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  1. the fifth version of the APA diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
    DSM-IV
  2. a vague, generalized apprehension or feeling that one is in danger
    anxiety
  3. an intense and irrational fear of a particular object or situation
    phobia
  4. an extreme anxiety that manifests itself in the form of panic attacks
    panic disorder
  5. disorder in which victims of tramautic events experience the original event in the form of dreams or flashbacks.
    post tramautic stress disorder
  6. a condition in which there is no apparent physical cause
    somatoform disorder
  7. changing emotional difficulties into a loss of a specific voluntary body function
    conversion disorder
  8. disorder in which a person experiences alterations in memory, identity, or conciousness
    dissociative disorder
  9. the inability to recall important events or info; is usually associated with stressful events
    dissociative amnesia
  10. dissociative disorder in which a person suddenly and unexpectedly travels away from home or work and is unable to recall the past
    dissociative fugue
  11. a person exhibits two or more personaluty states; each with its own patterns of thinking and behavior
    dissociative identity disorder
  12. a group of disorders characterized by confused and disconnected thoughts, emotionsm and perceptions
    schizophrenia
  13. false beliefs that a person maintains in the face of contrary evidence
    delusions
  14. perceptions that have no direct external cause
    hallucinations
  15. severe form of lower mood in which a person experiences feelings of worthlessness and diminshed pleasure or interst inmany activities
    major depressive disorder
  16. disorder in which an individual alternates between feelings of mania and depression
    bipolar disorder
  17. maladaptive or inflexible ways of dealing with others and ones environment
    antisocial disorder
  18. a personality disorder characterized by irresponsibility, shallow emotions, and a lack of conscience
    antisocial personlity
  19. use of a drug to such an extent that a person feels nervous and anxious without it
    psychological dependence
  20. a pattern of drug abuse characterized by an overwhelming and compulsive desire to obtain and use the drug
    addiction
  21. physical adaptation to a drug so that a person needs an increased amount in order to produce the original effect
    tolerance
  22. the symptoms that occur after a person discontinues the use of a drug to which he or she has become addicted
    withdrawal
  23. any treatment used by therapists to help troubled individuals to overcome their problems
    psychotherapy
  24. method that combnes various kinds of therapy or combinations of therapies
    eclectic approach
  25. the influence that a patients hopes and expectations have on his or her improvement during therapy.
    placebo effect
  26. capacity for warmth and understanding
    empathy
  27. patients work together with the aid of a leader to resolve interpersonal problems
    group therapy
  28. therapy aimed at making patients aware of their unconcious motives so they can gain control over their behavior
    psychoanalysis
  29. the apparent sudden realization of the solution to a problem
    insight
  30. a method used to examine the inconcious; the patient is instructed to say whatever comes into his mind
    free association
  31. the reluctance of a patient either to reveal painful feelings or to examine longstanding behavior patterns
    resistance
  32. technique used by psychoanalysts to interpret the content of patients dreams
    dream analysis
  33. the patient feels toward the analyst or therapist the way he or she feels toward some other important figure in his or her life
    transference
  34. focuses on the value, diginity and worth of each person; holds that healthy living is the result of realizing one's full potential
    humanistic therapy
  35. relfects the belief that the client and therapist are partners in therapy
    client-centered atherapy
  36. free flow of images and ideas, with no particular direction
    nondirective therapy
  37. empathetci listening; the listener acknowledges, restates and clarifies the speaker's thoughts and concerns
    active listening
  38. a therapist's consistent expression of acceptance of the patient, no matter what the patient says or does
    unconditional positive regard
  39. a systematic method of changing the way a person acts and feels
    behavior modification
  40. using thoughts to control emothions and behaviors
    cognitive therapy

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