agitation

abnormal restlessness

aggressiveness

abnormal forcefulness

ambivalence

feeling of conflicting emotions about a person or an issue

anorexia nervosa

eating disorder in which a person refuses to eat enough

antianxiety agent

tranquilizer

antipsychotic agent

agent that relieves agitation and some psychoses

anxiety

abnormal worry

ataractic

tranquilizer

autism

mental disorder with morbid self-absorption and difficulty in perceiving reality

bipolar disorder

condition with drastic mood swings over a period of time

bulimia nervosa

eating disorder with extreme overeating followed by purging

catalepsy

trancelike state with holding of one pose for a long period of time

defensiveness

psychological process that enables one to deny, displace or repress something

deliriousness

mental confusion, often with hallucinations, usually having a physical cause such as a high fever

delusional

having false beliefs resulting from disordered thinking

dementia

disorder, particularly in holder adulthood, with multiple cognitive defects

depression

disabling condition with a loss of interest and pleasure in almost all activities

dissociative disorder

condition with loss of the ability to integrate memory, identity, and other metal abilities with the environment

hypochondria

condition of preoccupation with imagined illnesses in the patient's body

manic

having a dangerously elevated mood

manic-depressive disorder

bipolar disorder

neurosis

behavior condition involving anxiety that a patient can cope with that does not rise to the level of psychosis

obsessive-compulsive disorder

condition with obsessive-compulsive feelings

paranoia

extreme unfounded mistrust of others

phobia

irrational or obsessive fear of something

pica

eating disorder in which the person compulsively eats non-nutritive substances, such as clay and paint

post-traumatic stress disorder

condition of extreme traumatic stress that may occur and last for years after the incident

psychiatry

medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

psychology

profession that studies human behavior and treats mental disorders

psychopharmacology

science that deals with medications that affect the emotions

sociopathy

extreme callous disregard for others

somatoform disorders

mental disorders including psychical symptoms that have a psychological base

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