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Psychiatric terms and abbreviations

TermDefinition
AD ALZHEIMER DISEASE
ADHD ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
ADLs ACTIVITY OF DAILY LIVING
AIMS ABNORMAL INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT SCALE, used to monitor signs of tardive dyskinesia
ASD AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
BZD BENZODIAZEPINE
CA CHRONOLOGICAL AGE
CBT COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
CNS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
DSM-IV-TR DIAGNOSTIC STATISTICALMANUAL OF MENTAL DISORDERS
DT DELIRIUM TREMENS
ECT ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY
GAD GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER
IQ INTELLIGENT QUOTIENT, average is 90-110, below 70 is considered mentally retarded
LSD A HALLUCINOGEN
MA MENTAL AGE- determined by tests
MAQI MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITOR, eg. nardil
MDD MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
MMPI MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY
MR MENTAL RETARDATION
OCD OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER
PDD PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER
PTSD POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Rx therapy
SAD SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
SNRI SEROTONIN-NOREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITOR, EG. CYMBALTA
SSRI SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR, EG. PROZAC
TAT THEMATIC APPERCEPTION TEST
TCA TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS
TD TARDIVE DYSKINESIA
THC DELTA-9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN MARIJUANA)
WAIS WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE
WISC WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN