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Health: Chapter 9 Mental Health Disorders

Mental Disorders
An illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person, preventing him or her from leading a happy, healthful, and productive life.
Organic Mental Disorders
Caused by physical problems that imairs brain function either perminaintly or temporarily
Functional mental disorders
Stems from a person's enviornment
Organic disorders
chemical imbalances or physical abnormalty
Severe irreversible loss of mental ability. Can't remember names, conversations, and suffer from lack of judgement.
Rapidly becoming confused and lose their awareness of their environment
Developmental disorders
Disorders that begin to show signs in early childhood
Child is emotionally detatched from their surroundings. Like order. Usually very intelligent
Attention Deficit Disorder
Child's inability to maintain concentration or focus.
Manic depression
(bipoler) Wildly elated and impulsive people . Appear happy, extra energy, can lead to violent behavior
Anxiety disorders
Condition in which anxitety is the main symptom or is the result of trying to control certian behaviors
Anxiety and panic disorder
A constant state of tension with no cause
Unreasonable fear of a situation or object
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Persistant thoughts interrupt thingking, and they undergo certain
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Tramatic events cause severe streess for a long time; "Shell Shock"
People strongly believe that they're ill when they're not.
Personality Disorders
Personality traits that prevent people from interacting with others in a healthy way
Anti-social personality disorder
Feel little sense of responcibility, have to respect for the rights of others, and no sign of a conscious. (Serial Killers)
Paranoid personality disorder
having an unfounded suspicioun and mistrust of others. Feel cheated, spied upon, followed, harrassed (and think it's happening)
Schizoid personality disorder
A deep withdrawl from people. They neither desire or enjoy close relasionships. They don't like praise OR criticism. Shows emotional coldness (take the night shifts)
Passive-aggressive personality disorder
Quietly defiant until they're corrected; then the blow up. Strongly resist cooperation with others. Forget commitments and responcibilities
Dissociative disorders
Condition in which a personality suffers sudden change
Sudden inability to remember basic personal information
Multiple Personality disorder
A person develops two or more separate personalities
a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation