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agitated delirium

a mental and physiological state of arousal that is usually characterized by extreme strength and endurance, tolerance to pain, hostility, and hyperactive behavior; may result in sudden cardiac death; also called excited delirium.

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anxiety

a state of painful uneasiness often characterized by agitation and restlessness.

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behavior

the way a person acts or performs.

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behavioral emergency

a situation in which a person exhibits abnormal behavior.

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bipolar disorder

a psychiatric condition characterized by the alteration of moods either rapidly or slowly from periods of mania or hypomania.

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depression

one of the most common psychiatric conditions, one characterized by del feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and discouragement that often do not seem connected to the actual circumstances of the patients life.

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dystonia

a movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of muscles resulting in twisting and repetitive movements that are sometimes painful.

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humane restraints

padded soft leather or cloth straps used to tie a patient down to keep him from hurting himself or others.

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paranoia

a highly exaggerated or unwarranted mistrust or suspiciousness of other persons or things.

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phobia

an irrational fear that often surrounds or is triggered by specific things, places, or situations.

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psychosis

state of delusion in which a person is out of touch with reality that can manifest through delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech or behavior, and looseness of associations.

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reasonable force

the minimum amount of force required to keep a patient from injuring himself or others.

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schizophrenia

a chronic mental illness in which a patient experiences distortions of speech and thought, bizarre delusions and hallucinations, social withdrawal, catatonic behavior , and/or lack of emotional expressiveness, and does not return to premorbid level of functioning.

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suicide

a willful act designed to end ones own life.

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tardive dyskinesia (TD)

a movement disorder that causes involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, face, trunk, and extremities.