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Psychiatric word

Psychiatric word list

External emotion or the emotional response of a person to an experience. Affect
Central nervous system stimulants; can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Amphetamines
A servere eating disorder marked by excessive dieting, due to emotional factors (eg. anxiety,anger,fear). Low self esteem. Anorexia Nervosa
Mental disorders marked by troubled feelings,unpleasant tension,distress, and avoidance behaviour; phobias and anxiety states. Anxiety disorders
A peroccupation with inner thoughts resulting in withdrawal from the outside world. Can begin in infancy and is noted by withdrawal,inability to relate to others,repetitive play, and delayed language development. Autism
techniques, such as positive reinforcement, used to change behaviours (eg. smoking,eating disorders, and alcohol abuse). Behaviour Therapy
Patients exhibit both manic an depressive episodes. Bipolar Disorder
Psychosomatic eating disorder characterized by binge eating; followed by self-induced vomiting,purging and depression. Bulimia
Marijuana; dried leaves and flowers of the hemp family to hemp plant; causes euphoria and may produce psychological and physical changes when used frequently. Cannabis
A condition in which physical symptoms appear as a defense against overwhelming anxiety and unconcious conflict. Conversion Disorder
A mild form of bipolar disorder (mania alternates with depression). Cyclothymia
An unconscious technique a person might use to resolve or conceal conflicts and anxiety. Defense Mechanism
Confusion in thinking;marked by fault perceptions and irrational behaviour. Delirium
An acute psychotic state that occurs during alcohol or drug withdrawal. Delirium Tremens
Persistent false belief that is not due to any other mental disorder. Delusional Disorder
Loss of higher mental functioning,memory nd judgement.Senile dementia occurs in old age and can include personality changes. Dementia
A major mood disorder noted by chronic sadness,loss of energy,slowness in thinking, and possible psychotic features. Depression
A condition where mental symptoms hide anxiety or unconscious conflicts (i.e. mulitiple personality disorder,psychogenic fugue). Dissociative Disorder
Depressive episodes, but not of the same intensity or duration as major depression. Dysthmia
the executive and co-ordinating aspect of the mind; it interrelates the id,superego, and reality to promote compromises between them. Ego
A form of psychiatric treatment in which an electric current produces a convoulsive seizure and unconsciousness. Electroconvulsive Therapy
The entire family meets regularly with a therapist to resolve and understand conflicts. Family Therapy
Psychotherapy in which a group is used as the principle therapeutic agent. Group Therapy
False sensory perception. Hallucination
Exaggerated concern with one's health. Hypochondriasis
A mood disorder resembling mania, but of lesser intensity. Mild form of mania. Hypomania
The major unconscious part of the personality; compose of energy that comes from instinctual drives and desires. Id
A substance used to treat the manic stage of maniic depressive illness. Lithium
Extreme excitment, hyperactivity, inflated self-esteem. Mania
Conditions marked by a prolonged emotion that dominates a person's life;bipolar and depressive disorders. Mood Disorders
A mental disorder characterized by intrapsychic conflict, leading to symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. A milder form of mental illness than psychosis. Reality testing is preserved, no psychosis present. Neurosis
Psychological or behavioural abnormalities associated with dysfunction of the brain. Organ Mental Disorder
Sexual use of non-human objects or acts (involving suffering, humiliation, and non-consenting partners). Paraphilia
Lifelong personality patterns that are characterized by inflexibility and cause impairment of social functioning as well as distress and conflict with others. Personality Disorder
An irrational fear of an object or situation. Phobia
A state in which severe symptoms occur when use of a drug is withdrawn abruptly. Physical Dependence
Use of toys and a playroom setting to enable a child to express feelings and conflicts. Play Therapy
Dementia occurring before age 65. Presenile Dementia
A psychotherpy that allows the patient to explore inner emotions and conflicts in an effort to understand and change current behaviour. Psychoanalysis
A form of role playing in group therapy in which a patient expresses feelings by acting out roles with other patients. Pyschodrama
Severe mental disorder in which the patient either withdraws from reality into an inner world of disorganized thinking and feeling, or cannot function in basic ways due to severe impairment of mood. Psychosis
Pertaining to interrelationship of mind and body; psychosomatic illnesses are precipitated by emotional factors. Psychosomatic
The ability to perceive fact from fantasy; severe impairment in this area results in psychoses. Reality Testing
A defense mechanism by which unacceptable thoughts, feelings, and impulses are pushed into the unconscious. Repression
A psychosis characterized by withdrawl from reality into an inner world of disorganized thinking and conflict; can involve hallucinations and delusional thinking. Schizophrenia
Dementia occurring after the age of 65. Senile Dementia
Disorders in which the patient has physical symptoms that cannot be explained by any actual physical disorder. Somatoform Disorders
Internalized conscience and moral part of the personality. Superego
The develpment of insensitivity to a drug. Increasing doses of a drug are required to produce the desired effect. Insensitivity or decreased sensitivity. Tolerance
Process in which the patient relates to the therapist as he or she had to a prominent childhood figure. Transference
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