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Mental Health ch23

Mental Disorders Disturbances of emotional stability, as manifested in maladaptive behavior and impaired functioning.
Defense Mechanisms Body's unconscious reaction to protect itself from conflicts or anxieties.
Psychiatry Branch of medicine that deals with the causes, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Psychiatrist Medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders.
Mental Health Relative state of mind in which the person who is healthy is able to cope with and adjust to the recurrent stresses of everyday living in an acceptable way.
Psychology Study of behavior and the processes of the mind, especially as it relates to the individual's social and physical environment.
Psychologist Professional who specializes in the study of the structure and function of the brain and related mental processes.
Compensation Effort to overcome, or make up for, real or imagined inadequacies.
Denial Refusal to admit or acknowledge the reality of something, thus avoiding emotional conflict or anxiety.
Displacement Process of transferring a feeling or emotion from the original idea or object to a substitute idea or object.
Introjection Individual unconsciously identifies with another person or with some object. -The individual assumes the supposed feelings and/or characteristics of the other personality or object.
Regression A response to stress in which the individual reverts to an earlier level of development and the comfort measures associated with that level of functioning.
Repression An involuntary blocking of unpleasant feelings and experiences from one's conscious mind.
Projection The act of transferring one's own unacceptable thoughts or feelings on to someone else.
Rationalization Attempting to make excuses or invent logical reasons to justify unacceptable feelings or behaviors.
Sublimation Rechanneling or redirecting one's unacceptable impulses and drives into constructive activites.
Suppression The voluntary blocking of unpleasant feelings and experiences from one's mind.
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