• Behavioural Disorders Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Anxiety Disorder- A type of mental disorder marked by intense fear of present and anxiety or worries of future.
  • Bipolar Disorder- A state of mind where there are alternate stages of euphoria and depression. A psychiatric disorder.
  • Depression- A very common mental disorder where there is chronic gloomy and sad feeling
  • Learning Disorder- A disorder where learning abilities like grasping, organization, memorization, retention, understanding of information are affected.
  • Psychotic Disorders- There are certain abnormal thinking and perceptions in this psychiatric disease. It is characterized with delusion and hallucinations.
  • ADHD- A psychological disorder where attention span is affected and there is marked hyperactivity. Affected person finds it difficult to be still for much time, focus on things and be attentive.
  • Substance Abuse Disorder- A disorder leading to impairment or distress caused by abuse of substances like alcohol, drugs.
  • Behavioural- Involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour
  • Therapy- Treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder
  • Psychological- Of affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person
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