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Psych/o

Mind

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-Iatrist

Physician

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-iatry

Medical treatment

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Anxiety

Feeling of dread in the absence of a clearly identifiable stress trigger

Anxi/o=fear, worry

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Phobias

Irrational fear

Phob/o=irrational fear
-ia=state, condition

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Performing repetitive rituals to reduce anxiety

Obsess/o=besieged by thoughts
Compuls/o=drive! compel

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Dementia

Progressive confusion and disorientation

De=without
Ment/o=mind
-ia= state, condition

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Alzheimer's

Degenerative brain disorder with gradual loss of cognitive abilities

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Amnesia

Loss of memory

Amnes/o=forgetfulness
-ia=state, condition

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Anorexia

Refusal to eat

An=without
-orexia=appetite

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Kleptomania

Stealing

Klept/o=to steal
-mania=frenzy

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Pyromania

Setting fires

Pry/o=fire
-mania=frenzy

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Schizophrenia

Mental disorders characterized by distortions of reality

Shiz/o=split
Phren/o=mind
-ia=state, condition

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Insomnia

Inability to sleep

In=not
Somn/o=sleep
-ia=state, condition

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Hypochondria

A preoccupation with health concerns. Named for the location of the liver and spleen, below the rib cartilage.

Hypo=below
Chondr/o=cartilage
-ia=state, condition

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Psychopharmacology

Study of the effects of drugs on the mind and particularly the use of drugs in treating mental disorders.

Psych/o=mind
Pharmac/o=drug
-logy=study of

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Antipsychotic drugs

Major tranquilizers include chlorpromazine
Have treated patients with psychoses and schizophrenia by reducing patient agitation and panic and shortening episodes
-side effects are involuntary muscle movements

Anti=against
Psych/o=mind
-tic=pertaining to

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Psychoanalysis

Method of obtaining a detailed account of the past and present emotional and mental experiences from the patient to determine the source of the problem and eliminate the effects

Psych/o=mind

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AD

Alzheimer's disease

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ADD

Attention-deficit disorder

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ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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BPD

Bipolar disorder

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CA

Chronological age

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DSM

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

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ECT

Electroconvulsive therapy

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MA

Mental age

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MAO

Monoamine oxidase

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MMPI

Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory

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OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder

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SAD

Seasonal affective disorder