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10 terms

NU Psychiatry (4th yr)

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delusion
a belief that a person will maintain despite evidence showing that it is false
hallucination
an altered view of reality that can affect the senses by making things appear that are not actually there
delirium
a condition characterized by severe confusion and sudden changes in brain functionality
agoraphobia
abnormal fear of being outside
anorexia nervosa
a disorder characterized by an abnormal fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and distorted body image; also known as anorexia
bipolar disorder
a mood disorder characterized by cycles of depression and elation; also known as manic-depression
insomnia
the sleep disorder characterized by the inability to get enough quality sleep
schizophrenia
the chronic mental disorder affecting thoughts, moods, self-awareness, social interaction, and behavior
autism
a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by abnormal social and communication skills, along with abnormal and repetitive behavior
antidepressant
an agent to treat or prevent depression