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General Psych. Disorders

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General Psych. Disorders PSYC 10300 - 02

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notes on last weeks lecture on disorders.
General Psychology
Adam Lueke
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Natalie Notetaker on Sunday May 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 10300 - 02 at Ithaca College taught by Adam Lueke in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Ithaca College.


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Date Created: 05/01/16
General Psychology    Disorders    ● Criteria   ­ Deviance: going against the norm, especially in a social atmosphere   ­ Maladaptiveness: trouble/not being able to adapt to a daily lifestyle   ­ Personal Distres: unpleasant feelings or emotions that impact your level of  functioning   ­Diagnosis: DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), provides the  requirements to diagnose a mental disorder with stats and suggested treatments   ● Anxiety Disorders   ­ GAD​  (General Anxiety Disorder) : no exact target of the source of the problem;  characterized by chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that’s more severe than “normal”  anxiety and people usually expect the worse.  ­ Phobic Disorder: having an irrational fear of something and having the fear  generalized where it affects your daily life  ­ OCD​  (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) : anxiety disorder where people have  fixated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations, or behaviors that cause compulsive reactions   ­ PTSD​ (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) : triggered by a terrifying event usually  having experienced it or witnessing it. Example: Veteran coming back after a war   ­Etiology (where it comes from) : Biology, Conditioning & Learning (behavioral  process where something becomes more frequent and usually has some sort of reinforcement),  Cognition (mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding it)  ● Dissociative Disorders  ­ Dissociative Amnesia and Fugue: amnesia (relates to repression) so you try to  ignore and forget, with fugue you forget everything (the person you were, memories and etc..)  ­ Dissociative Identity Disord: multiple personality disorder and usually has a  connection with a person when they were younger or at a point in their life where they couldn’t  necessarily protect themselves; this is the most controversial disorder of all  ● Mood Disorders   ­ Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)​ : a.k.a Unipolar, is chronic and is  depression but at a higher level than usual which makes it chronic   ­ Bipolar: alternating periods of elation and depression (constant change of  emotion)  ­Etiology​: Genetics have a major part in this because if your family has a history of  MDD or Bipolar disorder it’s more likely to be passed on, Cognition, and Serotonin levels in the  brain are usually low  ● Schizophrenia Disorders (not multiple personality disorder)  ­ Symptoms   ­ Delusions​: belief or impression that’s firmly maintained   ­ Decreased Adaptive Behaviors​ : not being able to adjust to a situation or  behavior  ­ Perception Distortion​ : when multisensory integration isn’t properly  processed to have appropriate responses   ­ Disturbed Emotion       Types       Paranoia​ : paranoid delusions        ​­atatonic​: dealing with movement        Disorganized​ : Example: when speech patterns are distorted        Undifferentiated        Etiology​: nature vs. nurture, genetics, neurochemical imbalance (too many  dopaminergic neurons), and stress       Autism         


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