behavior patters or mental processes that cause serious personal suffering or interfere with a person's ability to cope with everyday life.
a behavior or mental process that is often dertermined by the degree to which it is average, or typical, of the behavior or mental process of the majority of the people.
the behavior impairs an individual's ability to function adequately in everyday life.
disorders such as anxiety, depression that cause most of the great emotional discomfort
socially unaccpetable behavior
behavior that violates a society's accepted norms
a dearrangement of the mind. (Examples: dementia, luncay, madness, crazyness, mania and aberration
diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. classifies psychological disorders
clusters of symptoms that define or describe an illness
a general state of dread or uneasiness that occurs in resopnse to a vague or imagines danger
characterized by persistent fear of social situations in which one might be exposed to the close scrutiny of others
a relatively short period of intense fear or discomfort, characterized by shortness of breath, dizzinessm rapid heart rate, trembling or shaking, sweating, choking, nausea or other distressing symptoms
Generalized anxiety disorder (floating anxiety)
an excessive or unrealistic worry about life circumstances that lasts for at least 6 months. worries focus on finance, work, interpersonal problems or illnesses
uwanted thoughts, ideas, or mental images that occur over and over again. often sensless and repulsive
repetitive ritual behaviors, often involve checking or cleaning something
Post-traumatic stress disorder
intense, persisten feelings of anxiety that are caused by an experience so traimatic that it would produce stress in almost anyone.
Dissociation and dissociative disorders
seperation of certain personality components or mental processes from conscious thoughts
characterized by a sudden loss of memory, usually following a particularly stressful or traumatic event
forgetting person information and also suddenly relocating from home or work and taking on a new identity
feelings or detachment from one's mental process or body. people would feel as though they are outside their bodies observing themselves at a distance.
coems from the greek work body, refers to the expression of psychological distress through physical symptoms.
experience a change in loss of physical fuctioning in a major part of the body for which there is no known medical explanation
a person's unrealistic preoccupation with thoughts that he or she has a serious disease
feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt and great sadness.
bipolar disorder or manic depresssion
a cycle of mood changes from depression to wild elation and back again
manic or mania
extreme exitement characterized by hyperactivity and chaotic behavior very quickly for no apparent reason
consideres as the most srious of the psyhchological disorders. characterized by loss of contact with reality.
an immobile, expressionless, comalike state
have delusions or frequent auditory hallucinations, all relating to a single theme. These people may have delusions of grandeus, persecution or jealousy
incoherent in their thought and speech and disorganized in their behavior
illustraes how several biological and psychological factors may interact in the development of the disorder
patterns of inflexible traits that disrupt social life or work and/or distress the affected individual.
Antisocial personality disorder or socio path
people who show a persistent behavior pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.