General Psych. Disorders
General Psych. Disorders PSYC 10300 - 02
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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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