Create an account
Paraphilia characterized by sexual arousal in men at the thought or fantasy of being a woman
condition in which the patient derives sexual arousal from the exposure of his or her genitals to strangers
phase in human sexual response in which people experience sexual pleasure and notice physiological changes associated with it
female orgasmic disorder
recurring delay or absence of orgasm in some women following a normal sexual excitement phase, relative to their prior experience and current stimulation
female sexual arousal disorder
sexual dysfunction involving an absence of sexual arousal and unresponsiveness to most or all forms of erotic stimulation
gender identity disorder
identification with members of the opposite sex, persistent discomfort with one's biological sexual identity, and strong desire to change to the opposite sex
persistent discomfort about one's biological sex or the sense that the gender role of that sex is inappropriate
male orgasmic disorder
a sexual disorder in which the man cannot have an orgasm, even though he is highly aroused and has had a great deal of sexual stimulation
Persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation before, on, or shortly after penetration, and before he wishes to ejaculate
the fourth phase of the sexual response cycle, following orgasm, during which the body returns to its resting, or normal state
Impairment in either the desire for sexual gratification or in the ability to achieve it
Paraphilia in which individuals, usually males, are sexually aroused or receive gratification by wearing clothing of the opposite sex.
individuals who identify with members of the opposite sex (as opposed to acceptance of their own biological sex) and who strongly desire to (and often do) change their sex. In most cases this is gender identity disorder in adults
sexual excitement is achieved by observing unsuspecting people who are naked, undressing, or engaging in sexual activity
In women, involuntary contractions of the muscles surrounding the outer third of the vagina that interfere with penetration and sexual functioning
an impairment of memory due to medical condition (including trauma), substance abuse (ex alcohol) or a combination of both
Prescription drugs that are used to reduce psychotic symptoms; frequently used in the treatment of schizophrenia
an irreversible, progressive brain disorder, characterized by the deterioration of memory, language, and eventually, physical functioning
A structural change in the cerebral cortex associated with Alzheimer's Disease, in which dense deposits of a deteriorated protein called amyloid develop, surrounded by clumps of dead nerve and glial cells
brief psychotic disorder
Psychotic disturbance involving delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech or behavior but lasting less than 1 month; often occurs in reaction to a stressor.
Training efforts designed to help patients improve their neurocognitive (e.g., memory, vigilance) skills. The hope is that this will also help improve patients' overall levels of functioning
A type of schizophrenia marked by striking motor disturbances, ranging from muscular rigidity to random motor activity.
a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
Psychotic disorder featuring a persistent belief contrary to reality (delusion) but no other symptoms of schizophrenia.
a form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior
broad category of symptoms that includes poorly organized speech patterns, odd behaviors, unusual dress, or childlike, silly behavior
Theory that schizophrenia is caused by an excess amount of dopamine in brain. Research has found that medication to reduce dopamine can reduce the positive symptoms of schizophrenia.
a pattern of interactions that includes emotional over-involvement, critical comments, and hostility directed toward a patient by family members
early onset alzheimer's disease
caused by rare genetic mutations:
1) APP (amyloid precursor protein) gene: chromosome 21 - also associated with Downs.
2) PS1 & PS2 (presenilin) gene: chromosome 14 &1.
Measurable characteristics that can give clues regarding the specific genes involved in disorders
A human genetic disease caused by a dominant allele; characterized by uncontrollable body movements and degeneration of the nervous system; usually fatal 10 to 20 years after the onset of symptoms.
HIV associated dementia
A progressive brain deterioration that is caused by infection from the HIV virus
false sensory experiences, such as seeing something in the absence of an external visual stimulus
a structural change in the cerebral cortex associated with Alzheimer's disease in which bundles of twisted threads appear that are the product of collapsed neural structures
Schizophrenic symptoms that involve behavioral deficits, such as flattened emotions, social withdrawal, apathy, impaired attention, and poverty of speech.
organic mental disorders
problems caused by brain pathology (brain damage, diseases of brain, injuries, poison)
Schizophrenic symptoms that involve behavioral excesses or peculiarities, such as hallucinations, delusions, bizarre behavior, and wild flights of ideas.
subtype of schizophrenia characterized by preoccupation with delusions and auditory hallucinations. delusions of persecution, grandeur are common
a progressive disease that destroys brain cells and is identified by muscular tremors, slowing of movement, and partial facial paralysis
a subtype of schizophrenic disorder reserved for people who have had at least one previous schizophrenic episode but are now showing an absence of prominent psychotic features; there is continuing evidence of two or more symptoms, such as marked social isolation, peculiar behaviors, blunted affect, odd beliefs or unusual perceptual experiences.
form of psychotic disorder in which the symptoms of schizophrenia co-occur with symptoms of a mood disorder
Psychotic disorder involving the symptoms of schizophrenia but lasting less than 6 months.
shared psychotic disorder
A psychotic disorder in which one or more people develop a delusional system as a result of a close relationship with a psychotic person who is delusional.
traumatic brain injuries
brain damage resulting from physical trauma, particularly blunt trauma to the head
mixture of symptoms and does not meet the diagnostic criteria for any one type of schizophrenia
The deterioration of functioning and cognitive capacities caused by a series of minor strokes that cut off the blood supply to areas of the brain; also called multi-infarct dementia.
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together