mental health terms in Spanish

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I'm doing a mental health assessment with a hispanic family today and was wondering if anyone could help me with some of the language of mental health: for example, "self-mutilating," "paranoid," "Suicidal thoughts", "racing thoughts," etc. Does anyone out there have any experience doing family therapy, or mental status exams that can help me with some of the vocabulary, as well as with tips for how to elicit this information without being culturally insensitive? Mil gracias, Pamela

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updated SEP 26, 2012
posted by pamela2

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suicidal thoughts= pensamientos de suicido

updated SEP 26, 2012
posted by venezuelanmix
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self-mutulation= automutilacion

updated SEP 26, 2012
posted by venezuelanmix
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i guess racing thoughts...

pensamientos rapidos

updated SEP 26, 2012
posted by venezuelanmix
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Only one I know is paranoid = paranoico.

updated DIC 21, 2007
posted by manutd