Flashcards - Psychiatric & Pharmacological Elements of Emotional Impairments

Flashcards - Psychiatric & Pharmacological Elements of Emotional Impairments
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Phobias
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation
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panic attack
Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something really bad is going to happen
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panic attack
Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something really bad is going to happen
Phobias
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation
factitious disorder
A factitious disorder is a condition in which a person acts as if they have an illness by deliberately producing, feigning, or exaggerating symptoms
impulse-control disorder
Impulse control disorder is a class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity - failure to resist a temptation, urge or impulse that may harm oneself or others
sedative
A sedative or tranquilliser is a substance that induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement

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