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Notes/Study Guide for Exam 2

by: Shea Repins

Notes/Study Guide for Exam 2 Psych 383

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Abnormal Psych
Pamela Alley
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Adjustment Disorder: What is it? -Mildest diagnosis -Trauma/stressor related disorder -Develops often when someone gets a disease (ex. Diabetes) Demographics: More common in Adult women than man, but equally common in genders for kids Diagnostic Criteria: -Symptoms occur with identifiable stressor within 3 months -Once stressor goes away, symptoms go away within 6 months Treatment: Many different approaches can help (ex. Cognitive) PTSD: What is it? -Cannot be diagnosed unless extremely serious event Diagnostic Criteria: -Need to meet all criteria for a diagnosis -Re-experiences the event, avoids things associated with the trauma, negative changes in mood/thought processes, increased arousal -MUST occur longer than 1 month and follow the event Demographics: -Symptoms usually occur within 3 months of event -Separate criteria for kids under 6 years old -More common for women and lasts longer for women -Commonly co-occurs with depression and anxiety disorders -Lower SES, low education, prior mental issues, no coping skills are all examples of risk factors Treatment: -Crisis Intervention -Post disaster debriefing session (used when large groups are effected by one event ex. Tornado/school shooter, short term relief) -Telephone Hotlines- intended for people w/ specific problem (rape, suicide, etc.), manned by paraprofessionals, effective if person helping is warm/respectful/empathetic -Not clear if meds are helpful but since PTSD is usually accompanied by depression, meds can treat the depressive symptoms Rape: Data: -Most common reason women have PTSD (95% of all women will meet criteria for PTSD within 2 weeks and start to recover naturally in the first month) -Most common locations are the man’s apartment/home or a residence hall/parked car -Early 1990’s # of rape started to decline, it had been increasing for years -US as a whole is declining but Midwest and south are increasing while west and northeast are decreasing -15%-25% of us women have or will be raped -3% of all us men have or will be raped (usually prisoner or child raped by another man) -Women between 18-21 years old are victims of over 20% of rapes -82% of women know their rapist Effects: -Short term= trouble sleeping/eating, crying, withdrawal, confusion, guilt, fear, anxiety -Long term= health problems, impaired sexual functioning, anxiety, depression, PTSD Types: 1.Acquaintance Rape: -Know their rapist (82%) -Date Rape is a common form- use of alcohol/drugs in more than 50% of date rapes -Explanations for date rape: Communication ambiguity (man overestimate dates interest and women underestimates dates interest) or Token resistance (man thinks women doesn’t mean it when she says no) 2. Marital Rape: -Husband forces sex on wife -Not a lot of stats because many women don’t consider it rape -The “Hale doctrine”- exempted husbands from being prosecuted for raping wives (end of 1980’s most states removed this) 3. Stranger Rape -18% of victims don’t know rapists -Not much data to distinguish from acquaintance rape Treatment: -Talking about experience helps a lot -Rape conseling centers, rape hotlines, rape crisis centers (all manned by paraprofessionals) -Victim advocacy services- paired with someone who also had a similar experience, act as a support system Anxiety disorders: Treatments: Behavior or cognitive therapy helps most, drugs may or may not help Specific Phobia: What is it? -Unreasonable fear of a specific thing Diagnostic Criteria: -Unreasonable/excessive -Immediate anxiety almost always -Avoiding or enduring with anxiety -Out of proportion response -Lasts for 6 months or longer Subtypes: 1.Animal 2.Natural Environment (ex. Storms,heights,water) 3.Situational (ex. Elevators, public transportation, bridges, airplanes) 4.Other (ex. Choking, stairs, vomiting) 5.Blood-Injury-Injection (heart rate goes up immediately and then drops down dramatically which usually causes fainting) Demographics: -Often have more than one phobia -Symptoms usually appear b/w ages 7 and 11 -Wax and wane -If symptoms continue into adulthood, its unlikely to ever go away without treatment -More common in females -Can develop after seeing a tramatic experience or being told about one -If family member has phobia, risk goes up -More