eating disorder marked by excessive dieting
pertaining to exhibiting cycles of depression and exhilaration
a psychosis involving delusions, hallucinations, bizarre and illogical thinking
pertaining to the interrelationship of mind and body
exaggerated concern with one's health
fear of heights
the emotional reaction of a patient
loss of higher mental functioning
a fulase belief or idea that connot be changed by logical reasoning
unstable; undergoing rapid emotional change
pleasure received from inflicting pain on others
pervasive lack of responsivenes to other people; stupor
state of excessive excitability and agitation
a defense mechanism in which anxiety is converted into a bodily symptom
major mood disorder with chronic sadness, loss of energy, hopelessness, worry, discouragement
unconscious technique (coping mechanism) that a person uses to resolve or conceal conflict and anxiety
chronic or sudden disturbance of memory, identity, or consciousness; multiple-personality disorder is an example
central coordinating branch of the personality or mind
false sensory perception (hearing "voices" and seeing "things")
loss of intellectual abilities with impairment of memory, judgment and reasoning
gender identity disorder
strong and persistent cross-gender indentification with the opposite sex
flight from customary surroundings
eating disorder of excessive dieting and refusal to maintain a normal body weight
binge eating followed by vomiting and depression
external emotion or emotional response of a person
false sensory perception
pertaining to grandiose sense of self-importance or uniqueness and peroccupation with fantasies of success or power (a personality type)
uncontrollable urge to perform an act repeatedly
substance used to treat the manic stage of manic-depressive illness
extreme excitement, hyperactivity, inflated self-esteem
suexual urges and fantasies involving
major unconscious part of the personality (unconcious instincts and psychic energy present from birth.
use of nonliving objects as substitutes for a human love object
good feeling; "high"
an involuntary, persistent idea, emotion, or urge
personality that is aloof and emotionally cold
strong impulse (obsessive) to set objects on fire
sadness, hopelessness, and depressive mood; feeling "low"
drug that relieves anxiety and produces a relaxing effect
branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
complete the same medical training as for other physicians and receive an MD degree
psychological techniques for treating mental disorders
complete 3 to 5 years of training in a special psychotherapeutic technique called psychoanalysis
patient freely relates her or his thoughts and associations to the analyst, who does not interfere with the process. interpretations are offered at appropriate times.
nonmedical professional who is trained in methods of psychotherapy, analysis and research and completes a doctor of philosophy or doctor of educations degree program in a specific field of interest
absence of emotions; lack of interest, emotional involvement, or motivation
varying degrees of uneasiness, apprehension, or dread often accompanied by palpitations, tightness in the chest, breathlessness, and choking sensations
exaggerated feeling of well-being ("high")
the internalized conscience and moral part of the personality
word frequently used to describe mental illness
defined period of intense fear or discomfort in which symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes
post traumatic stress disorder
development of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event.
Delirium tremens (DT's)
brought on by stopping alcohol consumption suddenly after prolonged periods of heavy alcohol ingestion
the difference between bulimia and anorexia nervosa
anorexia is refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight by not eating. bulimia is binge eating followed by purging.
theoccurrence of one or more major depressive episodes without a history of mania or hypomania
episodes of severe dysphoria (sadness, worry, hopelessness, discouragement).
no loyalty to or concern for others. acts only in response o desires and impluses without moral standards. cannot tolerate frustration and blames others when he or she is at faut
instability in interpersonal relationships and sense of self. characterized by alternating involvement with and rejection of people. franticefforts are made to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
emotional, attention-seeking, immature, and dependent; irrational outbursts and tantrums; glamboyant and theatrical; having general dissatisfaction with the self and angry feelings about the world.
emotionally cold and aloof
less severe type of autism
occurs commonly during the first 3 years of life. marked by difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication and in social and play interactions
monotonous voice, immobile face and no signs of expression
compulisve need to expose one's body, particularly the genitals to strangers
cross-dressing; wearing clothing of the opposite sex. disorder has been described only in heterosexual males, who have intense sexually arousing fantasies, urges or behaviors involving cross-dressing
sexual excitement by observing unsuspected people who are naked, undressing or engaging in sexual activitiy.
(ECT) electrical shock while patient is anesthetized. short term memory may never come back, but long term memory stays.