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Abnormal sensory perceptions that occur while a person is awake, and conscious and are unrelated to outside events
Something a person believes to be real/true, but is actually false/unreal
Crying uncontrolably, beating fists, throwing themselves to the ground. These are signs of what?
People do this to receive attention, but do not really intend to kill themselves
Patients with delirium may have an increased state of arousal and psychomotor abnormalities such as tremor and agitation, called....
Includes nonpsychiatric reasons for changes in behavoir and mentation
Organic Brain Syndrome
Hallucinations almost always caused by organic causes; i.e. a "bad trip" on LSD
Visual, Tactile (touch), or Olfactory (smell) Hallucinations
Perhaps the most severe/urgent pediatric behavioral emergancy
These kids have difficulties with social interaction, language, and communication. Take special care with them!!!
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Fearful emotional state characterized by increased nervousness, tension, pacing, hand wringing, and trembling
The act of physically touching someone without that person's expressed consent
The manner in which, a person acts or performs, including any or all of one's physical and mental activities
Any situation in which the patient exhibits abnormal behavior that is unacceptable or intolerable to self, family, or community
Acute confusional state marked by an altered mental state resulting in changed behavior
Condition characterized by loss of pleasure, deep sadness, feeling of hoplessness, difficulty sleeping, loss of sex drive, and feelings of guilt
Sudden, overwhelming anxiety of such intensity that it produces terror and physiologic changes.
Condition in which a patient feels unduly threatened by the environment and those in contact with the patient
Any various forms of behavior that are considered inappropriate by members ot the social group to which and individual belongs