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Health CHAPTER 6 - Dakota Cortie
Terms in this set (20)
Illnesses that affect a person's thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
Mental and Emotional Disorders
Genetics, too much or too few chemicals in the brain, physical injury, and life experience are
Causes of mental and emotional disorders:
Extreme fears of real or imaginary situations that get in the way of normal activities.
Generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder are
Common types of anxiety disorders
Intense and exaggerated fears of a specific object or situation.
A mental and emotional problem in which a person undergoes mood swings that seem extreme, inappropriate, or last a long time.
An emotional problem and a feeling of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and despair.
Causes extreme mood swings.
A variety of psychological conditions that affect a person's ability to get along with others.
A severe mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality.
A very serious mood disorder in which people lose interest in life and can no longer find enjoyment in anything.
The act of killing oneself on purpose.
When a person meets one on one with a therapist.
When a group of people meet that share the same problems.
Counseling that seeks to improve troubled family relationships.
Mental health professionals who are trained and licensed by the state to counsel.
Medical doctors who treat mental health problems.
Licensed, certified mental health professionals with master's degrees in social work are
Clinical social workers
a disturbance in the normal function of a part of the body.
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