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Disorders characterised by a change in moodA
Disorder characterised by repeated mood and activity disturbances (both mania/hypomania and depression present)B
A persistent instability of mood, involving numerous periods of mild depression and mild elationC
Short-lived, occasionally life-threatening, toxic-confusional state with accompanying somatic disturbances. Usually due to absolute/relative alcohol withdrawal in dependent usersD
Involuntary voiding of urine, by day and/or by night; abnormal in relation to the individual's mental age and which is not a consequence of a lack of bladder controlE
Reliance on some non-living object as a stimulus for sexual arousal and sexual gratificationF
Neurotransmitter whose activity is increased by benzodiazepinesG
Form of schizophrenia in which affective changes are prominent, delusions&hallucinations fleeting and fragmentary, behaviour irresponsible and unpredictable, and mannerisms commonH
A condition of unsatisfactory quantity and/or quality of sleep, which persists for a considerable period of timeI
A form of Wernicke aphasa characterised by speech in which syntax seems normal but content is meaninglessJ
Disorder characterised by repeated failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not acquired for personal use or monetary gain.K
A form of sexual energy in psychoanalytic theory in which mental processes, drives, and object-representations are investedL
Unwillingness, inability, or refusal to speak, arising from psychological causes such as depression or trauma, or organic causes such as congenital deafness or brain damageM
Nocturnal episodes of extreme terror and panic associated with intense vocalization, motility, and high levels of autonomic dischargeN
Disorder characterised by recurrent obsessional thoughts or compulsive actsO
Disorder characterised by multiple acts of, or attempts at, setting fire to property or other objects, without apparent motive, & by persistent preoccupation with related subjectsP
A method of assessing body weight used in diagnosing Anorexia NervosaQ
Maintenance of an inflexible posture against efforts to be moved, seen in catatoniaR
A state of altered consciousness in which phenomena of sleep and wakefulness are combinedS
A disorder characterized by noticeable hair loss due to a recurrent failure to resist impulses to pull out hairs.T
Important specimen analysis technique in diagnosing use of psychoactive substances in the context of psychosisU
Spasm of the muscles that surround the vagina, causing occlusion of the vaginal opening. Penile entry is either impossible or painfulV
Maintenance of limbs and body in externally imposed positionsW
Known side-effect of atypical anti-psychotic medications such as Olanzapine and ClozapineX
A group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines originating in ancient India, which may contribute to alleviating symptoms of PTSDY
A nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent used in the treatment of insomniaZ

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