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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...
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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