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psych terms for marilyn
What is acting out?
the active expression of emotions through actions, nt words that occurs when the client relives the feelings, wishes, or conflicts that are operation unconsciously
What is affect?
the emotion or mood an individual shows as a response, such as flat blunted affect or inappropriate affect
What is ambivalence?
The simultaneous presence of strong but contradictory or opposite feelings or ideas about something or someone.
What is anxiety?
Fear or apprehension caused by an unknown or unrecognized threat
What is autism?
Withdrawal from the real world and preoccupation with thoughts and feelings.
What is body image?
One's perception of one's body.
What is Catattonic state?
What is cohesiveness?
what is compulsion?
Emotional urge or need to act.
What is confabulation?
A compensatory mechanism for memory loss. Filling in the memory gaps with imaginary stories the teller believes to be true.
What is confusion?
Mental bewilderment from disorientation.
What is crisis?
A conflict which cannot readily be resolved by using usual coping mechanisms
What are defense mechanisms?
Mental strategies used to help cope with areas of conflict.
What is delirium tremens
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome, including restlessness continuing to disorientation, hallucinations, and convulsions.
What are Delusions
A fixed false idea.
what is denial?
Unconscious refusal to acknowledge that which is anxiety provoking.
What is Desensitazation
Gradual systematic exposure of the client to feared situations under controlled conditions.
What is echolalia?
Repetition by one person of what is said by another.
What is echopraxia?
A meaningless imitation of movement
What is empathy?
Objective and insightful awareness of another's feelings.
What are extrapyramidal rectons?
side effect of some psychotropic drugs characterized by muscle rigidity, drooling, restlessness, shuffling gait, and blurred vision.
What is Family therapy
Treatment which involves the family and explores the relationships among the members.
What are fantasies?
What is flight of ideas?
Rapid shift from an idea to another before the first idea has been concluded.
what is grief?
An emotional response to a recognized loss.
What is group therapy
Application of psychotherapy techniques by a skilled leader to a group of people.
What are hallucinations
False sensory perceptions involving any of the senses.
what is hostility?
Feeling similar to anger but of longer duration.
What are ideas of reference?
Ideas stemming from the incorrect interpretation of incidents as referring directly to self.
What are illusions?
Misinterpretation of a real, external sensory experience.
What is insight?
What is intrapsychic?
within the mind
What is labile?
raidly changing emotions
What is limit setting?
Clear statement of rules with consistent reinforcement.
What is looseness of association?
Ideas appear unrelated or only slightly related.
What is mania?
elated, excited mood state
What is manipulation?
control of anothers behavior for ones own purposes
What is neologism?
Coined word with special meaning to the user.
What is obsession?
repetitive, uncontrollable thought
What is paranoid?
Suspicion, mistrust, without a basis in reality.
What is phobia?
What is premorbid?
Occurring before development of a disease.
What is psychosis?
State in which there is impairment in a person's ability to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others appropriately.
What is resistance?
Opposition to uncovering unconscious material.
What is role?
pattern of behaviour
What is secondar gains?
Benefits from being ill, such as attention.
What is self esteem?
The degree of feeling worthwhile or valued.
What is self image?
One's thoughts about one's own self.
What is somatic therapy?
Treatment of the emotionally ill by physiological means.
What is stereotyped behavior?
Persistent mechanical repetition of speech or motor activity.
what is transference?
Unconscious phenomenon in which feelings, attitudes, and wishes toward significant others in one's early life are linked to and projected onto others, usually a therapist in one's current life.
What is waxy flexibilty?
The extremities remain in a fixed position for a long period of time.
What is word salad?
Words and phrases having no apparent meaning or logic.