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Abnormal Psych Week 5

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Abnormal Psych Week 5 PSYC 3014

Sydney Notetaker
Virginia Tech
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Abnormal Psychology
Andrew Valdespino
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OCD, SocialPhobia, panic disorder, PTSD
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Notetaker on Wednesday September 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 3014 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University taught by Andrew Valdespino in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 44 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Date Created: 09/21/16
Disorders Handout Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:52 PM SUDS - Subjective units of distress • 0->100 Panic disorder • You might ask do you have any physiological sensations ○ Yes I feel dizzy all the time ○ They must have 4 physiological sensations to have the disorder What you expose the person to differentiates between the disorders 1. Panic Disorder a. Person had panic attack in mall it involved sweating and weird physiological sensations. He felt like the walls were turning in and wondered whether he was going crazy i. Must have 4 physiological symptoms 1) Sweating 2) Feeling going crazy 3) Dizzy 4) Felt like walls were tilting in ii. What do we ask? 1) If it is the first time and if not how frequently it happens 2) If they have any past drug use or medical condition 3) Are the attacks unexpected iii. Exposure 1) Making him dizzy, light headedness 2) Show picture of mall->take to steps of ma-ll then inside mall 3) Take into crowded area 2. PTSD a. Combat medic actively caring for soldier during after IED explosion. She witnessed IED explosion. i. Criteria 1) Avoidance 2) Intrusions 3) Altered mood 4) Reactivity witnessed IED explosion. i. Criteria 1) Avoidance 2) Intrusions 3) Altered mood 4) Reactivity ii. What questions to ask 1) Have you received treatment for this before 2) Have you had change in behavior or mood (altered mood) 3) Do you blame your self for the accident (reactivity) iii. Exposure 1) Fireworks 2) Loud Noises 3) Driving same route to work everyday for a week a) You want to expose them to any of the things or thoughts they are avoiding 3. Social Phobia a. Patient is worried he might do things that will humiliate himself in front of others. He finds it hard to be around people. Avoids going to grocery store because he is scared of using key pads and signing receipts. He was rejected by other children in his middle school years i. Criteria 1) Fear across multiple domains 2) Scared of being embarrassed 3) 6 months or more ii. What questions to ask 1) When phobia started and if has gotten worse over time iii. Exposure 1) Going to small, medium, and large stores a) Lie on floor and look at ceiling and let people walk by them 2) Going to class for short periods of time to longer periods of time 4. OCD a. Patient gets worried when daughter is about to come home. She touches all glasses and they must have the correct ring. She has an image of her daughter being sad just before she comes home everyday. She thinks the behaviors will make sure her daughter will come home safely. If she doesn't do the behaviors she pictures her daughter crying in pain even after she walks through the door i. 2 types 1) Combined (obsessions and compulsions) image of her daughter being sad just before she comes home everyday. She thinks the behaviors will make sure her daughter will come home safely. If she doesn't do the behaviors she pictures her daughter crying in pain even after she walks through the door i. 2 types 1) Combined (obsessions and compulsions) a) Compulsion-Doing something to get ride of the thought i) Touching all glasses in china cabinet ii) Flicking wine glasses iii) Imagining hugging her daughter 5 times 2) Obsession a) Intrusive negative thoughts i) Thinking daughter is sad ii) Daughter is crying and in pain iii) Thinking her daughter will come home safely if she does all the behaviors ii. Exposures 1) Daughter coming home at unexpected time 2) Daughter not showing up on time 3) Exposing her to the anxiety by depriving them of her compulsion a) Take away the glasses What is the most empirically validated experiment? (test question) • Prevent the response • Making them live through the anxiety


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