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  1. Abreaction
    Process thru which a repressed material is re-experienced and re-lived
  2. Abulia
    • reduced ability to act or think because of indifference about consequence of actions
    • due to depression, neurological deficits, schizophrenia
  3. Acalculia
    inability to do calculations
  4. Acataphasia
    • disordered speech in which statements are incorrectly formulated
    • inappropriate words and expressions
  5. Acathexis
    lack of feeling associated with ordinarily emotionally charged subject
  6. Acenethasia
    lack of sensation of physical existence
  7. Acrophobia
    dread of high places
  8. Acting out
    behavioral response in response to an unconcious drive that brings relief of inner tension
  9. Aculalia
    disorderd speech associated with impaired comprehension
  10. Adiodiochokinesia
    • cant perform rapid alternating movements
    • due to neurological deficits and cerebellar lesions
  11. Adynamia
    weakness and fatigability
  12. Aerophagia
    excessive air swallowing
  13. Affect
    emotions associated with ideas
  14. Ageusia
    lack or impairment of taste
  15. Aggression
    forcefull, goal oriented action that can be verbal or physical
  16. Agitation
    anxiety bc of motor restlessness
  17. Agnosia
    cant recognize objects
  18. Bradykinesia
    slow motor movements
  19. Bradylalia
    slow speach
  20. Bradylexia
    slow reading
  21. Bruxism
    grinding of teeth
  22. Carebaria
    discomfort in the head
  23. Catalepsy
    maintaining a body position we're placed into
  24. Cataplexy
    loss of muscle tone
  25. Catatonic excitation
    uncontrolled muscle activity
  26. Catatonic posturing
    voluntary assumption of inappropriate behavior
  27. Catatonic rigidity
    fixed motor posturing
  28. catatonic stupor
    patients are aware of their surroundings
  29. Cathexis
    investement of energy into an idea
  30. Causalgia
    burning pain
  31. Cenesthesia
    change in the normal quality in the feeling of the body
  32. Cephalgia
    headache
  33. cerea Flexibilitas
    being able to mold a body into a specific position
  34. CHorea
    quick jerky movements in Huntingtons
  35. Circumstantiality
    digressing into details before communicating central idea
  36. Clang association
    association of words based on sound
  37. Predictors of violent behavior
    • EToh intake
    • childhood abuse
    • history of violence
  38. Claustrophobia
    fear of closed spaces
  39. Cluttering
    disturbance of speech
  40. Coma Vigil
    coma from which a person awake
  41. History of bedwetting is predictable of what?
    violent behavior
  42. Conation
    person's mental life concerned with drives and motivations
  43. Condensation
    symbol stands for many components
  44. Confabulation
    filling in memory gaps with fictional stories
  45. Constructional apraxia
    inability to draw and object
  46. Coprolalia
    involuntary use of abscene language or symbols as in Tourette's
  47. Coprophagia
    eating filth
  48. Cryptographia
    private written language
  49. Cryptolalia
    private spoken language
  50. Cycloplegia
    paralysis of muscle of accomodation of the eye
  51. Decompensation
    Decreased psychic functioning due to breakdown of defense mechanisms
  52. Deja enteda
    illusion that what is heard has been heard previously
  53. Delirium tremens
    acute and sometimes fatal reaction to alcohol withdrawal
  54. Delusion of control
    belief that your will and thoughts are controlled by others
  55. Delusion of Grandeur
    overemphasis on one's importance
  56. Delusion of Infidelity
    belief that one's lover is unfaithfull
  57. Alexithymia?
    inability to identify or verbalize feeling states
  58. Gender role
    behavior of the person that is culturally defined as masculine or feminine
  59. Gender identity
    inner sense of maleness or femaleness
  60. sexual identity
    biological pattern of sexual identity
  61. Behavior
    sum total of psyche that includes motivation, drives, wishes,
  62. Agoraphobia
    fear of open spaces
  63. Agraphia
    loss of ability to write
  64. Ailurophobia
    fear of cats
  65. Akathesia
    feeling of motor restleness
