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Emotion/Social Vocab

Emotional/Social Wellness Vocab

TermDefinition
Advocacy The ability to communicate in a confident, non-threatening manner
Anorexia An eating disorder in which a person doesn’t eat enough food to maintain a healthy body weight
Anxiety Disorder A disorder characterized by a general feeling of panic that persists/lasts for a long time – often times with no specific cause
Binge Eating Disorder An eating disorder in which a person regularly has an uncontrollable urge to eat large amounts of food
Bulimia An eating disorder in which a person has uncontrollable eating binges followed by purging
Compulsion An unreasonable need to behave in a certain way to prevent a feared outcome
Culture Beliefs and patterns of behavior that are shared by a group of people and passed from generation to generation
Depression A type of mood disorder in which a person feels sad, helpless, and hopeless for an extended period of time
Mental Disorder Any abnormal thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that affects a person’s ability to function on a day to day basis
Mood Disorder A disorder characterized by a person having extreme swings in emotions
Obsession An unwanted thought or image that takes control of the mind
Personality Disorder A mental disorder characterized by rigid patterns of behavior, which make it difficult to get along with others
Phobia Extreme anxiety related to a specific situation or object
Psychiatrist A physician who can diagnose and treat mental disorders. Can prescribe medications
Psychologist A person who studies how people think, feel, and behave
Schizophrenia A disorder characterized by a person being “split off” from reality resulting in severe disturbances in thinking, mood, awareness, and behavior
Stereotypes An exaggerated belief or overgeneralization about an entire group of people
Therapy A general term used to described a variety of methods in which to treat people with emotional and social issues
Wellness A state of high-level and well-balanced overall health
Passive A term that is used to describe people who hold back their true feelings and simply go along with other people
Aggressive A term that describes people who express opinions and feelings in a way that may seem threatening or disrespectful
Assertive A term that describes people who are able to stand up confidently for themselves while expressing their feelings in a way that is not threatening to others
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A type of anxiety disorder in which a person that has survived a life-threatening event experiences flashbacks or nightmares that produce intense fear or horror
Created by: MSchlitt