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id the major unconscious part of the personality; composed of energy that comes from instinctual drives and desires.
lithium a substance used to treat the manic stage of manic depressive illness
mania extreme excitement, hyperactivity, inflated self esteem
mood disorders conditions marked by a prolonged emotion that dominates a person's life; bipolar and depressive disorders
neurosis 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.
organic mental disorder psychological or behavioural abnormalities associated with dysfunction of the brain
parahilia sexual use of non-human objects or acts( involving suffering, humiliation, and non-consenting partners)
personality disorder lifelong personality patterns that are characterized by inflexibility and cause impairment of social functioning as well as distress and conflict with others
phobia an irrational fear of an object or situation
physical dependence a state in which severe symptoms occur when use of a durg is withdrawn abruptly
play therapy use of toys and playroom setting to enable a child to express feelings and conflicts
presenile dementia dementia occurring before age65
psychoanalysis a psychotherapy that allows the patient to explore inner emotions and conflicts in an effort to understand and change current behaviour
psychodrama a form of group therapy in which a patient expresses feelings by acting out ro;es with other patients role playing in group therapy
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