  66. Akinesia
    lack of physical movement
  67. Akinetic mutism
    absence of voluntary movement or speech in a patient who is alert
  68. Alexia
    loss of reading ability
  69. Alexithymia
    not being able to describe ones own emotions
  70. Alogaphobia
    Dread of pain
  71. Alogia
    inability to speak because of mental deficiency or an episode of dementia
  72. Ambivalence
    coexistence of 2 opposing impulses toward the same thing in the same person at the same time
  73. Amima
    Lack of the ability to make or comprehend gestures made by other
  74. Amnesia
    partial or total inability to recall past experiences
  75. Amnetic aphasia
    disturbed capacity to name objects even though they are known to the patient
  76. Anaclitic
    depending on others, especially as the infant on the mother
  77. Analgesia
    state in which one feels little or no pain
  78. Anancasm
    repetitious or stereotyped behavior or thought usually used as a tension relieving device
  79. Androgymy
    combination of culturally determined female and male characteristics in one person
  80. Anergia
    lack of energy
  81. Anhedonia
    loss of interest in and withdrawal from all regular and pleasurable activities
  82. Anomia
    inability to recall the names of objects even a pt known them
  83. Anorexia
    loss or decrease in apetite
  84. Anosognosia
    inability to recognize a physical deficit in onself
  85. Anterograde amnesia
    loss of memory events subsequent to the onset of the amnesia
  86. Anxiety
    feeling of apprehension
  87. Apathy
    dulled emotional tone associated with detachement
  88. Aphasia
    any disturbance in the comprehension or expression of language caused by a brain lesion
  89. Aphonia
    loss of voice
  90. Asyndesis
    disorder of language in which the patient combines unconnected ideas and images
  91. Ataxia
    lack of coordination, physical or mental
  92. Atonia
    lack of muscle tone
  93. Attention
    Concentration
  94. Auditory Hallucination
    False perception or sound
  95. Aura
    warning sensation, such as automatism, fullness in stomach, blushing and changes in respiration
  96. Autistic thinking
    thinking in which thoughts are largely narcissistic and egocentric with emphasis on subjectivity rather than objectivity
  97. Apperception
    awareness of meaning and significance of a particular sensory stimulus as modified by ones own experience
  98. Appropriate affect
    emotional tone in harmony with the accompanying idea, thought or speech
  99. Apraxia
    inability to perform a voluntary motor activity
  100. Astasia Abasia
    inability to stand or to walk in a normal manner
  101. Astereognosia
    inability to identify familiar objects by touch
  102. Delusion of persecution?
    False belief of being harassed or persecuted
  103. Delusion of poverty
    falso belief that one is bereft or will be deprived of all material possessions
  104. Delusion of reference?
    false belief that the behavior of others refers to oneself or that events or actions have a particular and unusual significance
  105. Delusion of self-accusation
    false feeling of remorse and guilt
  106. Dementia
    mental disorder characterized by general impairment in intellectual thinking without the loss of consciousness
  107. Denial
    defense mechanism in which the existence of unpleasant realitites is diavowed
  108. Depersonalization
    sensation of unreality concerning onself, a part of one self or one's environment that occurs under extreme stress
  109. Depression
    mental state characterized by feeling of sadness, loneliness, dispair and low self esteem
  110. Derailment
    Gradual or sudden deviation in train of thought without blocking
  111. Derealization
    sensation of changed reality or that one's surrounding have changed
  112. Dereism
    Mental activity that follows a totally subjective and indiosyncratic system of logic and fails to take the facts of reality or experience into consideration
  113. Detachment
    Characterized by distant interpersonal relationships and lack of emotional involvement
  114. Devaluation
    Defense mechanism in which a person attributes excessive negative qualities to self or others
