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Health Unit 2 Vocab

TermDefinition
Repression involuntarily pushing out unpleasant experiences below the surface and out of conscious thought.
Regression Acting childish
Projection Blaming inappropriate actions on others
Suppression Consciously/ intentionally pushing out unpleasant experiences from ones mind
Denial Refusing to accept reality
Idealization Seeing someone else as perfect or ideal
Rationalization Justifying ones actions with an excuse rather than taking responsibility
Compensation Wanting to cover up weakness
Stress Body and minds reactions to everyday challenges and demands
Perception is the act of becoming aware through the senses
Homeostasis bodys preferred state of functioning
Borderline personality engages on high risk
Passive aggressive personality issues of control. Resents being told what to do, yet relies on others for directions...does not want the follower but does not know how to be a leader.
Coping dealing with difficult changes in your life
Grief Response an individuals total response to a major loss
Psychotherapy An ongoing dialogue between a patient and a mental health professional. Designed to find the cause of the problem and devise a solution
Behavior therapy A treatment that focuses on changing the unwanted behaviors through rewards and reinforcements
Cognitive therapy A treatment method designed to identify and correct distorted thinking patterns that can lead to feelings and behaviors that may be troublesome, self-defeating, or self-destructive
Mourning the act of showing sorrow or grief
Type A person competitive, high-achieving personality type most likely to develops heart disease
Type B person laid back, non-competitive personality type less likely to suffer from heart disease
Depression prolonged feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness
Anxiety the condition of feeling uneasy or worried about what may happen.
Resiliency the ability to adapt effectively and recover from disappointment, difficulty, or crisis
Phobias an irrational fear of something
Counselor a psychologist who diagnoses and treats emotional and behavioral disorders and cannot prescribe medicine
Organic disorder clearly caused by a physical illness or an injury that affects the brain
Functional may occur as the result of psychological causes which no clear damage to the brain
OCD trapped in a pattern of repeated behaviors or thoughts. recurrent
Panic disorder fear gets in the way of functioning
PST a person who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event feels severe and long lasting effects
Mood disorder an illness often with an organic cause that relates to emotions and may involve mood swings or mood extremes that interfere with everyday living
Clinical depression feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or despair that lasts for more than a few weeks and interrupts with daily life and activities
Bipolar Disorder or manic depressive diorder a psychological illness characterized by extreme mood swings between depression and extreme happiness, or mania
Eating disorder caused by psychological pressures, possible genetic factors, and an obsession with body image and thinness.
Bulimia Nervosa disorder in which some form of purging or clearing of the digestive tract follows cycles of overeating
Anorexia Nervosa the irrational fear of becoming obese results in severe weight loss from self imposed starvation.
Conduct disorder A pattern of behavior in which the rights or basic social rules are violated
Schizphrenia A serious mental disorder meaning "split mind" which person losses sense of reality
Personality Disorders A variety of psychological conditions that affect a persona ability to get along with others
Antisocial personality disorder cruel, uncaring , irresponsible
Borderline Personality Disorder experience a series of troubled relationships. tend to engage in high risk activities and have poor self esteem
Passive Aggressive personality disorder resent being told what to do, yet they rely on others for direction. Angry over issues of control, they show their anger indirectly
Created by: BIGLEMKE62