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psychosis severe mental disorder in which the patient either withdraws from reality into an inner world of disorganized thinking and feeling, or cannot function in basic ways due to severe inpairment of mood
psychosomatic pertaining to interrelationship of mind and body; psychosomatic illness are precipitated by emotional factors
reality testing the ability to perceive fact from fantasy; severe impairment in this area results in psychoses
repression a defense mechanism by which unacceptable thoughts, feelings, and impulses are pushed into the unconscious
schizophrenia a psychosis characterized by withdrawal from reality into an inner world of disorganized thinking and conflict; can involve hallucinations and delusional thinking
senile dementia dementia occurring after the age 65
somatoform disorders disorders in which the patient has physical symptoms that cannot be explained by any actual physical disorder
superego internalized conscience and moral part of the personality
tolerance the development of insensitivity to a drug. increasing doses of a drug are required to produce the desired effect. insensitivity or decreased sensitivity
transference process in which the patient relates to the therapist as he or she had to a prominent shildhood figure
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