  115. Diminished Libido
    decreased sex drive
  116. Dipsomania
    compulsion to drink alcoholic beverages
  117. Disinhibition?
    removal of an inhibitory effect as in disinhibition of cerebral cortex due to alcohol
  118. Disorientation
    confusion: impairment of time, place or person
  119. Displacement
    unconscious defense mechanism by which the emotional component of an unacceptable idea or object is transferred to a more acceptable one
  120. Unconscious defense mechanism involving the segregation of any group of mental or behavioral processes from the rest of the persons psychic activity
    Dissociation
  121. Inability to focus one's attention. Pt does not respond to the task at hand but attends to irrelevant phenomenon in the environment
    Distractability
  122. Dread
    Massive or pervasive anxiety
  123. Altered state of consciousness likened to a dream state
    Dreamy state
  124. State of impaired awareness associated with a desire or inclination to sleep
    Drowsiness
  125. Difficulty in articulation
    Dysarthia
  126. Difficulty in calculation
    Dyscalculia
  127. Impaired sense of taste
    Dysgeusia
  128. Difficulty in writing
    Dysgraphia
  129. Difficulty in performing movements
    Dyskinesia
  130. Faulty articulation caused by structural abnormality of the articulator organs or impaired hearing
    Dyslalia
  131. Specific learning disability syndrome involving an impairment of previously acquired ability to read
    Dyslexia
  132. Impaired ability to gauge distant with respect to movement
    Dysmetria
  133. Impaired memory
    dysmnesia
  134. Physical pain in sexual intercourse
    Dyspeurenia
  135. Difficulty in swallowing?
    Dysphagia
  136. Difficulty in comprehending oral language or expressing verbal language?
    Dysphasia
  137. Difficulty or pain in speaking?
    Dysphonia
  138. Feeling of unpleasantness or discomfort
    Dysphoria
  139. Loss of normal speech melody
    Dysprosody
  140. Extrapyramidal motor disturbance consisting of slow, sustained contractions of the axial or appendicular masculature?
    Dystonia
  141. Psychopathological repeating of words or phrases of one person by another
    Echolalia
  142. Denoting aspects of a person's personality that are viewed as repugnant, unacceptable or inconsistent with the rest of the personality