likely to develop other anxiety/depressive disorders Treatments: Systematic desensitization or exposure therapy Participant modeling (exposure therapy where therapist does it before client) Social Anxiety disorder: What is it? -Person could be anxious in only certain situation or in all social situation -Performance and/or social situation -If it only happens when performing= “social anxiety disorder- performance only” Diagnostic Criteria: -Almost always provokes a fear when exposed to situatin -Avoiding/enduring the fear causes high anxiety -Fear/anxiety last for 6 months or more Demographics/Etiology: -Median age onset-13 years old -Rare for onset in adulthood -Persistent -Severity is very variable -Those with disorder are more likely to drop out, not be employed, low SES, overall poor quality of life -Can be learned (ex. Laughed at when doing show and tell) -Kids more likely to have it when parent has it -Kids with Behavioral Inhibition (shyness/fearfulness) more likely to get it Treatment: -Cognitive therapy -Meds help reduce short term symptoms but when they stop taking it the symptoms return -Best to do meds and therapy together Panic Attack Diagnostic Criteria: -Need 4 out of the 13 symptoms (increased heart rate, sweating, shaking, short breath, choking, chest pain, nausea, lightheaded, chills or hot flashes, numbness/tingling, derealiztion/depersonalization, fear of going crazy, fear of dying) -Brief and Instense- Peaks at 10 minutes, goes away after 20-30 minutes -Different than anxiety attacks (those last longer) Expected vs. Unexpected -Expected- obvious trigger, can go with any anxiety disorder as a specifier -Unexpected- no obvious trigger, panic disorder involves unexpected attacks Panic Disorder Diagnostic Criteria: -Recurrent, unexpected panic attacks -One of attacks is followed by concern/worry about more attacks or a change in behavior related to the attacks -Period of at least 1 month Generalized Anxiety Disorder What is it? Excessive anxiety/worry about a number of events Diagnostic Criteria: -symptoms occur for at least 6 months -Need 3 out of 6 symptoms (restlessness, fatigue, concentration problems, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbance) Development: -Median age of onset= 30 years old -Long-lasting/chronic, waxes and wanes -People with it have a hard time getting things done -More common for women -Genetic component (behavioral inhibition) -Harder to treat than the more specific disorders Treatment: Most difficult to treat OCD: What is it? -Obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior -Severity varies a lot -Aim of compulsion is to diminish the obsession (ex. Always think they didn’t lock doors so lock door repeatedly) -Some people with OCD have good insight (know they are doing unhealthy things) Obsessions: -Recurrent thoughts that are unwanted/intrusive, cause distress, and are suppressed with some other thought/action 4 primary types 1.Contamination/germs 2.Fear of harming self accidently (might lose control) 3.Fear of harming others 4.Pathological doubt (cant remember if they did something they needed to) Compulsions: -Repetitve behaviors that the person feels driven to do in response to an obsession, purpose is to prevent distress, not realistic/clearly excessive 5 primary types 1.Cleaning 2.Repeating 3.Ordering/arranging 4.Coun6ting 5.Checking Diagnostic Criteria: -Presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both (90% have both) -Need to be one of these: time consuming, cause significant distress, cause impairment in important aspects of life Demographics: -Mean age of onset=20 years old -25% begin prior to 14 years old -Gradually develops -Long lasting, waxes and wanes -Usually co-occurs with depression -Adult girls have slightly higher risk, but Children boys have higher risk -When it develops as a child, its more severe -Stress affects it -Genetic Component-Monzygotic twins risk is higher than dizygotic, mom/dad have it then risk goes up Mood disorders Causes: -Biological (moderate genetic link to depression and strong genetic link to bipolar) -Psychological (divorce, abuse, high stress are all risk factors) -Social (Lower SES people have higher rate of depression) Treatment: -Drug therapy MDD treated with SSRI Prozac most common anti-depressant in world Biploar treated with mood-stabilizers (lithium) -Cognitive therapy Commonly used for depression -ECT Serious episodes can be helped with this, good success rate Mood Episodes: -Not a disorder, building block for