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psych disorders

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Generalized anxiety disorder (anxiety disorder) condition in wihich people have trouble dealing with family, friends, and keeping stable relationships. symptoms include muscular tension, inability to relax strained face.
Panic disorder (anxiety disorder) the feeling of sudden terror, a feeling that you are about to die. symptoms include choking, and difficulty breathing
obsessive compulsive disorder (anxiety disorder)uncontrolled and repeated pattern of thought with repeated performed irrational actions
phobic disorder (anxiety disorder)anxiety focused on particular objects, animals, or activity.
post-traumatic stress disorder (anxiety disorder) a person who has experienced a traumatic event feels sever and long lasting after effects. i.e. a soldier who has just come back from war
conversion (somatoform disorder)changing emotional difficulties into a loss of specific voluntary body functions.
hypochondriasis (somatoform disorder) a person of good health has imaginary ailments that are severe
somatoform disorders* physical symptoms for which there is no apparent physical cause
dissociative disorders* disorders that involve alterations in memory, identity and consciousness
Amnesia (dissociative disorder) memory loss that has no biological explanation and is not a result from a head injury. There is no biological cause and it most often results from a traumatic event or anxiety.
fugue (dissociative disorder) a disorder in which a person suddenly and unexppectedly travels away from home or work and is unable to recall the past. This illness can last for hours, days, or decades.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple personality disorder) a person who exhibits two or more personalities, each with its own pattern of thinking and behaving. People suffering from this disorder usually suffered severe physical, psychological, or sexual abuse during childhood.
Paranoid (schizophrenia) hallucinations and delusions
disorganized (schizophrenia) incoherent language, inappropriate emotions, and giggling for no reason.
catatonic schizophrenia may remain motionless for long periods of time and limbs may remain in unusual positions.
undifferentiated schizophrenia patient encompasses the basic symptoms of all types of schizophrenia
remission type (schizophrenia) label applied to schizophrenics whose symptoms have eased or gone away due to medication.
mood disorders* major depressive disorder, bi-polar disorder, and seasonal affect disorder
Major depressive disorder (mood disorder) sever form of lowered mood in which a person experiences feelings of worthlessness and apathy
dysthymic disorder mild but chronic form of depression
bi-polar disorder disorder in which an individual alternates between feelings of mania and depression
SAD (seasonal affect disorder) depression that develops due to lack of sunlight, occurs more often during winter months
Anti-social (personality disorder)a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. They show no guilt when lying, stealing, or fighting.
histrionic personality (personality disorder) people who act very emotional and dramatic to draw attention to themselves.
paranoid personality (personality disorder) when a person has a long-term distrust and suspicion of others.
schizotypal personality (personality disorder) a person has trouble with relationships and disturbances in thought patterns, appearance and behavior.
dependent (personality disorder) people who depend too much on others to meet their emotional and physical needs.
narcissistic (personality disorder) people who have an inflated sense of self-importance and extreme preoccupation with themselves.
Created by: Emily Mulligan Emily Mulligan on 2011-04-10



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