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Mental Health Terminology

Senile loss of mental, physical, or emotional control in elderly
Disorientation Loss of recognition of time, place or person
Paranoid delusions of persecution
Depression deep sadness
Psychosis *major mental disorder *out of touch with reality
Alcoholism *dependent on alcohol *creates problems in personal life
Amnesia loss of memory
Neurotic (Neurosis) *emotional disorder *less serious than psychosis *very defensive *in touch with reality
Anxiety feeling of uneasiness or apprehension
Psychosomatic Showing physical symptoms with no physical illness
Dementia Difficulty functioning in daily life to losses in thinking process such as memory and word finding
Schizophrenia A condition which usually occurs in young adults that presents w/ halluciations and paranoid thinking
Alzheimer's Disease A chronic progressive memory loss and loss in functioning caused by changes in the brain. *Most common over age 65, but changes can occur in individuals as young 40
Created by: Karlita_Reyes