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Psychology 66 Midterm 1 Study Guide

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This study guide covers all of the material that was reviewed for the upcoming Midterm. Topics include: Schizophrenia, Hallucinations vs. Delusions, Delusional Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Suicide ...
Abnormal Psychology
Weifu Liao
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Date Created: 10/03/16
Midterm Study Guide Test Info: 882 Scantron Thursday, September 29, 2016 50 questions 1 hour to complete -Most people finish in 30mins • Diagnosticand Statistical Manualof Mental Disorders Current: DSM-5 Created for insurance billing It will always be evolving It wasn’t intended for diagnosing • Things to Consider When Diagnosing Culture Background Religion Demographics Drug use • Drug Use An important factor in diagnosing If a symptom could be due to drugs especially if the patient claims drug use, wait until an average of 6 months after drug use has stopped to diagnose Make sure drugs are out of the system & it's an actual mental condition Some drugs need longer time • Schizophrenia Spectrum: Wide range Some may be very high functioning,you may never know about their disorder Onset: Typically occurs during periods of hormonal change Females- usually around mid 20s Males- usually around early 20s Identical twins have a 48% chance that both will have it Prodromal Syndromes: precursor odd behaviors that are not typical, before full blown schizophrenia Recovering: Better chance in females, worse chance with longer prodromal Brief Psychotic Episode > Schizophreniform> Schizophrenia 1 Day to 1 Month > 1 Month to 6 Months > More than 6 Months • Hallucinations vs. Delusions • Hallucinations vs. Delusions Hallucinations: -Sensory perception distortion -visual, auditory, olfactory, taste, touch -Most common is auditory -How to distinguish between real & fake: real sounds are coming from inside the head Delusions: -Distorted belief not based on rational information or reality • Delusional Disorders Distorted belief not based on rational information or reality 6 types: Erotomanic- Someone they do not know, at all or very much, is in love with them Grandiose- Their self-worth is a lot larger than it appears to everyone else Jealous- Significant others are always cheating on them Persecutory- Everyone (someone) is out to get them Somatic- Something is wrong with them Mixed- Mixture of multiple types • Bipolar Disorder Bipolar 1 is worse because the symptomology is more incapacitating due to manic episode Bipolar 2- hypomanic & major depressive Time Requirements: Manic Episode- 1 week or hospitalization Hypomanic- at least 4 days Older terminology is Manic Depressive Disorder Mixed Manic Episode: Cycles between manic & depressive at same time and very quickly Married couples with 1 person having Bipolar, 85% divorce rate • Suicide Risk Most at risk just after rock bottom, when they start recovering from lowest point • Psychosis =Break from reality Is someone suddenly develops psychosis, first thought should be: Drug use? Traumatic event? Sudden brain injury or sickness? • Performance/arousal relationship: Yerkes-Dodson Curve Best performance when arousal is medium Performance decreases when arousal is very low AND very high Performance decreases when arousal is very low AND very high • Serotonin Is a neurotransmitter lack of serotonin causes major depression • Disorders thatsymptoms can be delusions/hallucinations: Bipolar 1 Schizophrenia Drug Use Brief Psychotic Disorder Schizophreniform • Possible Case Scenarios on test: 1. Mood swing cycles Some days energetic, cook, clean, jog Some days feel so depressed they sleep all day Cycles every few months or so =Bipolar 2 2. Mood swings don’t affect them, sometimes they feel sad, sometimes they are happy, cycles back & forth =Cyclothymic Disorder Doesn’t cause distress in daily function 3. Sometimes they are so sad they want to sleep all the time =Major Depression 4. They look sad, don’t think anything is wrong with them: =Dysthymia, persistent depressive disorder 5. Mom brings in a 13yr old teen, mom complains they act out at school, used to be really sweet, when they hit age 13 they started acting out =Disruptivedysregulation disorder Root cause is depressive disorder Present depression as agitation


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