an illness that affects the mind and prevents a person from being productive, adjusting to life situations, and getting along with others
Person behaves, feeds, or thinks in a way that is highly unusual and inappropriate in a situation
ideas, customs, expectations and ways of living that characterize a particular group of people
cause of the mental disorder is physical. Type of brain damage caused by misuse of alcohol or drugs.
the mental confusion and loss of brain function that can occur if an individual has a growth or tumor in the brain
disorder not due to drugs, alcohol or disease. Caused by personal experiences such as painful childhood experiences or a series of stressful events. These experiences are known as environmental factors
when the moods or emotions a person feels become extreme and interferes with the person's daily life
a condition in which ones mood is experienced with the exclusion of any other feelings
a psychiatric disorder characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, feelings of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness, and hopelessness, and thought s of death
a depression so severe as to be considered abnormal, either because of no obvious environmental causes, or because the reaction to unfortunate life circumstances is more intense or prolonged than generally be expected.
characterized by periods of excitability alternating with periods of depression. The mood swings between mania and depression can be very abrupt
a state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear of resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation , often impairing physical and psychological functions
a neurosis characterized by the occurance of intense attacks of anxiety in specific circumstances and situations and by such symptoms as shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, dizziness, and fear of dying or of losing mental functioning
an irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the reason for the motivation
compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion
a psychiatric disorder characterized by the persistent intrusion of repep, unwanted thoughts which may be accompanied by compulsive actions, such as hand washing. The individual cannot voluntarily prevent these thoughts or actions, which interfere with normal functions.
a persistent, abnormal, and irritational fear of a specific thing or situation that forces one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
a mental disorder characterized by symptoms such as delusion or hallucinations that indicate impaired contact with reality
any group of psychotic disorders usually characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusion and degrees by other emotional, behavioral or intellectual disturbances. Schizophrenia is associated with mental imbalances in the brain and may have an underlying genetic cause
a type of schizophrenia characterized by delusions of grandeur, paranoia, hallucinations, jealousy, aggressiveness, unfocused anxiety, argumentative, and in severe cases distractions from reality to the point of autism
a type of schizophrenia characterized by marked disturbances in activity resulting in either generalized inhibitive or excessive activity
refusal to eat
osteoporosis will occur in bones
growth of fine hair all over body
severe mood sings
low self esteem
binge eating followed by purging
lack of control over eating
puffy cheeks, swollen salivary glands
low self esteem