    • Ego-alien
    • Ego-dystonia
  143. Self centered
    Ego-centric
  144. Morbid selfpreoccupaton or self-centeredness
    Egomania
  145. Denoting aspects of a person's personality that are acceptable and consistent with a person's personality
    Ego-Syntonic
  146. Unusually vivid or exact mental image of objects previously seen or imagined
    Eidetic image
  147. Mood consisting of intense sense of joy, euphoria and self satisfaction
    Elation
  148. Air of confidence and enjoyment
    elevated mood
  149. Complex feeling state with psychic, somatic and behavioral components
    Emotion
  150. A level of understanding or awareness that one has emotional problems
    Emotional Insight
  151. Excessive emotional responsiveness characterized by unstable and rapidly changing emotions
    Emotional lability
  152. Involuntary passage of feces usually at night or in sleep
    encopresis
  153. Incontinence of urine during sleep?
    enuresis
  154. Delusional belief more common in women that someone is in love with them
    Erotomania
  155. Abnormal fear of blushing?
    erythrophobia
  156. Exaggerated feeling of well-being that is inappropriate to real events
    eurphoria
  157. Normal range of mood, implying the absence of depression and elevated mood
    euthymia
  158. Act of not facing up to, or strategically eluding something
    Evasion
  159. Feeling of intense elation and grandeur
    exaltation
  160. Agitated purposeless motor activity not being solicited by an external stimulit
    excited
  161. Expression of feelings without restraint, frequently with an overestimation of their importance and significance
    Expansive mood
  162. Disturbance of speech in which the ability to comprehend is intact but the ability to express language is impaired?
    Expressive aphasia
  163. difficulty in expressing verbal language
    Expressive dysphasia
  164. more general term than projection that refers to the tendency to perceive in the external world elements of one's own personality
    Externalization
  165. State of one's energies being directed outside of oneself
    Extroversion
  166. A person's recollection and belief of an event that did not actually occur
    False memory
  167. Fabricated mental picture of a situation or series of event, daydream
    Fantasy
  168. A feeling of weariness, irritability, sleepiness after a period of mental or physical activity
    Fatigue
  169. False recognition
    Fassue Recognisance
  170. Unpleasureable emotional state consisting of psychophysiological changes in response to a real threat
    Fear
  171. Absence or near absence of any signs of affective expression
    flat affect
  172. Rapid succession of fragmentary thoughts or speech in which content changes rapidly and maybe incoherent
    flight of ideas
  173. Aimless plucking or picking usually at bedclothes or clothes
    flocillation
  174. aphasia characterized by the inability to understand spoken word
    Fluent aphasia/Wernickes
  175. Mental illness shared by two people, usually involving a common delusional system
    Folie a deux
  176. Disturbance in the form rather than content of the thought
    Formal thought disorder
  177. Tactile hallucination involving the sensation that tiny insects are crawling on the skin
    formication
  178. Free, pervasive, generalized anxiety that is not attached to any particular idea, person or place
    Free-floating anxiety
  179. Dissociative disorder characterized by a period of almost complete amnesia, during which the person actually flees from an immediate life situation and begins a different life pattern
    Fugue
  180. Abnormal discharge of milk from a breast
    Galactorrhea
  181. Generalized onset of clonic-tonic movements of the limbs, tongue biting and incontinence followed by a gradual slow recovery of consciousness and cognition
    Generalized tonic-clonic seizure
  182. Combination of grossly non fluent aphasia and severe fluent aphasia
    Global Aphasia
  183. Unintelligible jargon that has meaning to the speaker but not to the listener
    Glossolalia
  184. Exaggerated feelings of one's importance, power, knowledge
    Grandiosity
  185. Alteration in mood and affect appropriate to a real loss
    Grief
  186. Emotional state associate with reproach and a need for punishment
    Guilt
  187. Hallucination primarily involving taste
    Gustatory hallucination
  188. Female-like development of male breasts
    Gynecomastia
  189. False sensory perception occurring in the absence of any relevant external stimulation of the sensory modalities
    Hallucinatioin
  190. State in which a person experiences hallucinations without any impairment in consciousness
    hallucinosis
  191. Hallucination of touch
    Haptic hallucination
  192. Complex of symptoms considered a form of schizophrenia
    Hebephrenia
  193. Using a single word to express many ideas
    Holophrastic
  194. Increased muscular activity
    Hyperactivity
  195. Excessive sensitivity to pain
    Hyperalgesia
  196. Increased sensitivity to tactile stimulation
    Hyperesthesia
  197. Exaggerated degree of retention and recall
    Hypermnesia
  198. Increase in appetite and intake of food
    Hyperphagia
  199. excessive thinking and mental activity
    Hyperpragia
  200. Excessive time spent asleep
    Hypersomnia
  201. Excessive breathing generally associated with anxiety which can reduce blood CO2 concentration
    Hyperventilation
  202. Excessive attention and focus on all internal and external stimuli
    Hypervigilance
  203. Diminished sensitivity to tactile stimulation
    Hypoesthesia
  204. Hallucination occurring while falling asleep, not ordinarily considered pathological
