Adult Mental Health

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Affect

Outwardly bodily expressions of emotions, ranging from joy, sorrow, and anger

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Agnosia

The inability to recognize familiar environment stimuli, such as sounds or objects seen or felt

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Thought blocking

Abrupt interruption in the flow of thoughts or ideas due to a disturbance in speed of associations

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Loose associations

Pattern of speech in which the connections between ideas are so vague that to the listener they do not seem to follow any logical connection

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Flight of ideas

Rapid stream of talk describing multiple topics unrelated to each other

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Hallucinations

Sensory perception that does not result from real, external stimulus, most often auditory or visual

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Delusion

False beliefs that are fixed and resistant to reasoning

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Illusion

Misinterpretation of an external sensory usually visual or auditory

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Derealization

The feeling that the world around is not real or is distorted

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Depersonalization

An alteration of the experience of the perception of the self so that the feeling of one's reality is temporarily lost

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Circumstantiality

Pattern of speech in which irrelevant details are included with relevant details in describing an event, but follows through on one topic

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Tangentiality

The inability to get to the point of the story, by introducing many unrelated topics until the original topic of discussion is lost

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Word Salad

A group of words that are put together in a random fashion without any logical connection

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Neologism

Word invented by a person with a meaning with a meaning specific to that person

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Pressured speech

Loud and emphatic speech that is accelerated and difficult or impossible to interrupt

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Ideas of reference

Believing that statements or behaviors of others are related to oneself even when no realistic connection exists

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Echolalia

Automatic but meaningless repetition of another person's words

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Perservation

Persistent repetition of the same word or idea in response to different questions

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Labile

Affect rapidly changes from one mood to another

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Compulsion

An irresistible urge to perform an act that might be contrary to one's usual standards due to extreme anxiety if the act is not completed

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Anhedonia

Lack of interest or pleasure in activities that are normally pleasurable