that put an individual at odds with other people, including and exaggerated sense of self-importance and a concomitant expectation of special treatment, and antipathy towards others, encompassing both in an awareness of others needs and feelings and a readiness to use others in the service of self enhancement
Use of subterfuge to influence or control others; use of seduction, charm, glibness, or ingratiation to achieve one's ends
This honesty and fraudulence; misrepresentation of self; embellishment or fabrication when relating events
Attention seeking
Engaging in behavior designed to attract notice or to make oneself the focus of others' attention and admiration


Lack of concern for the feelings or problems of others; lack of guilt or remorse about the negative or harmful effects of one's actions on others
Orientation toward immediate gratification, leading to impulsive behavior driven by current thoughts, feelings, and external stimuli, without regard for pasta learning or consideration of future consequences
Disregard for an failure to honor financial and other obligations or commitments; lack of respect for an lack of follow-through on agreements and promises; carelessness with others' property
Acting on the spur of the moment in response to immediate stimuli; acting on a momentary basis without a plan or consideration of outcomes; difficulty establishing and following plans; a sense of urgency or self harming behavior under emotional distress


Difficulty concentrating and focusing on tasks; attention is easily diverted to extraneous stimuli; difficulty maintaining goal focused behavior, including both planning and completing tasks
Engagement in dangerous, risky, and potentially self damaging activities, unnecessarily and without regards to consequences; lack of concern for once limitations and denial of the reality of personal danger; reckless pursuit of goals regardless of the level of risk involved
Rigid perfectionism
Rigid insistence on everything being flawless, perfect, and without errors or faults, including one's own and others' performance; sacrificing Time to ensure correctness in every detail; preoccupation with details, organization and order
Exhibiting a wide range of culturally incongruent odd, eccentric or unusual behaviors and cognition,both in process and content areas
Unusual beliefs and experiences
Believe that one has unusual abilities, such is mind reading
Odd, unusual, or bizarre behavior, appearance, or speech; having strange and unpredictable thoughts; saying unusual or inappropriate things
Cognitive and perceptual dysregulation
Odd or unusual thought processes and experiences, including depersonalization, derealization, and dissociative experiences; mixed sleep-wake state experiences; thought control experiences
Inability to recall important autobiographical information that is inconsistent with ordinary forgetting
The ability to focus in a sustained manner on a particular stimulus or activity
Attention seeking
Engaging in behavior or designs to attract notice anti-make oneself the focus of others' attention and admiration
The act of keeping away from stress-related circumstances
Circadian rhythms
Cyclical variations in physiological and biochemical function, level of sleep-wake activity, and emotional state. They have a cycle of about 24 hours.

Conversion symptom

A loss of or alteration in voluntary motor or sensory functioning, with or without apparent impairment of consciousness
The experience of feeling detached from oneself
The experience of feeling detached from reality
This putting off of clusters of mental contents from conscious awareness. Dissociation is a mechanism central to dissociative disorders. Often a result of psychic trauma, it may allow the individual to maintain allegiance to two contradictory truths while remaining unconscious of the contradiction
Primary disorders of sleep or wakefulness characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia
Disorders of sleep involving abnormal behaviors or physiological events occurring during sleep or sleep-wake transitions
The pathological, parrot like, and apparently senseless repetition of a word or phrase just spoken
Mimicking the movements of another
Gender identity
A category of social identity that refers to an individuals identification as male, female, or some category other than male or female
Gender dysphoria
Distress that accompanies the incongruence between the ones experienced an expressed to gender and one's assigned or natal gender

Intersex condition

A condition in which individuals have conflicting or ambiguous biological indicators of sex
Depth and duration of connection with others; desire and capacity for closeness; mutuality of regard reflected in interpersonal behavior
Sleep disorder characterized by periods of extreme drowsiness and frequent daytime lapses into sleep
A false belief of being pregnant
A state of near sleep, drowsiness, a strong desire for sleep, or sleeping for unusually long periods
Repetitive, abnormally frequent, non-goal directed movements, seemingly driven, and nonfunctional motor behavior
An involuntary, sudden, rapid, recurrent, non-rhythmic, motor movement or vocalization
The broad spectrum of individuals who transiently or permanently identify with a gender different from their natal gender
An individual who seeks or has undergone a social transition from male to female or female to male; a somatic transition by cross-sectional hormone treatment and genital surgery
Preoccupation with acquiring or having an illness
Reduced speech volume
Absent speech volume
Altered articulation
A lump in the throat
Double vision
La bell indifference
Lack of concern for nature and implications of symptoms
Feigning disorder for financial gain

Factitious disorder

Feigning a disorder without wanting financial
Disassociative fugue
Traveling somewhere and not knowing how one got there
Déjà vu
Have I seen this before?

Jamais vu

I should know this but I don't
Localized amnesia
Amnesia for a certain time; for example a traumatic event
Generalized amnesia
Complete loss of memory
Systematized amnesia
Loss of memory about a certain subject or a person
Continuous amnesia
Forget every new event as it occurs
Intellectual functioning
Reasoning, problem solving, planning, judgement judgment

Adaptive functioning

Communication, social participation, activities of daily living
Verbal dyspraxia
Speech production problems
Substitute words for other words
Poor decoding of words, inaccurate word recognition
Poor processing of numerical information, math facts, and/or inaccurate calculation
Sexual or obscene gestures
Repeating one's own sounds or words
Uttering obscene or socially unacceptable words
Deficits in the cognitive processing of emotions
Tightening or tensing of pelvic floor muscles
Creating a vagina

Creating a penis


Attraction to male


Attraction to females


Gaining sexual gratification from restricted breathing


Gaining sexual gratification from fantasy of being a female