disorder -3 mood episode: depressive, manic, and hypomanic Major Depressive Episode: 5 out of the 9 symptoms for same 2 week period (NEEDS TO HAVE EITHER depressed mood most o the day or diminished interest in activities most of the day!!!, weight loss, insomnia/hypersomnia, move slow/a lot, fatigue, worthless feeling, cant concentrate, thoughts of death) Manic Episode 3 out of these 7 symptoms in same 1 week period (or if they cause hospitalization) -High self-esteem, decreased sleep need, talkative, flight of ideas, distractible, don’t finish what they start, excessive desire for high consequence activities (ex. Gambling, drugs, shopping) -Must cause marked impairment or need hospitalization or have psychotic features Hypomanic Episode -3 out of the 7 symptoms for 4 days -Same symptoms as manic -Not as serious as manic and lasts shorter -No severe enough to cause impairment, hospitalization, or psychotic features Depressive Disorders Demographics: -Depression and anxiety are comorbid -Avg. age of onset of depressive disorders=20 years old -Significantly less common in older people -Lifetime prevalence rate=17% -Way more common in girls than boys -Tend to be time limited – recovery begin in 3 months for 40% of people w/o treatment and will begin in 1 year for 80% of people Dysthymia: -Mild to moderate intensity -Chronic -At least 2 out of 6 symptoms for 2 years (1 year for kids) (Change of appetite, insomnia/hypersomnia, fatigue, low self-esteem, poor concentration, hopelessness) -NEVER had a manic or hypomanic episode Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode: -Presense of one major depressive episode -Never been a manic or hypomanic episode Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent: -Two or more major depressive episodes -Never had manic/hypomanic episode Seasonal Affective Depression: -Recurrent depressive episodes during certain seasons -Specifier -Usually comes during fall/winter and goes away during summer/spring -Must happen 2 different years consecutively -Probably due to lack of light during the seasons Pregnancy and depression: 1.Baby Blues -50-70% of moms -Symptoms occur in 3-7 days and go away by themselves -Hormones cause it -Not a disorder, pretty normal 2. Peripartum Onset -Specifier added to major depressive disorder - Begins when pregnant or within a month after birth -50% being during pregnancy, 50% a month after -3-6% impacted 3. Peripartum Onset and psychotic features -.1-.2% impacted - If they kill child, they usually have this disorder -Many experience command hallucinations or delusions -Cant distinguish b/w reality and fantasy -If already had a depressive disorder, more likely to have one peripartum Bipolar/related disorders Cyclothymic: -2 years of periods with hypomanic/depressive symptoms -Never had a full episode, just syptoms -Less serious, more longlasting/chronic -Equally common in males and females -Unforseen onset Bipolar 1: -One or more manic episodes -Can also have had depressive or hypomanic episodes, but not necessary -Mean age of onset=18 years old -Over 90% of people who have 1 manic episode will have recurrent mood episodes -No gender difference -Many will be fully functional b/w episodes -30% experience some impairment Bipolar 2: -Must have one or more depressive and hypomanic episode -NEVER been a manic episode -Usually starts with depressive episodes -5-15% of people w/ bipolar 2 will eventually have a manic episode and change to bipolar 1 -Mean age onset=mid 20’s -No gender difference -Commorbid with anxiety disorders -More chronic, more serious depressive episodes, and higher suicide rate that bipolar 1 -5-15% of people will be rapid cyclers (4 or more episodes every year) Suicide: Who? -more than ½ of people who commint suicide are in or recovering from a depressive episode -90% who attempt/commit have a psych disorder -8 -9 leading cause of death in US Contributing Factors? -Attempting: b/w 18-24 years old, more women, divorce is a big risk factor -Successfully committing- More common in 65 years and older, more men (b/c men usually shoot themselves and women will take pills) -Psych disorder, genetic vunerabilty, abuse are all risk factors -Caucasions have higher risk than blacks -More prevalent in Switzerland and Sweden than in US and more prevalent in US than Italy and Spain Prevention? -Hard to prevent b/c hard to know someone wants to -Suicide hotlinesno evidene they decreased rate but they still benefit people


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