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Mental Health

  1. 3. An eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a minimally accepted body weight, intense fear of weight gain, and distorted body image
  2. 4. (abb.)A neurobiological condition characterized by developmentally inappropriate level of attention, concentration, activity, distractability, and impulsivity.
  3. 6. This disorder prevents children and adolescents from interacting normally with other people and affects almost every aspect of their social and psychological development.
  4. 8. A professional who completed both medical school and training in psychiatry and is a specialist in diagnosing and treating mental illness.
  5. 9. The name given to an unfounded fear of a particular object or situation-such as being afraid of dogs, yet loving to ride horses, or avoiding highway driving, yet being able to drive on city and country roads.
  6. 13. It is a brain disorder that makes it difficult for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses to others, and to behave normally in social situations.
  7. 14. A feeling of tension that can be both emotional and physical.
  8. 15. (abb.)The individual who suffers from this becomes trapped in a pattern of repetitive thoughts and behaviors that are senseless and distressing but extremely difficult to overcome.
  1. 1. A self-injurious behaviour that involves using a sharp or burning object on the skin.
  2. 2. May include hearing nonexistent voices, seeing nonexistent things, and experiencing burning or pain sensations with no physical cause.
  3. 5. A name for bizarre thoughts that have no basis in reality
  4. 7. A successful or unsuccessful attempt to take one's own life.
  5. 8. is a professional with at least a master's degree in psychology who specializes in therapy.
  6. 9. affects people of all ages if they have experienced, witnessed, or participated in a traumatic occurrence-especially if the event was life threatening. Symptoms can include persistent anxiety, exaggerated startle reactions, difficulty concentrating, nightmares, and insomnia.
  7. 10. A person who lives on the street or in a shelter.
  8. 11. A term that people commonly use to refer to states involving sadness, dejection, lack of self-esteem, and lack of energy.
  9. 12. People with this may have pathological mood swings from mania to depression