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Week 14 in class - Week 14: Psychological Disorders &...

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Week 14: Psychological Disorders & Treatments
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Draw-a-Person Test Rate how well your personality profile captures your true personality On a scale from 1 (not at all like me) to 10 (exactly like me)
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Stuff Exam 3 on Tuesday, Quiz 3 in recitation next week Review Session on Monday at 5:00pm in Grant Auditorium Practice exam questions are on Blackboard on lecture site Research papers due by 5:00pm on Friday, Dec. 7 (Feel free to hand them in early though!!!!) Turn in extra credit – last day is next week in class ! Finish research hours!
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Turn in Research Papers by 5:00pm next Friday at Huntington Hall 5 th Floor 804 University Avenue Sheraton Starbucks Marshall Street University Avenue Elevator On the 5 th floor, when you get off the elevator, go to the left Look for my box
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Abnormal Behavior Medical model : think of abnormal behavior as a disease Led to terms like “mental illness” Led to more human treatment of the mentally ill Big critic: Thomas Szasz Disease can technically only affect the body, so there can’t be mental illness “problems in living” rather than medical problems
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How Common are Psychological Disorders? Very! 33 - 51% of American adults will face a psychological disorder at some point in their lives Most common: Substance use disorders Anxiety disorders Mood disorders
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Pooled Results from 2 Large-Scale Studies (28,000 people surveyed in all)
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Anxiety Disorders: GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Chronic, excessive level of anxiety that is not based on any specific threat Symptoms: trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, muscle tension, “rubbery leg” Lifetime prevalence of 5% Prognosis is GOOD
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Anxiety Disorders: Phobias Phobia: persistent, irrational fear of an object or situation e.g., spiders, thunder, people, flying Leads to avoidance of feared thing/situation and causes extreme distress Lifetime prevalence of specific phobias: 14% and social phobia: 13% Prognosis is GOOD
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Anxiety Disorders: OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessions : persistent, uncontrollable intrusions of unwanted thoughts contamination, harming others, sexual acts, orderliness e.g., I left the stove on Compulsions : urges to engage in senseless rituals that temporarily relieve the anxiety caused by the obsessions handwashing, cleaning, checking, counting e.g., checking the stove 50 times before you go to bed to make sure it is off
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