    Hypnagogic
  205. Hallucination occurring while awakening from sleep
    Hypnopompic
  206. artificially induced alteration of consciousness characterized by increased suggestibility and receptivity to direction
    Hypnosis
  207. decreased motor and cognitive activity as in psychomotor retardation
    Hypoactivity
  208. exaggerated concern about health that is based not on real medical pathology but on unrealistic interpretations of physical signs and symptoms
    Hypochondria
  209. Mood abnormality with the qualitative characteristics of mania, but somewhat less intense
    Hypomania
  210. Misinterpretation of incidents and events in the outside world as having direct personal reference to onself
    Idea of reference
  211. Thinking containing erroneous conclusions or internal contradictions
    Illogical thinking
  212. Perceptual misinterpertation of a real external stimulus
    Illusion
  213. Reproduction, recognition or recall of perceived material within seconds after presentation
    Immediate memory
  214. Diminished ability to understand the objective reality of a situation
    Impaired insight
  215. Diminished ability to understand a situation correctly and to act appropriately
    Impaired Judgement
  216. Ability to resist an impulse, drive or temptation to perform some action
    Impulse control
  217. Emotional tone out of harmony with the idea, thought or speech accompanying it
    Inappropriate affect
  218. Communication that is disconnected, disorganized or incomprehensible
    Incoherence
  219. Primitive unconscious defense mechanism in which the psychic representation of another person or aspects of another person are assimilated to onself thru a figurative process of symbolic oral digestion
    Incorporation
  220. Increase in sexual interest and drive
    Increased libido
  221. Ecstatic state in which persons insist that their experience is inexpressible and indescribable and that it is impossible to convey what it is like to one who has never experienced it
    Ineffability
  222. Falling asleep with difficulty, usually seen in anxiety disorders
    Initial insomnia
  223. Conscious recognition of ones own condition
    Insight
  224. Difficulty in falling asleep or difficulty in staying asleep
    Insomnia
  225. Knowledge of the reality of a situation without the ability to use that knowledge successfully to effect an adaptive change in behavior or to master the situation
    Intellectual insight
  226. Capacity for learning and ability to recall, integrate constructively and to apply what one has learned
    Intelligence
  227. Mental Disorder caused by recent ingestion or presence in the body of an exogenous substance producing maladaptive by virtue of its effects on the CNS
    Intoxication
  228. Turning anger inward toward onself
    Intropunitive
  229. Contemplating one's own mental process to achieve insight
    Introspection
  230. state in which a persons energies are directed inward toward oneself
    Introversion
  231. Answer that is not responsive to the question
    Irrelevant answer
  232. Abnormal or excessive excitability with easily triggered anger, annoyance or impatience
    Irritability
  233. State in which one is easily annoyed and provoked to anger
    irritable mood
  234. Paramnestic phenomenon characterized by a false feeling of unfamiliarity with a real situation that one has previously exprienced
    Jamais vu
  235. Aphasia in which the words produced neologistic that is nonsense words created by the patient
    Jargon Aphasia
  236. Mental act of comparing or evaluating choices within the framework of a given set of values for the purpose or electing a course of action
    Judgement
  237. Pathological Compulsion to steal
    Kleptomania
  238. Inappropriate attitude of calm or lack of concern about one's disability
    La belle indifference
  239. Affective expression charaterized by rapid and abrupt changes unrelated to external stimuli
    Labile effect
  240. Oscillations in mood between euphoria and depression or anxiety
    Labile mood
  241. Condition characterized by a reduction in quantitiy of spontaneous speech
    Laconic speech
  242. Momentary forgetting of a name or proper noun
    Lethologica
  243. Visual sensation that persons or objects are reduced in size
    lilliputian hallucination
  244. Partial loss of memory; amnesia restricted to specific or isolated experiences
    localized amnesia
  245. Copious, pressured, coheren speech;
    Logorrhea
  246. Reproduction, recognition or recall of experiences or information that was experienced in the distant past
    Long-term memory
  247. Characteristic schizophrenic thinking or speech disturbance involving a disorder in the logical progression of thoughts
    Loosening of associations
  248. False perception that objects are larger than they are
    macropsia
  249. A form of dereistic thought: thinking similar to that of the preoperational phase in children
    Magical thinking
  250. Feigning disease to achieve a specific goal
    malingering
  251. Mood state characterized by elation, agitation, hyperactivity, hypersexuality, and accelerated thinking and speaking
    Mania
  252. Maneuvering by patients to get their own way characteristic of antisocial personalitites
    manipulation
  253. Ingrained, habitual involuntary movement
    Mannerism
  254. Severe depressive state
    Melancholia
  255. Process whereby what is experienced or learned is established as a record in the CNS
    memory
  256. Psychiatric illness or disease whose manifestations are primarily characterized by hebavioral or psychological impairment of function,
    mental disorder
