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Personal Wellness Chapter 2 Notes

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Personal Wellness Chapter 2 Notes DPH 101

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Date Created: 08/30/16
Personal Wellness Notes Chapter 2: Accessing, Promoting, and Preserving  Health Section 1: Psychological Health  Psychological Health­stems from a complex interaction among the mental,  emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of one’s life.  Strength and resilience in these dimensions will support your overall well­ being and help you weather the storms of life. What is psychological health?  Feeling good about yourself  Feeling comfortable with others; they express their respect & feel  compassion for them  Control their own tension & anxiety  Meets the demands of life Section 2: Mental Health  The term Mental Health is used to describe the “thinking” or “Rational”  dimension of our health.    Emotional Health’  Refers to the feeling, or subjective side of psychological health    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs  Self­Actualization­ Creativity, Spirituality fulfillment of Potential   Esteem Needs­Self, Respect for others, accomplish  Social Needs­belonging, affection, acceptance  Security Needs­ Shelter, Safety, Protection  Survival Needs­ Food, water, sleep, exercise, sexual expression   Social Health  Includes your interactions with others on an individual and group basis  Individual enjoy a wide range of interactions with family, friends, and other  associates and are able to have healthy interactions with intimate partner  Socially acceptable and responsible ways   Spiritual Health  Refers to the sense of belonging to something greater than the purely  physical or personal dimensions of existence. Section 3: Factors that influence psychological health  The family  Social Supports  Community  Self­efficacy & self­esteem  Personality  Life Span and Maturity Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)  is the study of brain and behavior and how they affect the body’s immune  system Strategies to Enhance Psychological Health  Develop a Support group  Complete required tasks   Form realistic expectations  Make time for you  Maintain physical health  Examine problems and seek needed help  Get adequate sleep Section 4: Mood Disorders  A chronic mood disorder­ such a persistent sadness or feelings of euphora­  affects how you feel  Example: Major Depression, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).    Major Depression  Symptoms include  Sadness and despair  Loss of motivation and interest  Withdrawal from friends and family  Fatigue and loss of energy… etc Causes of Mood Disorders  Include biological differences, hormones, inherited traits, life events…etc Anxiety Disorders  Are characterized by persistent feelings of threat and worry. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)  Sever enough to interfere significantly with daily life Panic Disorders:   Characterized by panic attacks Phobic Disorders:  Involved a persistent irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation Obsessive­ compulsive disorder (OCD)  Compelled to perform rituals over and over again Post­Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)  Affects those who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster, serious  accident etc… Section 5: Personality Disorders   Paranoid Personality Disorder: Involves pervasive, and mistrust of other  people  Narcissistic Personality Disorder: an exaggerated sense of self­importance  Borderline Personality Disorder: Risky Behaviors.. example gambling  sprees or unsafe sex.  Schizophrenia­ Characterized by irrational behavior, sever alterations of  senses


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