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Mental Health Ch.8


the ability to make associations or interpretations about a situation. abstract thinking
the outward expression of the client's emotional state affect
repeated, seemingly purposeless behaviors often indicative of anxiety, drumming fingers,etc. automatisms
showing little or a slow to respond facial expression blunted affect
displaying a full range of emotions and expressions. broad affect
client eventually answers question but only after giving excessive unnecessary details. circumstantial thinking
giving literal translations, abstract is diminished or absent concrete thinking
a fixed or false belief not based in reality delusion
exception to client's confidentiality, when health care worker legally warns another person who is in danger from a client. duty to warn
showing no facial expression flat affect
excessive amount and rate of speech composed of fragmented unrelated ideas.(racing thoughts) flight of ideas
false sensory perceptions or perceptual experiences that really do not exist. hallucinations
client's inaccurate interpretation that general events are personally directed at him. ideas of reference
displaying a facial expression that is incongruent with mood or situation. inappropriate affect
the ability to understand the true nature of one's situation and accept responsibility insight
ability to interpret one's environment and situation correctly and adapt. judgment
rapidly changing or fluctuating like a person's mood or emotions labile
disorganized thinking that jumps from one idea to another with little relation to thoughts. loose associations
client's pervasive and emotional state mood
invented words that have meaning only for the client. neologisms
overall slowed movements, slow processing, slow verbal interaction. psychomotor retardation
displaying one type of emotional expression, usually serious or somber restricted affect
Created by: Susan Bernier