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major mood disorder with chronic sadness, loss of energy, hopelessness, worry, discouragement
unconscious technique (coping mechanism) that a person uses to resolve or conceal conflict and anxiety
chronic or sudden disturbance of memory, identity, or consciousness; multiple-personality disorder is an example
pertaining to grandiose sense of self-importance or uniqueness and peroccupation with fantasies of success or power (a personality type)
major unconscious part of the personality (unconcious instincts and psychic energy present from birth.
branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
complete 3 to 5 years of training in a special psychotherapeutic technique called psychoanalysis
patient freely relates her or his thoughts and associations to the analyst, who does not interfere with the process. interpretations are offered at appropriate times.
nonmedical professional who is trained in methods of psychotherapy, analysis and research and completes a doctor of philosophy or doctor of educations degree program in a specific field of interest
varying degrees of uneasiness, apprehension, or dread often accompanied by palpitations, tightness in the chest, breathlessness, and choking sensations
defined period of intense fear or discomfort in which symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes
Delirium tremens (DT's)
brought on by stopping alcohol consumption suddenly after prolonged periods of heavy alcohol ingestion
the difference between bulimia and anorexia nervosa
anorexia is refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight by not eating. bulimia is binge eating followed by purging.
theoccurrence of one or more major depressive episodes without a history of mania or hypomania
no loyalty to or concern for others. acts only in response o desires and impluses without moral standards. cannot tolerate frustration and blames others when he or she is at faut
instability in interpersonal relationships and sense of self. characterized by alternating involvement with and rejection of people. franticefforts are made to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
emotional, attention-seeking, immature, and dependent; irrational outbursts and tantrums; glamboyant and theatrical; having general dissatisfaction with the self and angry feelings about the world.
occurs commonly during the first 3 years of life. marked by difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication and in social and play interactions
cross-dressing; wearing clothing of the opposite sex. disorder has been described only in heterosexual males, who have intense sexually arousing fantasies, urges or behaviors involving cross-dressing
sexual excitement by observing unsuspected people who are naked, undressing or engaging in sexual activitiy.
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