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psychological disorders and definitions

anxiety disorders problems in which anxiety impedes daily functioning
somatoform disorders psychological disorder displayed through physical problems, although no medical cause
dissociative disorders the splitting of crucial parts of personality that are usually integrated, allows stress avoidance through escape
mood disorders emotions of depression and euphoria that are so strong they interfere with everyday living
Schizophrenie disorders declines in functioning, thought, and language disturbances, perception disorders, emotional disturbances, and withdrawal from others
personality disorders problems that create little personal distress but may lead patients to have an inability to behave appropriately as a normal member of society
sexual disorders problems related to arousal to unusual objects or problems related to functioning
substance-related disorders problems related to drug dependence and abuse
panic disorders anxiety disorder that takes the form of panic attacks, triggered by specific objects or situations
generalized anxiety disorder the experience of long-term, persistent anxiety and worry
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) a disorder characterized by obsessions or compulsions
obsession a persistent unwanted thought or idea that keeps reoccurring
compulsions irristible urges to repeatedly carry out some act that seems strange or unreasonable, even to themselves
illness anxiety disorder a somatic symptom disorder in which people have a constant fear of illness and a preoccupation with their health
somatic symptom disorder psychological difficulties that take on a physical (somatic) form, but there is no medical cause
conversion disorder a somatoform disorder that involves an actual physical disturbance
dissociate identity disorder (DID) a person who displays characteristics of two or more distinct personalities
dissociative amnesia a disorder in which a significant, selective memory loss occurs
dissociative fugue a form of amnesia where a person leaves home, sometimes assuming a new identity
major depressive disorder a severe form of depression that interferes with decision making, concentration, and sociability
mania an extended state of intense enjoyment and excitement
bipolar disorder a person alternates between euphoric feelings of mania and periods of depression
antisocial personality disorder people show no regard for the moral and ethical rules of society or the rights of others; often impulsive and lack the ability to withstand frustration
borderline personality disorder people struggle to find themselves, problems regulating emotions and thoughts, impulsive or reckless behavior, unstable relationships with others
narcissistic personality disorder people who have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) people are inattentive, impulsive, have low tolerance for frustration, and exhibit inappropriate behavior
autism spectrum disorder a severe developmental disability that impairs one's ability to communicate and relate to others, may avoid social contact
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