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M6 Mental Health

(Exam 18) Ch. 35 "Patient with a Psych Disorder" Key Terms

Condition in which an individual expierences a vague feeling of apprehension resulting from a real or perceived threat to self. anxiety
Irresisible, repetive, irrational impulse to perform an act that is usually contrary to one's ordinary judgments or standards yet results in overt anxiety if not completed. compulsions
A pattern that involves repeated mood swings of hypomania and depression but are less intense that with bipolar disorder. There are no peiods of 'normal function' with this condition. It is thought to be a muted version of bipolar disorder. cyclothymic disorder
Acute, organic disorder with confusion, disorentation, clouding of consciousness, incoherence, fear, anxiety, excitement, and often illusions and hallucinations. Symptoms are of short duration and reversible with reatment of the underlying cause. delirium
A persistent, aberrant belief or perception held inviolable by a person despite evidence to the contrary. delusion
A slow, progressive, organic mental disorder characterized by chronic personality disintegration, deterioration of intellectual capacity and functional, and memory loss that leads o confusion, disorientation, and stupor. ie. Alzheimers dementia
An emotional disorder brought on by an imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, which brings about exaggerated feelings of sadness, melancholy, emptiness, worthlessness, and frustration. depression
A sensory experience without a stimulus trigger that occurs in the waking state. It can occur in any of the senses. hallucination
The early phase of a manic episode when symptoms are not severe. hypomanic episode
A false interpretation of an external sensory stimulus, usually visual or auditory, such as a mirage in the dessert or voices on the wind. illusions
A state characterized by an expansive emotional state, extreme excitement, excessive elation, hyperactivity, flight of ideas, increased psycho motor activity, and sometimes violent, destructive, and self-destructive behavior. mania
A system that classifies mental disorder; used by most hospitals and health care professionals in the United States. Various disorders and descriptive references are outlined. multiaxial system
Difficulty with stress that causes mild interpersonal disorganization. There is no loss of reality perception; the individual has insight that he or she has a problem. neurosis
Refers to the persistent thought or idea with which the mind is continually and involuntarily preoccupied and that suggests an irrational act. obsessions
Sexual perversion or deviation. One of the three main clusters of sexual and gender identity disorders. paraphilia
An anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive, irrational, and intense fear of a specific object or activity. phobia
Any major disorder characterized by gross impairment in reality testing; the affected person exhibits moderate to severe personality disintegration. psychosis
Any one of a large group of psychotic disorders characterized by gross distortion of reality, disturbances of language and communication, and disorganized and fragmented thought, perception, and emotional reaction. schizophrenia
A potentially life-threatening condition that can occur as a result of an iteration between an selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) and another serotonergic agent. serotonin syndrome
A disorder characterized by recurrent, multiple, physical complaints and symptoms for which there is no organic cause. somatization
Manifested by increased disorientation and agitation only during the evening and nighttime. Seen more often in older adults. "Nocturnal delirium." sundowning syndrome
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