Mood disorder – umbrella term for psychological disorders that are related a person’s emotional state (e.g., major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder)
Rapport – a close and trusting relationship between the therapist and client
Miracle question – a therapeutic technique used to identify how things would be different if the client’s problem was solved in order to clarify treatment goals
Transference – when a client expresses feelings toward the therapist that appear to be based on the client’s past feelings about someone else (e.g., parents)
Psychosis – mental state defined by losing contact with reality (e.g., hallucinations, delusions)
Hallucination – the perception of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, or smelling something that it’s actually present
Delusion – a fixed belief that doesn’t change even when presented with conflicting evidence
Disorganized speech – one potential symptom of Schizophrenia; speech abnormalities (e.g., nonsensical speech, repeating words)
Negative symptoms – a class of symptoms associated with Schizophrenia characterized by absence of things we expect to typically see (e.g., difficulty showing emotions, apathy, social withdrawal)
Termination session – the final session in the therapeutic relationship
Bereavement – the experience of having had a loved one die
We highlight how a major theme of The Sixth Sense is bereavement, grief, and loss. Learn more about bereavement, as well as a condition currently being studied called Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.
If you are interested in learning more about delusional disorder, check out our Shutter Island session or listen to our Sharp Objects session to hear more about factitious disorder imposed on another (previously called Munchausen syndrome by proxy).
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