Psych Disorder A

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  1. Catatonic
    Characterized bx seen in schizophrenia marked by psychomotor disturbance

    Stupor/mutism, negativism, rigidity, purposeless excitement, inappropriate or bizarre posturing
  2. Anomie
    Social instability resuling for a breakdown of standards and values

    • Personal unrest, alienation, and uncertainty that comes for a lack of purpose
    • -Significant risk for suicide
  3. Abreaction
    • Emotional release resulting from menatlly reliving/bring into consciousness through the process of catsharsis
    • -Seen in individual therapy
  4. Affect

    • The conscious subjective aspect of emotions considered apart from bodily changes (objective)
    • -observed emotional state
  5. Akathesia
    • Psychomotor agitation inablity to sit/restless
    • -EPSd
  6. Akinesia
    Absence, poverty, or loss of involuntary muscle movement
  7. Ambivalence
    Simultaneous contradictory attitudes fo feelings towards an object
  8. Belief
    • State of habit of mind in which trust or confident is place on some person/thing
    • -ideas a person hold to be true
  9. Blocking
    Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observation caused

    Sometimes considered a consequence of repression
  10. Anhedonia
    • Psychological condition characterized by the inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable acts
    • -Schizophernia/Depression
  11. Character
    Attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual
  12. Circumstantiality
    Characteristic unnessary speaking

     Belonging to, consisting in , or dependent on type of speaking.
  13. Cognitive
    • Relating to, being, or involving conscious intellectural
    • -Concept of thought
  14. Grief
    • Deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavment
    • -Suffering
  15. Fixation
    obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment
  16. Genuineness
    • Actually having the reputed or apparent qualities
    • -Honest
  17. La Belle Indifference
    A naive, inappropriate lack of emotion or concern for the preceptions by others of one's disability

    -Conversion disorder
  18. Grandiose
    Characterized by affectation of grandeur/splender or by absurb exaggeration
  19. Mood
    Pervailing attitude or dispositon
  20. Neurosis
    • Mental/emotional disorder that affects only othe personality
    • -less distorted perception of reality than in psychosis
  21. Nihilism
    A view point that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless
  22. Resistance
    Defense Mechanism wherein a pt rejects, denise, or otherwise opposes gthe therapeutic efforts
  23. Somatization
    • Conversion of a mental state into a physcial symptom
    • -absence of a known medical condition
  24. Tic
    Local and habitual spasmodic motions of a particular muscles, especially of the face
  25. Tangenital thoughts
    Distrubance in thought process in which one tends to disgress readily from one topic under discussion to other topic that arise through association
  26. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
    Medical Emergancy cause by antipsychotic

    Cause hyperthermia, rigidity, and autonomic dysregulation
  27. Formication
    Sensation of insects crawling on the skin
  28. Echopraxia
    Involuntary repetition or imitaion of the observed movement of another
  29. Clanging
    Pattern of speech in which words are selected because of the sound rather than meaning resulting in rhyming and punning
  30. Compulsion
    Irresistable persistent impulse to perform an act
  31. Delusion
    Persistent false psychotic beliefs regarding the self, person, or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence
  32. Dementia
    Deteriorated cognitive functioning often with emotional apathy
  33. Disorientation
    • Confused, to cause to lose bearings
    • Displace from normal position/relationship
    • To cause to lose the sense of time, place, or identity
  34. Dissociation
    Separation of whole segments of athe personality or of discrete mental process for the mainstream of consciouness, or of bx
  35. Depersonalization
    Loss of indentity and feeling of unreality and strangeness about one's own bx
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Psych Disorder A
2012-08-30 15:58:19
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