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any kind of mental function not considered "normal"
three key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. attention defect hyperactivity disorder
generalized anxiety disorder
Characterized by excessive anxiety or worry about numerous things, lasting for 6 months or longer.
Recurrent and intrusive obsessions and compulsion
dissociative identity disorder
A rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. Also called multiple personality disorder.
psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes
A mood disorder in which the person alternates between the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and the overexcited state of mania.
the concept that diseases have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and, in most cases, cured. When applied to psychological disorders, the medical model assumes that these mental illnesses can be diagnosed on the basis of their symptoms and cured through therapy, which may include treatment in a psychiatric hospital.
An anxiety disorder marked by unpredictable minutes-long episodes of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A feeling of overwhelming panic or stress after a traumatic event.
psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning
A mood disorder marked by a hyperactive, wildly optimistic state. Excess energy that can lead to destructive decisions.
A group of severe disorders characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition: A reference for coding psychiatric disorders or conditions.
A class of disorders marked by feelings of excessive apprehension and anxiety.
An anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation.
Disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings.
antisocial personality disorder
A personality disorder in which the person exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist.
major depressive disorder
A mood disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or a medical condition, two or more weeks of significantly depressed moods, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished interest or pleasure in most activities
False beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders
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