Behavioral Terms


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abreaction
 
painful repressed material brought back
abulia
 
indifference about consequence of action
acataphasia
 
disordered speech
acathexis
 
lack of feeling/detaching
acenesthesia
 
loss of sensation of physical existence
acrophobia
 
fear of high places
aculalia
 
nonsense speech
adiadochokinesia
 
inability to perform rapidly alternating movements
adynamia
 
weakness and fatigability
ageusia
 
lack sense of taste
agnosia
 
can't understand importance of stimuli
ailurophobia
 
dread of cats
akathisia
 
need to be in constant movement
alexia
 
can't read anymore
alexithymia
 
can't describe one's emotions or mood
algophobia
 
dread of pain
alogia
 
can't speak due to mental deficiency
amnesiac aphasia
 
can't name previously known objects
anaclitic
 
depending on others
anancasm
 
repetitive/stereotyped behavior
anosognosia
 
can't see own physical defect
aphonia
 
loss of voice
astasia abasia
 
can't stand or walk normally
aura
 
warning sensations
blocking
 
can't finish thought or idea
bradylalia
 
slow speech
bruxism
 
grinding/gnashing teeth
carebaria
 
pressure feeling in head
catalepsy
 
maintain body position where placed
cataplexy
 
sudden loss of muscle tone
catatonic stupor
 
stupor but well aware of surroundings
cathexis
 
use psychic energy in idea or concept
causalgia
 
burning pain
cenesthesia
 
change in feeling tone in part of body
circumstantiality
 
digress into unnecessary details
cluttering
 
disturbance of fluency/rapid rate
complex
 
feeling-toned idea
conation
 
mental life concerned with craving, striving- expressed in behavior
condensation
 
symbol stands for a number of components
confabulation
 
filling of gaps no basis in fact
constricted affect
 
reduced intensity of feeling tone
conversion phenomena
 
symbolic physical symptoms involve voluntary muscles
coprolalia
 
involuntary use of cuss words
coprophagia
 
eat feces
cryptographia
 
private written language
cycloplegia
 
paralyzed eye muscles for accomodation
deja entendu
 
I've heard that before
deja pense
 
I've had that thought before
delirium tremens
 
acute rxn withdrawal from alcohol
delusion of reference
 
people are talking about me
depersonalization
 
self feels unreal, happens in stress
derealization
 
my surroundings have changed/aren;'t real
dereism
 
doesn't face the facts
devaluation
 
I or others have bad qualities
dipsomania
 
compulsion to drink alcohol
dreamy state
 
altered state, usually temporal lobe lesion
dysarthria
 
can't articulate
dysgeusia
 
impaired taste
dyslalia
 
can't articulate b/c of structural prob.
dysmetria
 
can't gauge distance relative to movement
dyspareunia
 
pain during sexual intercourse
dysphasia
 
can't comprehend oral language
dysphonia
 
pain while speaking
dysprosody
 
no speech melody
dystonia
 
sustained postural deviations
echolalia
 
repeating words
ego-alien
 
pointing out bad in personality inconsistent with rest of personality
ego-syntonic
 
pointing out traits that are consistent w/personality
eidetic image
 
vivid mental image of objects seen
encopresis
 
involuntary pooing
enuresis
 
urine during sleep
erotomania
 
someone is in love with me
erythrophobia
 
afraid to blush
euthymia
 
normal mood
expansive mood
 
express feelings w/out restraint
expressive aphasia
 
can understand, but cannot speak- halted
externalization
 
projection
fausse reconnaissance
 
false recognition
floccillation
 
aimless plucking or picking
folie a deux
 
mental illness shared by two persons
formal thought disorder
 
loose associations illogical contructs
formication
 
insects are crawling all over me
free-floating anxiety
 
anxiety not attached to any one reason
fugue
 
amnesia by fleeing immediate life situation
global aphasia
 
combo fluent and non-fluent aphasia
glossolalia
 
unintelligible jargon
haptic hallucination
 
hallucination of touch
hebephrenia
 
wild or silly behavior mannerisms
holophrastic
 
one word used to describe combo of ideas
hyperalgesia
 
excessive sensitivity to pain
hyperesthesia
 
sensitive to tactile stimulation
hyperpragia
 
excessive thinking
hypesthesia
 
lessened sensitivity to touch
hypnopompic hallucination
 
hallucination while waking up
hypomania
 
less intense mania
idea of reference
 
misinterpreting events- think it has to do with them
incorporation
 
representation of someone assimilated in self by process of oral ingestion
ineffability
 
