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Managing Mental & Emotional Health

active listening not only hearing but also showing that you understand what a person is saying
anxiety a feeling of extreme nervousness and worry
anxiety disorder an illness that causes unusually strong nervousness, worry, or panic
bipolar mood disorder a disorder in which a person alternates between mania and depression
body language expressing emotions with the face, hands, and posture
counselor a professional who helps people work through difficult problems by talking
defense mechanisms automatic behaviors used to reduce uncomfortable stress
delusion false belief
denial an immature defense mechanism in which a person ignores problems
depression a mood disorder characterized by loss of interest, sadness, hopelessness, loss of appetite, disturbed sleep, and other physical symptoms for at least two weeks
devaluation an immature defense mechanism in which stress is dealt with by assigning negative qualities to oneself or others
emotion a feeling produced in response to a life event
emotional health the way a person experiences and deals with feelings
emotional spectrum a set of emotions arranged by how pleasant they are
hallucination sensing something that is not real; hearing voices when no one is talking
What physical changes affect emotion? hormonal changes
hormones chemicals that help control how the body grows and functions
humor a mature defense mechanism in which stressful events or feelings are dealt with by focusing on amusing aspects of the situation
What social changes can affect teen emotions? increased responsibilities and freedoms
mental health the way people think about and respond to events in their daily lives
mental illness a disorder that affects a person's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
mood disorder an illness in which people have uncontrollable mood changes
negative thinking focusing on only the bad parts of a situation
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) the combination of anxiety and ritual activity
panic disorder an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have brief periods of extreme axiety
paranoia belief that other people want to harm someone
phobias a group of anxiety disorders involving pathological fear of a specific object or situation
projections an immature defense mechanism in which people blame others for a mistake
psychiatrist a medical doctor who specializes in illnesses of the brain and body that affect emotions and behavior
psychologist a person who tries to change thoughts, feelings, and actions by finding the reasons behind them or by suggesting new ways to manage emotions
schizophrenia a psychological disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and/or diminished, inappropriate emotional expression. Affects a person's thoughts and actions
self-esteem a measure of how much one values, respects, and feels confident about oneself
self-observation a mature defense mechanism in which emotional stress is dealt with by reflecting on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and by expressing these emotions in a healthy way
stress the body's response to unpleasant situations with this natural response
sublimation a mature defense mechanism in which uncomfortable or dangerous feelings or impulses are channeled into more acceptable behaviors
suicidal thinking the desire to take one's own life
teen hotline a phone number that teens can call to talk privately and anonymously about their problems
triggers situations, people, and events that cause a person to feel an emotion
Created by: zedoc43