Disorders

Disorders - • Dissociative disorders(disorders in which...

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Psychology Diagnosis DSM – IV (diagnostic and statistical manual, Forth Edition since the early 60’s. been around for at least 40 years.) o Axis 1 :major psychological disorders o Axis 2: personality disorders, developtmentsl disorders o Axis 3:L associatied medical problems o Axis 4: stressors o Axis 5: blobal assessment of functioning. (gaf) Disorders o Neurosis vs. psychosis Lack of touch with reality. Scitsophrenia is pychosis Affect disorder. .????/ major depression manic depression. o Anxiety disorders Phobias. Obsessive compulsive disorder. Ssri can be used to treat some of this. no medication that is great to treat ocd. Dissocistions A split in consciousness which allows some thoughts and behaviors to occur simultaneiously with others.
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Unformatted text preview: • Dissociative disorders (disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separeated – dissociated from previous memories, thoughts and feelings o Amnesi o Fugue. o Dissociative identy disorder (DID) o Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) DID • In DID, also known as multiple personality disorder, ther person has two mr emore distinct personalites that take turns controlling his or her behavior • Some resarrchs regard o Causes of anxiety disorders Learning Biology Genes Physiology (Forntal Lobe, Amydgala) o Mood disorders Psychoses • Major depressive disorder • Bipolor disorder Neuroses • Dysthmia • Cyclothymia •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PS 234 taught by Professor Keller during the Spring '08 term at Gordon MA.

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