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What is the Thought Process

How the client thinks

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What is the Though Content

What the client actually thinks

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Circumstantial Thinking

A client answers a question but only after giving unnecessary detail.

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Delusion

A fixed false belief not based in reality

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Flight of ideas

fast speech composed of fragmented or unrelated ideas

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Loos of associations

disorganized thinking that humps from idea to another

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Tangential Thinking

wandering off topic and never providing the info requested.

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Thought blocking

stopping in the middle of the sentence, sometimes unable to continue the idea

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Thought Broadcasting

a delusional belief that others can hear or know what the client is thinking

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Neologism

Invented words that have meaning only to the client

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Define Mood

The temporary state of mind or feeling

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Define Affect

An outward expression of the client's emotional state.

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Blunted affect

Showing little or a slow to respond facial expression

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Broad affect

expressing a full range of emotional expressions

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Flat affect

Showing no facial expression 

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Inappropriate affect

Expressing a facial epression that is incogruent with mood or situation. 

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Restricted affect

Dislplaying one type of expression usually serious or somber

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Labile

Rapid mood changes (from depressed to crying to euphoria with no apparent stimuli)

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Automatisms

Repeated purposeless behaviors often indicative of anxiety. (drumming finger, tapping foot, twisting hair)

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Psychomotor retardation

Overall slowed movements

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Waxy flexiblilty 

Maintenance of posture or position over time even twhen its is award or uncomfortable.

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Ambivalance 

the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

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Catatonia 

abnormality of movement and behavior arising from a disturbed mental state

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Psychosis 

a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.

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Thought insertion 

Delusional belief that others are putting ideas or thoughts into the client's head

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Thought withdrawal

A delusional belief that others are taking the client's thoughts away and the client is powerless to stop it.

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Assessment of suicidal risk includes?

Ideation, intent to die, plan, means, hx of previous attempts, reason

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Insight

Insight is defined as self-understanding about the origin, nature, and mechanisms of one's attitudes and behavior

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Hallucination

 In a hallucination, the patient sees, smells, hears, tastes, or feels something for which there are no external stimuli.