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Flashcards - Mental Health Concepts

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Desensitization
In psychology, desensitization is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure to it
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psychosis
Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a "loss of contact with reality"
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variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
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stimulant
Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both
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Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways
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Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways
stimulant
Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both
variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
psychosis
Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a "loss of contact with reality"
Desensitization
In psychology, desensitization is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure to it
insight therapy
Insight therapies or insight-oriented psychotherapy relies on conversation between the therapist and the client
Residential programs
A residential treatment center , sometimes called a rehab, is a live-in health care facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems
Social services
Social services are a range of public services provided by government, private, and non-profit organizations
diathesis-stress model
The diathesis-stress model is a psychological theory that attempts to explain behavior as a predispositional vulnerability together with stress from life experiences
clinical depression
Major depressive disorder , also known as simply depression, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two weeks of low mood that is present across most situations
resistance
The electrical resistance of an electrical conductor is a measure of the difficulty to pass an electric current through that conductor

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