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affect

emotional feeling or mood

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flat affect

significantly dulled emotional tone or outward reaction

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apathy

lack of interest or display of emotion

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catatonia

state of unresponsiveness to the outside environment

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delusion

a persistent belief that has no basis in reality

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grandiose delusion

a false belief that he or she possesses great wealth, intelligence or power

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persecutory delusion

a false belief that someone is plotting against him or her with intent to harm

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dysphoria

a restless, dissatisfied mood

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euphoria

an exaggerated, unfounded feeling of well-being

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hallucination

a false perception of the senses for which there is no reality

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ideation

the formation of thoughts or ideas (e.g., suicidal ideation)

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mania

state of abnormal elation and increased activity

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neurosis

a psychologic condition in which anxiety is prominent

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psychosis

a mental condition characterized by the distortion of reality resulting in the inability to function within one's environment

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thought disorder

thought that lacks clear processing or logical direction

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