Flashcards in Quiz 1 (Feb 6th) Deck (25):
new cases of disease or disability
existing cases of disease or disability
- this is where treatment & rehabiliton efforts are made after a person has gotten ill.
- transmit information to the brain (thru electricity ions)
space between two neurons
(a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.)
Exogenous depression -
a short branched extension of a nerve cell, along which impulses received from other cells at synapses are transmitted to the cell body.
the long threadlike part of a nerve cell along which impulses are conducted from the cell body to other cells.
A specialized cell or group of nerve endings that responds to sensory stimuli.
the spherical part of the neuron that contains the nucleus. The cell body connects to the dendrites, which bring information to the neuron, and the axon, which sends information to other neurons.
Mental disorder that occurs during the winter
Seasonal affective disorders
sudden rapid onset of disabling terror
Fear of speaking in public
Obsessive compulsive disorders
fear of crowded places
at an increase
Persons over the age 65 most likely to commit suicide
College student suicide
The #1 cause of suicide is untreated depression
a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.
What are some symptoms?
Hallucinations- perceptions of sight, sound
Delusions- belief in something contrary to fact
Inability to think in a logical manner
Responding with inappropriate emotions
What are some early markers? Schizophrenia
Impaired social skills
Impaired intellectual ability
Impaired capacity for organization
Schizophrenia (Causes) ?
Genetic, viral infection, traumatic experience
Medical concept of health:
(def)- Absence of disease. Focused on physical symptoms.
WHO’s definition of health-
a state of complete, physical, psychological, emotional, environmental, & spiritual well being