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WL 20 - Psychiatry Terms

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agitation
abnormal restlessness
aggressiveness
abnormal forcefulness
ambivalence
feeling of conflicting emotions about a person or an issue
anorexia nervosa
eating disorder in which a person refuses to eat enough
antianxiety agent
tranquilizer
antipsychotic agent
agent that relieves agitation and some psychoses
anxiety
abnormal worry
ataractic
tranquilizer
autism
mental disorder with morbid self-absorption and difficulty in perceiving reality
bipolar disorder
condition with drastic mood swings over a period of time
bulimia nervosa
eating disorder with extreme overeating followed by purging
catalepsy
trancelike state with holding of one pose for a long period of time
defensiveness
psychological process that enables one to deny, displace or repress something
deliriousness
mental confusion, often with hallucinations, usually having a physical cause such as a high fever
delusional
having false beliefs resulting from disordered thinking
dementia
disorder, particularly in holder adulthood, with multiple cognitive defects
depression
disabling condition with a loss of interest and pleasure in almost all activities
dissociative disorder
condition with loss of the ability to integrate memory, identity, and other metal abilities with the environment
hypochondria
condition of preoccupation with imagined illnesses in the patient's body
manic
having a dangerously elevated mood
manic-depressive disorder
bipolar disorder
neurosis
behavior condition involving anxiety that a patient can cope with that does not rise to the level of psychosis
obsessive-compulsive disorder
condition with obsessive-compulsive feelings
paranoia
extreme unfounded mistrust of others
phobia
irrational or obsessive fear of something
pica
eating disorder in which the person compulsively eats non-nutritive substances, such as clay and paint
post-traumatic stress disorder
condition of extreme traumatic stress that may occur and last for years after the incident
psychiatry
medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
psychology
profession that studies human behavior and treats mental disorders
psychopharmacology
science that deals with medications that affect the emotions
sociopathy
extreme callous disregard for others
somatoform disorders
mental disorders including psychical symptoms that have a psychological base