  257. Subaverage general intellectual functioning that originates in the developmental period and is associated with impaired maturation and learning
    mental retardation
  258. Speech disturbance common in schizophrenia in which the affected person uses a word or phrase that is related to the proper one but is not the one ordinarily used
    metonymy
  259. Condition in which the head is unusually small as a result of defective brain development
    Microcephaly
  260. False perception that objects are smaller than they really are
    micropsia
  261. Waking up after falling asleep without difficulty and then having difficulty in falling asleep again
    middle insomnia
  262. Simple, imitative motion activity of childhood
    mimicry
  263. Mental state characterized by preoccupation with one subject
    monomania
  264. Pervasive and sustained feeling tone that is experienced internally and that , in the extreme can markedly influence virtually all aspects of a persons behavior and perception of the world
    Mood
  265. Delusion with content that is mood appropriate
    Mood-congruent delusion
  266. Hallucination with content that is consistent with a depressed or manic mood
    mood-conguent hallucination
  267. Delusion based on incorrect reference about external reality, with content that has no association to mood or is mood inappropriate
    Mood-incongruent delusion
  268. Hallucination not associated with real external stimuli
    Mood-incongruent hallucination
  269. Oscillation of a person's emotional feeling tone between periods of elation and periods of depression
    Mood swings
  270. Aphasia in which understanding is intact, but the ability to speak is lost
    Motor aphasia
  271. Syndrome following loss of a loved one, consisting of preoccupation with the lost individual, weeping, sadness and repeated reliving of memories
    mourning
  272. State in which the muscles remain immovable
    Muscle rigidity
  273. Organic or functional absence of the faculty of speech
    Mutism
  274. Dilation of the pupil
    mydriasis
  275. In psychoanalytic theory, divided into primary and secondary types:primary narcissism, the early infantile phase of object relatioship development, when the child has not differentiated the self from the outside world
    Narcissism
  276. The persistent, intense, pathological fear of receiving an injection
    needle phobia
  277. In schizophrenia: flat affect, alogia,abulia and apathy
    negative signs
  278. Verbal or nonverbal opposition or resistance to outside suggestions and advice
    negativism
  279. New word or phrase whose derivation cannot be understood
    neologism
  280. Auditory amnesia:loss of ability to comprehend sounds of speech
    Neurological amnesia
  281. Delusion of the nonexistence of the self or part of the self
    nihilism
  282. depressive delusion that the world and everything related to it have ceased to exist
    nihilistic delusion
  283. revelation in which immense illumination occurs in association with a sense that one has been chosen to lead and command
    noeisis
  284. aphasia characterized by difficulty in giving the correct name of an object
    nominal aphasia
  285. abnormal, excessive, insatiable desire in a woman for sexual intercourse
    nymphomania
  286. persistent and recurrent idea, thought or impulse that cannot be eliminated from consciousness by logic or reasoning
    obsession
  287. hallucination primarily involving smell or odors
    olfactory hallucination
  288. state of awareness of oneself and ones surroundings in terms of time, place and person
    orientation
  289. abnormality in motor behavior that can manifest itself as psychomotor agitation, hyperactivity, tics , sleepwalking or compulsions
    overactivity
  290. false or unreasonable belief or idea that is sustained beyond the bounds of reason
    overvalued idea
  291. acute, intense attacke of anxiety associated with personality disorganization
    panic
  292. overwhelming fear of everything
    panphobia
  293. gesticulation;psychodrama without the use of words
    pantomime
  294. disturbance of memory in which reality and fantasy are confused. it is observed in dreams and in certain types of schizophrenia and organic mental disorders
    paramnesia
  295. rare psychiatric syndrome marked by the gradual development of a highly elaborate and complex delusional system
    paranoia
  296. includes persecutory delusions and delusions of reference, control and grandeur
    paranoid delusions
  297. Thinking dominated by suspicious, persecutory, or grandiose content of less than delusional proportions
    paranoid ideation
  298. abnormal speech in which one word is substituted for another, the irrelevant word generally resembling the required one in morphology, meaning or phonetic composition
    paraphasia
  299. faulty act, such as a slip of the tongue or the misplacement of an article
    parapraxis
  300. weakness or partial paralysis of organic origin
    paresis
  301. abnormal spontaneous tactile sensation, such as a burning, tingling or pins and needles sensation
    paresthesia
  302. conscious awareness of elements in the environment by the mental processing of sensory stimuli
    perception
  303. Pathological repetition of the same response to different stimuli, as in a repetition of the same verbal response to different questions
    perseveration
  304. false sensation that an extremity that has been lost is in fact present
    phantom limb
  305. persisten, pathological unrealistic intense fear of an object or situation
    phobia
  306. craving and easting of nonfood substances such as paint and clay
    pica
  307. pathological overeating
    polyphagia
