Mental Health
Emotions
Stress
Mental Disorders
Vocabulary
100

A complex set of characteristics that makes you unique

What is personality?

100

Signals that tell your mind and body how to react; feelings

What are emotions?

100

Anything that causes stress

What is a stressor?

100

An illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of a person

What is a mental disorder?

100

Strong irrational fear of something specific

What is a phobia?

200

Your sense of yourself as a unique individual

What is personal identity?

200

Mental processes that protect an individual from strong or stressful emotions

What are defense mechanisms?


200

The condition of feeling uneasy or worried about something that may happen

What is anxiety?

200

A condition in which real or imagined fears are difficult to control

What is an anxiety disorder?

200

Observing and learning from the behaviors of those around you

What is modeling?

300

Building blocks of development that help you grow up as healthy individuals

What are developmental assets?

300

Chemicals secreted by glands that regulate the activities of different cells

What is are hormones?

300

A state of calm that can be reached if relaxation techniques are practiced

What is relaxation response?

300

An illness that involves mood extremes that interfere with everyday living

What is a mood disorder?

300

Non-hostile comments that point out problems and encourage improvements

What is constructive criticism?

400

A persons overall emotional evaluation of his or her worth

    What is self-esteem?

400

Unconscious lack of recognition of something that is obvious to others

What is denial?

400

Skills that help an individual handle stress in a healthy, effective way

What are stress management skills?

400

A pattern of behavior in which the rights of other or basic social rules are violated

What is a conduct disorder?


400

Stress associated with long term problems that are beyond a person’s control

What is chronic stress?

500

Striving to become the best you can be

What is self-actualization?

500

Making excuses to explain a situation or behavior, rather than taking responsibility for it

What is rationalization?

500

A physical reaction that results from stress rather than an injury or illness

What is a psychosomatic response?

500

A mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality

What is schizophrenia?

500

Tired feeling that takes over and lowers ability to adapt to a situation

What is fatigue?

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