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37 Cards in this Set

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an illness that effects the mind and reduces a person's ability to function, adjust to change, or to get along with others
mental disorder
fear caused bya source you cannot identify
anxiety persists for more than a six-month period
anxiety disorder
when an unwanted thought or image takes control the mind
unreasonable need to behave in a certain way to prevent a feared outcome
experience extreme emotions that make it difficult to function well in their daily lives
mood disorder
an emotional state in which a person feels extremely sad and hopeless
a disorder that causes people to be split from reality
display rigid patterns of behavior that makes it difficult for them to get along with others
personality disorder
four possible causes of mental disorders
physical factors
early experiences
recent experiences
how are mental disorders recognized
abnormal thoughts, feelings, or behaviors
what is the key difference between a phobia and generalized anxiety disorder
anxiety is a source that you cannot identify while a phobia is a fear of a specific thing
how does a compulsio differ from a obsession
an obsession is a mental image while a cumpulsion is a need to do something
what are some symptoms of a mood disorder
when a person shifts from onw mood extreme to another
a mental disorder that reveals itself through abnormal behavior relating to food
eating disorder
when a person doesn't eat enough to maintain a healthy body weight
anorexia nervosa
when a person uncontrollably eats too much food and then purges themselves of it
uncontrollable urge to eat large amounts of food
binge eating disorder
what are the helath risks associated with anorexia
a person can starve to death, without proper nutrition the heart may stop
why are people with anorexia unlikely to ask for help
because they deny there is a problem
the connection between bulimia and dieting
both are an effort to loose weight
what health risks are possible for someone wirh binge eating disorder
obesity and unhealthy dieting
when a person may feel sad and hopeless for months
clinical depression
the use of a sharp object to intentionally cut oneself
the intentionally killing of oneself
a series of suicides that occur withina short period of time in the same peer group or community
cluster suicides
how do mental experts diagnose clinical depresison
change in appetite
change in sleep patterns
change in activity level
excessive guilt
why is it important to diagnose and treat depression
because it can lead to cutting and suicide
why would a person cut themselves
traumatic events
some people say it is a temporary relief from stress
what is a major risk factor of suicide
how can cluster suicides be avoided
by having public counseling after a suicide in a community
a physicia who can diagnose mental disorders
a physician who treats physical disorders of the nervous system
is trainecd to recognize and treat behavior that is not normal
clinical psycologist
helps people with mental disorders and their families to accept and adjust to an illness
psychiatric social worker
3 reasons why someone would not seek help for a mental disorder
1. dont recognize the signs
2. they think they can overcome it
3. they may not know where to go for help
what three methods are used to treat mental disorders
drug therapt