Abnormal Psychol PSH 334
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Date Created: 10/20/15
Abnormal Behavior Program Notes 1 Looking at Abnormal Behavior The program visits the Jackson Memorial Hospital Crisis Center in Miami where suicidal depressed and schizophrenic patients meet with psychologists psychiatrists and social workers to assess the nature and seriousness of their problems It also introduces the various theories used to explain and treat abnormal behavior 2 The Nature of Stress We see that stress affects many people from the overworked and outofwork to survivors of suicide and homicide to Vietnam War veterans who continually reexperience the stress of the battlefield The program explores the longterm effects of stress and what is known about how to reduce them 3 The Anxiety Disorders Even in the best of times we all experience some anxiety But millions of Americans suffer from major anxiety disorders This program examines two of the most common panic with agoraphobia and generalized anxiety disorder and shows how psychologists are making headway in treating them 4 Psychological Factors and Physical lllness This program examines the relationship between emotions and health to explore how psychological treatment can improve wellbeing It focuses on a teenager with migraine headaches a dentist trying to decrease his risk for developing heart disease and a woman with breast cancer along with those Who are treating them 5 Personality Disorders One in ten Americans has a personality disorder Some are mildly annoying others are exceedingly dangerous Viewers will meet individuals with narcissistic antisocial borderline and obsessivecompulsive personality disorders including a murderer and a group of women Wno mutilate themselves and will learn about the challenges involved in both diagnosis and treatment 6 Substance Abuse Disorders Millions of Americans abuse alcohol cigarettes and cocaine Health professionals know a great deal about these dangerous and costly disorders including how to treat them This program examines how the concept of treatment matching is used to help individuals overcome a variety of addictions 7 Sexual Disorders A man exhibits himself in public A woman feels guilty about not desiring sex An otherwise happy couple finds themselves at odds over sex These people share their private problems and demonstrate howthe assessment and treatment of sexual disorders has advanced in the past 25 years 8 Mood Disorders Depression is one of the most common psychological problems In this program psychologists and biologists look at the causes and treatment of both depression and bipolar disorder and show the progress that has been made in helping people return to productive and satisfying lives 9 The Schizophrenias In emotionally moving interviews this program visits people who suffer from the hallucinations paranoia and psychological disarray of these disabling illnesses In addition to examining symptoms and treatments the program helps debunk some of the myths associated with the disorder and shows its human side and the strength of those who fight to overcome it 10 Organic Mental Disorders A teenager must relearn all the basic skills following a head injury After years of alcohol abuse a man loses his shortterm memory A woman sees her husband struggle against the ravages of Alzheimer39s disease Science and technology39s role in treating these debilitating disorders is also examined in this program 11 Behavior Disorders of Childhood Almost all parents worry Whether or not their child39s behavior is normal This program visits families of youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder conduct disorder separation anxiety disorder and autism In addition experts in child development and psychology discuss how to differentiate abnormal behavior from developmental stages 12 Psychotherapies This program allows viewers to quotsitinquot on five distinctly different kinds of psychotherapy psychodynamic cognitive behavioral Gestalt couples and group Theory and practice are intertwined as these patients progress through therapy sometimes trying alternative models for the same problem 13 An Ounce of Prevention Imagine a society Whose citizens are protected from psychological disorders This final episode visits several programs that are attempting to eliminate known risk factors including social isolation and inadequate parenting skills that often lead to serious disorders The stories are touching the results are promising
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