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Week 2-8-16 to 2-12-16

by: Cassie Ferree

Week 2-8-16 to 2-12-16 Psy 120-020

Cassie Ferree
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
GPA 3.9

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We had our first exam today but these are the notes from Monday and Wednesday.
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cassie Ferree on Friday February 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psy 120-020 at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania taught by Raquel Akillas in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Adolescent Psychology in Psychlogy at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Created: 02/12/16
Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Tends to start around childhood and adolescence Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessions - Recurring thoughts, urges or images Ex. locking the doors, germs on hands, and stress of having money for food - Intrusive and unwanted (in your head) - Not about real life problems - Cannot ignore Compulsions - Repetitive behaviors they can’t stop Ex. cleaning and double checking things - Physical action - Counting, tapping - Praying, word repetition - Goal is to prevent/reduce distress or to prevent some dreaded event Ex. Howie Mandel- Germs Body Dysmorphic Disorder Preoccupied with physical flaws that are not observable or appear slight to others Ex. Pimple, pores, stretch marks Compulsions - Mirror checking - Excessive grooming Specifier- Muscular Dysmorphia - Obsessed with fitness - Want to bulk up - Insist they are small - Unhappy body image - Wear heavy/loose clothes to hide their body Trichotillomania Recurrent pulling out of one’s hair, resulting in hair loss Self-punishment Nervous habit Can’t stop Can cause infections and hairballs in stomach which is dangerous Can go on sprees as long as 3 hours Excoriation Nervous condition Pick, rub, or scratch their skin Purpose is to remove an imperfection Creates skin lesions Scars Can’t stop Skin discoloration Can occur form anxiety, boredom, and excitement *Some enjoy picking at arm because they like to nurture arm back to good health *Some could be real imperfections or imagined Depressive Disorders Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Tends to be most thought about type of depression Depressed mood for most of the day, nearly everyday Lasts for at least 2 weeks Weight gain or loss Problems with attention Problems sleeping Inappropriate guilt Anhedonia – does not feel pleasure in doing activities Avolition – lack of energy or motivation to do anything Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) Depressed mood for most of the day, nearly everyday Lasts for at least 2 years 2 major MDD symptoms Bipolar Disorder Person experiences - Depression - Manic Episodes Mania entails: - High energy - Racing thoughts - Decreased need for sleep - Impulsive behavior - Cannot function properly - Mind racing - Rambles *must be patient when getting medicine because you have to find the perfect combination for depression symptoms and manic symptoms equal out. Cyclothymic Disorder Less severe than bipolar Depression Hypomania – less severe than manic - Functional form Lasts for at least 2 years


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