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MH Unit 4


Holistic Model of care which draws upon knowledge of human biology, psychology, and the social systems of family, friends and community as the foundation of practice
Psychopathology Disease of the mind
Psychosocial adaptations Ability to perceive reality and respond in a way that supports one’s own emotional and physical well-being and that of others in the social environment
Psychosocial maladaptation Result of ineffective coping with disordered perception or cognition resulting in tension and distress
Primary gain Relief from emotional conflict and freedom from anxiety that a person achieves by using defense mechanisms
Secondary gain An external gain derived from an illness such as attention, disability benefits, monetary gain, or release of responsibility
Somatization Behavioral expression of emotions or needs through the body
Insight Appropriate understanding of one’s feelings and behavior
Adaptation Adjustment to a stressor
Somatosensory Amplification Tendency to experience sensations as intense and disturbing
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