an eating disorder in which a normal-weight person diets and becomes significantly underweight, yet, still feeling fat, continues to starve
an emotional disorder characterized by feelings of apprehension, tension, or uneasiness arising typically from the anticipation of unreal or imagined danger
A pervasive developmental disorder marked by severe impairments in social relationships and communication as well as bizarre behavior patterns.
an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging,vomiting,and depression.
condition marked by physical symptoms with no organic basis, appearing as a result of anxiety and unconscious inner conflict
Unconscious technique (coping mechanism) that a person uses to resolve or conceal conflicts and anxiety.
confused thinking,disorentation,changes in alertness,diffculty paying attention, and fearfulness.
loss of intellectual abilities with imapirment of memory,judgement, and reasoning as well as changes in personality.
Major mood disorder with chronic sadness,loss if energy,hopelessness,worry,and discouragement and, commonly,suicidal impulses and thoughts.
Chronic or sudden disturbance in memory,identity, or cinsciousness, are mulitple personality disorder, psychongenic disorder, amnesia, and fugue.
Anxiety disorder in which recurrent thoughts and repetitive acts dominate behavior
Overly suspicious system of thinking: fixed delusions that one is being harassed, or unfairly treated.
lifelong personality patterns marked by inflexibility and impairment of social functioning.
pervasive developmental disorders
group of childhood disorders characterized by delays in socialization and communication skills; autism and Asperger syndrome are examples
post-traumatic stress disorder
anxiety-related symptoms appear after personal experience of a traumatic event
projective (personality) test
diagnostic personality test using unstructured stimuli (inkblots, pictures abstract patterns, incomplete sentences) to evoke responses that reflext aspects of an individual's personality
a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders
non medical professional (often PhD or EdD) specializing in mental processes and how the brain functions in health and disease. Areas of inter are clinical psychology, experimental psych and social psych
psychological process that distinguishes fact from fantasy; severely impaired in psychosis
Chronic psychotic disorder tjat may include hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior.
presence of physical symptoms that cannot be explained by an actual physical disorder or other well-described mental disorder such as depression.
regular overuse of psychoactive substances (alcohol, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, opoids, and sedatives) that affect central nervous system