my experience is inexpressible and indescribable
intellectual insight
 
I know but i don't know how to use
jamais vu
 
false feeling of familiarity with real situation
jargon aphasia
 
nonsense words
la belle indifference
 
lack of concern about one's disability
laconic speech
 
reduced quantity of spontaneous speech
lethologica
 
forget name or proper noun
lilliputian hallucination
 
there are little people around me
logorrhea
 
excessive talking
loosening of associations
 
disorder in progression of thoughts
macropsia
 
things around me look larger than normal
metonymy
 
misuse of word that is related but not the right one
micropsia
 
objects are smaller than they really are
monomania
 
preoccupied with one subject
mood congruent delusion
 
delusion/mood appropriate
mood-congruent hallucination
 
depressed patient hears voices that they are bad persons
mood-incongruent delusion
 
incorrect reference about external reality
mood-incongruent halluciation
 
hallucination not assoicated with real stimuli
motor aphasia
 
understanding there, but can't speak
mydriasis
 
dialtion of pupil
negative signs
 
flat affect, alogia, abulia, and apathy
neologism
 
new word or phrase whose derivation cannot be understood
nihilism
 
nonexistence of the self or part/ total rejection of all: skepticism
nihilistic delusions
 
the world and everything in it have never existed
noeisis
 
chosen to lead and command
panphobia
 
overwhelming fear of everything
paramnesia
 
disturbance of memory reality and fantasy confused
paranoid delusions
 
persecution delusions
paranoid ideation
 
suspicious persecutory, less severe as delusions
paraphasia
 
one word is substituted for another "clover" instead of "hand"
parapraxis
 
slip of tongue or misplace article
perseveration
 
pathological repetition of the same response to different stimuli
pressured speech
 
increased amt. of spontaneous speech- rapid loud accelerated
primary thinking process
 
seek immediate discharge and gratification of instinctual demands
prosopagnosia
 
can't recognize familiar faces
pseudocyesis
 
nonpregnant patient has signs and symptoms of pregnancy
pseudologia phantastica
 
uncontrollable lying then acting on fantasies
reaction formation
 
develop a socialized attitude that is direct antithisis of some infantile wish or impulse
receptive aphasia
 
can't comprehend words, incoherent and nonsense speech
receptive dysphagia
 
difficulty in comprehending oral language
restricted affect
 
redution in intensity of feeling tone
retropsective falsification
 
memory becomes unintentionally distorted
rumination
 
preoccupation with thinking of a single idea or theme
satyriasis
 
insatiable sexual need in a man
scotoma
 
figurative blind spot in person's awareness
secondary process thinking
 
thinking that is organized reality oriented and influenced by the demands of the environment
sensorium
 
clarity of awareness about oneself and one's surroundings
sensory aphasia
 
lose ability to comprehend words
sensory extinction
 
fail to report one or two simultaneously presented stimuli
simultagnosia
 
Impairment in the perception or integration of visual stimuli appearing simultaneously
somatopagnosia
 
inability to recognize a part of one's body as one's own
somnolence
 
pathologival sleepiness or drowsiness
stereotypy
 
mechanical repetition of speech or physical activities
sublimation
 
energy associated with unacceptable impulses is diverted into acceptable channels
substitution
 
person replaces unacceptable wish with one that is more acceptable
suggestibility
 
state of uncritical compliance with influence or uncritical acceptance of idea or beleif
synesthesia
 
stimulation of one sense is perceived as another
syntactical aphasia
 
difficulty in understanding spoken speech- gross disorder of thought and expression
systematized delusion
 
group of elaborate delusions for a single theme
tangentiality
 
oblique digressive or irrelevent manner of speech, central idea is not communicated
thought broadcasting
 
feeling that one's thoughts are being broadcast or projected into environment
thought insertion
 
delusion that thoughts are being implanted in one's mind by other people or forces
thought latency
 
period of time between thought and verbal expression
thought withdrawal
 
delusion that one's thoughts are being removed from one's mind by other people or forces
trailing phenomenon
 
moving onjects are seen as a series of discrete and discontinuous images
true insight
 
understanding of reality of situation coupled with motivational and emotional impetus to master/change behavior
twilight state
 
disturbed consciousness with hallucinations
undoing
 
person symbolically acts out in reverse something unacceptable that has happened. OCD
unio mystica
 
feeling of mystic unity with an infinite power
verbigeration
 
meaningless and stereotyped repetion of words or phrases, as seen in schizophrenia
waxy flexibility
 
person maintains the body position in which they are placed
word approximation
 
use of conventional words in an unconventional or inappropriate way
word salad
 
inchoherent, essentially incomprehensible mixture of words and phrases- advanced schizophrenia
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