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Abnormality and Psychological Disorders Lecture

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Abnormality and Psychological Disorders Lecture PSYCH 100

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Introduction to Psychology
John Bickford

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Lecture notes from 11/18/14 on abnormality and psychological disorders.
Introduction to Psychology
John Bickford
One Day of Notes
Psychology, Intro to psych, psych, abnormality, psychological disorders
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Date Created: 01/30/15
Psychology Lecture Tuesday November 18 2014 Abnormality amp Psychological Disorders Definitions of Abnormality Deviation from the average Deviation from the ideal Abnormality as a sense of personal discomfort Abnormality as the inability to function effectively socially occupationally interpersonally Organic disorders Having a known organic cause Impaired memory reasoning judgment Confusion mood changes delusionshallucinations Impaired motor skills loss of consciousness Brain trauma Cerebral tumors Brain diseases Parkinson s disease Meningitis Diseases of aging Alzheimer s disease Strokes Psychoactive substances Alcohol and drugs Mood disorders Major depression Tuesday November 18 2014 Affective symptoms Sadness unhappiness apathy Cognitive symptoms Pessimism guilt loss of interest selfdenigration suicidal ideation Behavioral symptoms Neglect of personal appearance psychomotor retardation agitation Physiological Weight loss or gain loss or increase in appetite insomnia or hypersomnia diminished sex drive body aches Bipolar disorder Cycling between depression and mania inflated self esteem high energy flight of ideas elevated mood lack of need for sleep irritability Anxiety disorders Anxiety is predominant symptom Panic disorder unpredictable panic attacks Agoraphobia Phobias Strong fears of specific objects or situations Avoidance Otherwise no symptoms Posttraumatic stress disorder Reexperiencing a traumatic event Intrusive memories and dreams Sleep disturbances hypervigilance startle responses impaired concentration temper outbursts Tuesday November 18 2014 Obsessivecompulsive disorder Intrusive senseless or embarrassing thoughts Repetitive behaviors or rituals to reduce anxiety Generalized anxiety disorder Persistent anxiety and worry May or may not attach to specific issues Schizophrenia Bizarre behavior and speech Social withdrawal and impaired functioning Psychotic symptoms Severe distortions of reality lt defining characteristic of Schizophrenia inability to discern what reality is Disturbed perceptions thoughts and emotions Delusions Grandeur persecution thought broadcasting or insertion bodily disintegration delusions of reference Hallucinations Auditory visual Inappropriate or flat affect hebephrenic lncoherence loosening of associations Motor symptoms catatonic type Stupor unresponsiveness excitement purposeless motion posturing assuming bizarre postures Personality disorders lnflexible and maladaptive personality traits May or may not cause personal distress Tuesday November 18 2014 Antisocial Lack of anxiety and guilt Remorselessly irresponsible manipulative hurtful to further own end No regard for social or legal codes Histrionic Selfdramatization Exaggerated emotionality Attentionseeking behavior eg inappropriately flirtatious Often shallow Narcissistic Exaggerated selfregard sense of superiority or entitlement Hypersensitivity to rejection or insult Lack of sympathy absorbed with self concerns


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