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panic disorder

sudden attacks of severe, overwhelming anxiety without an indentifiable cause

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phobia

intense, unreasonable fear of a specific thing or situation or even the thought of it

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acr/o-

extremity, highest point

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acrophobia

fear of heights

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agoraphobia

fear of crowds or public places

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agor/a-

open areas or space

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arachnophobia

fear of spiders

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arachn/o-

spider, spider web

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claustrophobia

fear of closed-in spaces

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claustr/o-

enclosed space

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mirophobia

fear of germs

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ophidiophobia

fear of snakes

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ophidi/o-

snake

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soci/o-

human beings; community

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thanatophobia

fear of death

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thanat/o-

death

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xenophobia

fear of strangers

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xen/o-

foreign

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post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

continuing, disabling reaction to an excessively traumatic situation or event

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Bipolar Disorder

chronic mood swings between mania and depression, extreme happiness and then swings of severe depression

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Psychosis

loss of touch with reality

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Delusional disorder

continued false beliefs concerning events of everyday life that are fixed and unchanged despite the efforts of others to persuade or evidence

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Schizophrenia

chronic loss of touch with reality in most or all aspects of life with bizarre behviorr

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Oppositional defiant disorder

persistent aggressive behavior defiance of and refusal to obey rules, disrespect for authority figures, with anger, stubbornness and touchiness

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Tourette's syndrome

frequent, spontaneous, invultary movement tics (throat clearing, eye blinking) and vocal tics (grunts, barks) and comments that are socially inappropriate vulgar or obsecene, or racial

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Exhibitionisn

obtaining power, control and sexual arousal by exposing the genital area in public areas to strangers

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Fetishism

obtaining sexual arousal from objects rather than a person

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Rape

obtaining power, control and sexual arousal from forces sexual intercourse with a noncensting adult

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Sadism

obtaining power, control, and sexual arousal by deliberately causing abuse, pain, humiliation, or bondage to another person

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Transsexualism

person's beliefs that he or she has been assigened to the wrong sexual identlty

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Transvestism

obtaining sexual arousal by wearing clothes belonging to the opposite sex or posing as someone of the opposite sex

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Voyeurism

practice in which an individual derives sexual pleasure from observing other people

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Munchausen syndrome

exhibiting factitious medical or psychiatric symptoms; patients are aware that they are lying, but are unaware that their motivation is the desire fo assistance, attention, pity, and being exucsed from the normal expectations of life

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Depersonalization

loss of connection between personal thoughts and sense of self and the environment

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Fufue state

abandonment of personal identity, along with the memories

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Rorschach test

inkblot test, using cards, patients is asked to describe what the inkblot shapes mean to them

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Hypnosis

sleeplike trance, patient is still able to remember who htey are and what is happening