  308. in schizophrenia:hallucinations, delusion and thought disorder
    positive signs
  309. strange, fixed, and bizzare bodily positions held by a patient for an extended time
    posturing
  310. speech that is adequate in amount, but conveys little information because of vagueness, emptiness or sterotyped phrases
    poverty of speech content
  311. Restriction in the amount of speech used
    poverty of speech
  312. centering of thought content on a particular idea, associated with a strong affective tone, such as a paranoid trend or a suicidal or homicidal preoccupation
    preoccupation of thought
  313. Increase in the amount of spontaneous speech, rapid, loud, accelerated speech
    pressured speech
  314. In psychoanalysis, the mental activity directly related to the functions of the id and characteristic of unconscious mental process, marked by primitive, prelogical thinking
    primary process thinking
  315. unconscious defense mechanism in which persons attribute to another those generally unconscious ideas, thoughts, feeling and impulses that are in themselves undesirable or unacceptable as a form of protection from anxiety arising from an inner conflict
    projection
  316. inability to recognize familiar faces that is not caused by impaired visual acuity or level of consciousness
    prosopagnosia
  317. rare condition in which a non pregnant patient has the signs and symptoms of pregnancy, such as abdominal distention, breast enlargement, pigmentation, cessation of menses and morning sickness
    pseudocyesis
  318. dementia like disorder that can be reversed by appropriate treatment and is not caused by organic brain disease
    pseudodementia
  319. disorder characterized by uncontrollable lying in which the patients elaborate extensive fantasies that they freely communicate and act on
    pseudologia phantastica
  320. physical and mental overactivity that is usually nonproductive and is associated with a feeling of inner turmoil as seen in agitated depression
    psychomotor agitation
  321. mental disorder in which the thoughts, affective response, ability to recognize reality and ability to communicate and relate to others are sufficiently impaired to interfere grossly with the capacity to deal with reality
    psychosis
  322. person experiencing psychosis
    psychotic
  323. an unconscious defense mechanism in which irrational or unacceptable behavior, motives or feelings are logically justified or made consciously tolerable by plausible means
    rationalization
  324. unconscious defense mechanism in which a person develops a socialized attitude or interest that is the direct antithesis of some infantile wish or impulse that is harbored
    reaction formation
  325. fundamental ego function that consists of tentative actions that test and objectively evaluate the nature and limits of the environment
    reality testing
  326. process of bringing stored memories into consciousness
    recall
  327. recall of events over the past few days
    recent memory
  328. recall of events over the past few months
    recent past memory
  329. organic loss of ability to comprehend the meaning of words
    receptive aphasia
  330. Difficulty in comprehending oral language. impairment involves comprehension and production of language
    receptive dysphasia
  331. Unconscious defense mechanism in which a person undergoes a partial or total return to earlier patterns of adaptation
    regression
  332. recall of events from distant past
    remote memory
  333. freud's term for an unconscious defense mechanism in which unacceptable mental contents are banished or kept out of consciousness
    repression
  334. reduction in intesity of feeling tone, which is less severe than in blunted affect but clearly reduced
    restricted affect
  335. retrograde amnesia
    loss of memory for events preceding the onset of amnesia
  336. memory becomes unintentionally distorted by being filtered through a persons present emotional, cognitive and experiential state
    retrospective falsification
  337. in psychiatry, a persons resistance to change, a personality trait
    rigidity
  338. formalized activity practiced by a person to reduce anxiety as in ocd
    ritual
  339. constant preoccupation with thinking about a single idea or theme as in OCD
    rumination
  340. morbid, insatiable sexual need or desire in a man
    satyriasis
  341. in psychiatry a figurative blind spot in a persons psychological awareness
    scotome
  342. in psychoanalysis, the form of thinking that is logical, organized , reality oriented and influenced by the demands of the environment
    secondary process thinking
  343. an attack or sudden onset of certain symptoms such as convulsions, loss of consciousness and psychic or sensory disturbances
    seizure
  344. hypothetical sensory center in the brain that is involved with clarity of awareness about onself and one's surroundings, including the ability to perceive and to process ongoing events in light of past experiences, future options and current circumstances
    sensorium
  345. organic loss of ability to comprehend the meaning of words, fluid and spontaneous, but incoherent nonsensical speech
    sensory aphasia
  346. neurological sign operationally defined as failure to report one of two simultaneously presented sensory stimuli, despite that either stimulus alone is correctly
    sensory extinction
  347. failure to live up to self expectations often associated with fantasy of how person will be seen by others
    shame
  348. reproduction, recognition or recall or perceived material within minutes
    short term memory
  349. Simultanagnosia
    impairment in the perception or integration of visual stimuli appearing simultaneously
