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14 terms

Language of Medicine: Ch 22, Pt 1

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conversion disorder
Condition marked by physical symptoms with no organic basis, appearing as a result of anxiety and unconscious inner conflict.
labile
Unstable; undergoing rapid emotional change.
paraphilia
Recurrent intense sexual urge, fantasy, or behavior that involves unusual objects, activities, or situations.
projective test
Uses unstructured stimuli to evoke responses reflecting aspects of an individual's personality.
somatoform disorder
Presence of physical symptoms that cannot be explained by an actual physical disorder or other well-described mental disorder such as depression.
benzodiazepines
Drugs that lessen anxiety, tension, agitation, and panic attacks.
insight-oriented therapy
Patient tells his story and has opportunity to connect emotional patterns in his or her life history with present concerns.
lithium
Used to treat mania.
neuroleptic drug
Any drug that favorably modifies psychotic symptoms.
transference
Psychoanalytic process in which the patient relates to the therapist as though the therapist were a prominent childhood figure.
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