N316: Chapter 16
Terms in this set (20)
Acute Stress Disorer
Severe numbing, derealization, inability to remember stressful event, fear, helplessness, or horror that occurs within 1 month of exposure to extreme stress.
A psychological response to identifiable stressors, with symptoms developing within 3 months of the stress.
Alternate Personality (alter)
A distinct personality state that recurrently takes control of the behavior of a person with dissociative identity disorder.
Reflecting on and discussing a stressful experience; occurs within 12 to 48 hours of a traumatic event and is often offered as a group intervention.
A phenomenon whereby a person experiences a sense of unreality of or estrangement from the self. For example, on may feel that lime or extremities have changed, that one is seeing self and events from a distance, or that one is in a dream.
The false perception by a person that his of her environment has changed. For example, everything may seem bigger or smaller, or familiar objects may appear strange and unfamiliar.
Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
A condition in which children demonstrate no normal fear of strangers, seem unfazed in response to separation from a primary caregiver, and are usually unwilling to go off with people who are unknown to them.
An unconscious defense mechanism that allows blocking of overwhelming anxiety stemming from disintegration of functions of conscious, memory, identity, or perception of environment.
A dissociative disorder marked by the inability to recall important personal information, often the result of a trauma or severe stress.
A dissociative disorder characterized by sudden, unexpected travel away from the customary locale and an inability to recall one's identity and information about some or all of one's past.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
A dissociative disorder in which two or more distinct personality states recurrently take control of behavior.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
A fist line treatment for traumatized chidden that processes traumatic memories though a specific eight-phase protocol that allows the person to think abut the traumatic event while attending to other stimulations, such as eye movements, audio tones, or tapping.
Dissociative experiences drink which an event is relived and a person behaves as though he or she is experiencing the event at that time.
A state of extraordinary alertness that results in an exaggerated startle response.
The state of malleability of the developing brain that can increase vulnerability to adverse life experiences.
An anxiety disorder characterized by persistent reexperiencing of a highly traumatic event that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to self or others, to which the individual responded with intense fear, helplessness, or horror.
Reactive Attachment Disorder
A disorder describing children who have a consistent pattern of inhibited, emotional withdrawn behavior and who rarely direct attachment behaviors toward any adult caregivers.
The ability to adapt and cope that helps people to face tragedies, loss, trauma, and severe stress.
Based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities and triggers in psychiatric patients who have histories that include violence and victimization.
Window of Tolerance
A term that refers to a balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic arousal.
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