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Affect

a person's visible emotional state

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Behavior

a person's observable actions

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Catatonic

a motor disorder with extreme muscle rigidity or flaccidity due to a psychological cause

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Delirium tremens

syndrome that occurs due to the withdrawal of alcohol in a physically dependent individual

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Delusions

false beliefs maintained despite evidence to the contrary, like being followed or having super powers

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

guidelines published by American Psychological Association to provide criteria for the diagnosis of mental illnesses

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Hallucinations

perceptions of sensation in the absence of actual stimuli

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Illusions

misinterpretations of stimuli

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Paranoid

falsely believing that there is a threat to oneself, such as being spied on

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Phobias

intense, unrealistic fears of a specific object of situation.

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Psychotic

mental state in which reality is distorted, referred to as having lost touch with reality