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emotional tone, feeling, or the outward manifestation of subjective emotions; also called affectivity
constant motor activity, inability to sit down or relax, twitching (a common side effect of neuroleptic medications)
apprehensive uneasiness or dread (may be marked by physiologic signs, such as sweating, tension, or increased pulse)
abnormal muscular rigor that manifests as jerky movements when the muscle is passively stretched; can be a side effect of psychotropic medications
a repetitive behavior or mental act that a person feels driven to perform, sometimes constantly
two separate chronic conditions at the same time; has commonly come to mean mental illness, combined with chemical dependency
psychological condition in which an individual feels that everyone should wait on him or her and often makes other unreasonable demands
seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, or feeling something that has no objective stimulus
disordered mental state of extreme excitement; extreme and exaggerated hyperactivity as a phase of bipolar disorder; expansiveness, increased speed of speech and thoughts, grandiosity
occupational therapy (OT)
department that rehabilitates clients so they can perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and return to work and leisure following an injury or illness
mental disorder in which one has delusions of persecution or thinks others will harm him/her
a state of harmony or good relationship between two individuals, particularly emphasized in mental health
return to a former state, as a child regresses when ill. Regression of a disease process refers to its relief or subsiding
a condition that results from long-term use of neuroleptics. A common symptom is obvious mouth and tongue movements
an inability to carry out skilled and purposeful movement; the inability to use objects properly
the filling in of memory gaps with imaginary information in an attempt to distract others from observing the deficit
a false belief brought about without appropriate external stimulation and inconsistent with the individual's own knowledge and experience
repetitive behaviors such as lip licking, finger tapping, pacing, or echolalia
a disorderly mental state in which a client has difficulty distinguishing reality from his or her own internal perceptions
the delusional belief that others can control a person's thoughts against one's will
the delusional belief that others have the ability to put thoughts in a person's mind against one's will
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