psychopathology 3.25.08 - 3/25/08 Behavioral disorders: *...

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3/25/08 Behavioral disorders: * Addictive disorders, eating disorders, sexual disorders, etc. * Situated at the intersection of the brain and the mind. * Problematic behaviors arise from intentional choices resting on drives which are sustained by learning. Arise in patients with intact cerebral functioning. * Involve innate drives. * Become disorders when goal directed activities are reinforced and in which the capacity to control one’s choices become impaired. - People become incapable of managing - Developmental flourishing is stopped * Physiological drive (brain) -------- conditioned learning (mind) * Require more than insight-orientated psychotherapy. - one must stop drinking before they talk about why they became an alcoholic, need to eat before they talk about why they became anorexic. 9 of the leading behaviors that accounted for 50% of the deaths in the year 2000. 1. Tobacco 2. Poor diet/Obesity/Starvation 3. Alcohol 4. Microbial agents (disease) 5. Toxic agents (inhalants) 6. Motor vehicles
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course SWCL 710 taught by Professor Buccino during the Spring '08 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.

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