  350. Delusion pertaining to the functioning of one's body
    somatic delusion
  351. hallucination involving the perception of a physical experience localized within the body
    somatic hallucination
  352. inability to recognize a part of one's body as one's own
    somatopagnosia
  353. pathological sleepiness or drowsiness from which one can be aroused to a normal state of consciousness
    somnolence
  354. inability to recongnize spatial relations
    spatial agnosia
  355. expression of a revelatory message through unintelligible words
    speaking in tongues
  356. continuous mechanical repetition of speech or physical activities
    stereotypy
  357. state of decreased reactivity to stimuli and less than full awareness of ones surroundings
    stupor
  358. frequent repetition or prolongation of a sound or syllable, leading to markedly impaired speech fluency
    stuttering
  359. unconscious defense mechanism in which the energy associated with unacceptable impulses or drives is diverted into personally and socially acceptable channels
    sublimation
  360. unconscious defense mechanism in which a person replaces an unacceptable wish, drive, emotion or goal with one that is more acceptable
    substitution
  361. state of uncritical compliance with influence or of uncritical acceptance of an idea, belief, or attitude
    suggestibility
  362. thoughts or act of taking one's own life
    suicidal ideation
  363. conscious act of controlling and inhibiting an unacceptable impulse, emotion or idea
    suppression
  364. unconscious defense mechanism in which one idea or object comes to stand for another because of some common aspect or quality in both
    symbolization
  365. condition in which the stimulation of one sensory modality is perceived as sensation in a different modality as when a sound produces a sensation of color
    synesthesia
  366. aphasia characterized by difficulty in understanding spoken speech,
    syntactical aphasia
  367. group of elaborate delusions related to a single event or theme
    systematized delusion
  368. hallucination primarily involving the sense of touch
    tactile hallucination
  369. oblique, digressive or even irrelevant manner of speech in which the central idea is not communicated
    tangentiality
  370. physiological or psychic arousal, uneasiness or pressure toward action
    tension
  371. early morning awakening or waking up at least 2 hours before planning to wake up
    terminal insomnia
  372. feeling that one's thought are being broadcast or projected into the environment
    thought broadcasting
  373. any disturbance of thinking that affects language, communication, or thought content
    thought disorder
  374. delusion that thoughts are being implanted in ones mind by other people or forces
    thought insertion
  375. the period of time between a thought and its verbal expression
    thought latency
  376. delusion that ones thoughts are being removed from ones mind by other people or forces
    thought withdrawal
  377. predominantely psychogenic disorders characterized by involuntary, spasmodic, stereotyped movement of small group of muscles
    tic disorders
  378. noises in one or both ears, such as ringing buzzing, or clicking
    tinnitus
  379. convulsion in which the muscle contraction is sustained
    tonic convulsion
  380. perceptual abnormality associated with hallucinogenic drugs in which moving objects are seen as a series of discrete and discontinuous images
    trailing phenomenon
  381. sleep like state of reduced consciousness and activity
    trance
  382. rhythmical alteration in movement, which is usually faster than one beat a second
    tremor
  383. understanding of the objective reality of a situation coupled with the motivational and emotional impetus to master the situation or change behavior
    true insight
  384. twilight state
    disturbance consciousness with hallucinations
  385. sign present in autistic children who continually rotate in the direction in the direction in which their head is turned
    twirling
  386. one of the three divisions of freud's topographic theory of the mind( the others being the conscious and the preconscious) in which the psychic material is not readily accessible to conscious awareness by ordinary means
    unconscious
  387. unconscious primitive defense mechanism, repetitive in nature, by which a person symbolically acts out in reverse something unacceptable that has already been done or against which the ego must defend itself
    undoing
  388. feeling of mystic unity with an infinite power
    unio mystica
  389. in depression, denoting characteristic symptoms such as sleep disturbance(especially early morning awakening), decreased appetite, constipation, weight loss, and loss of sexual response
    vegetative signs
  390. meaningless and stereotyped repetition of words or phrases as seen in schizophrenia
    verbigeration
  391. sensation that one or the world around one is spinning or revolving
    vertigo
  392. inability to recognize objects or persons
    visual agnosia
  393. hallucination primarily involving the sense of sight
    visual hallucination
  394. condition in which a person maintains the body position into which they are placed
    waxy flexibilty
  395. use of conventional words in an unconventional or inappropriate way
    word approximation
  396. incoherent, essentially incomprehensible , misture or words and phrases commonly seen in far advanced cases of schizphrenia
    word salad
  397. xenophobia
    abnormal fear of strangers
  398. abnormal fear of animals
    zoophobia

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