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PY606 Abnormal Psychology Definitions-- Week 13 (4/03/06)


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This term has historically received a number of different definitions, none of which has achieved universal acceptance. The narrowest definition of (WORD) is restricted to delusions or prominent hallucinations, with the hallucinations occurring in the ab
The phase of an illness that occurs after remission of the florid symptoms or the full syndrome.
residual phase
A person's bilogical status as male, female, or uncertain. Depending on the circumstances, this determination may be based on the appearance of the external genitalia or on karyotyping.
An objective manifestatin of a pathological condition. Signs are observed by the examiner rather than reported by the affected individual.
Repetitive, seemingly driven, and nonfunctional motor behavior (e.g., hand shaking or waving, body rocking, head banging, mouthing of objects, self-biting, picking at skin or body orifices, hitting one's own body.)
stereotyped movements
Any life event or life change that may be associated temporally (and perhaps causally) with the onset, occurrence, or exacerbation of a mental disorder.
stressor (psychosocial)
A state of unresponsiveness with immobility and mutism.
A subjective manifestation of a pathological condition. Symptoms are reported by the affected individual rather than observed by the examiner.
A grouping of signs and symptoms, based on their frequent co-occurrence, that may suggest a common underlying pathogenesis, course, familial pattern, or treatment selection.
A condition in which a sensory experience associated with one modality occurs when another modality is stimulated, for example, a sound produces the sensation of a particular color.
An involuntary, sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic, sterotyped motor movement or vocalization.
Severe gender dysphoria, coupled with a persistent desire for the physcial characteristics and social roles that connote the opposite bilogical sex.
A sudden, difficult-to-resist urge or drive to perform an act that often results in a sense of relief or release of tension.

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