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A situation in which a person exhibits "abnormal" behavior that is unacceptable or intolerable to the patient, the family, or the community
A movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of muscles resulting in twisting and repetitive movements that are sometimes painful
Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)
Movement disorder that causes involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, face, trunk, and extremities
- A state of painful uneasiness about impending problems.
- Characterized by agitation and restlessness
Irrational fears that are often triggered by a specific object or event
Characterized by deep feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and discouragement, feelings that often do not seem connected to the actual circumstances of the patient's life
Changes in mood from "very high highs" to "very low lows"
A highly exaggerated or unwarranted mistrust or suspiciousness of others
A mental state in which the patient is out of touch with reality
A chronic mental illness in which a patient does not return to his or her premorbid level of functioning
Any willful act designed to end one's life
Also known as excited delirium, is a mental state and physiological response characterized by: unusual strength and endurance, tolerance of pain, agitation, hostility, frenzied and bizarre behavior, hot and diaphoretic skin, unusual speech
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