BPK 140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Personality Disorder, Learned Helplessness

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Complex interaction of processes that are both psychological and social in nature and encompass our emotional, mental, social, and spiritual states. Mental health state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life. Describes our ability to (1) perceive reality as it is, (2) respond to challenges, (3) carry out adult responsibilities, (4) develop rational strategies for living, (5) adapt to change and cope with adversity. Mental illness characterized by alterations in mood, thinking, or behavior associated with significant distress, dysfunction, and impaired functioning. Includes mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders (see page 5) Anxiety can lead to asthma, skin conditions, and digestive disorders. Emotional health generally refers to feelings and moods. Emotions are a conscious mental reaction toward a specific object or person. Often accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in our bodies.

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