EXAM 4 review sheet - PSYCH REVIEW SHEET EXAM 4 CH 16 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS DEF behavior is deviant distressful dysfunctional Generalized Anxiety

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PSYCH REVIEW SHEET -- EXAM 4 CH 16 - PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS - DEF: behavior is deviant, distressful, dysfunctional - Generalized Anxiety Disorder o Person is tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal - Panic Disorder o Marked by a minutes-long episode of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, and other frightening sensations. - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder o Unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions) o The compulsive behavior reduces the anxiety - Dissociative Disorders o Conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings; separate mind and body; observe with a certain amount of detachment - Schizophrenia o Literal translation “split mind” o Disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, inappropriate emotions and actions o 1% of population; genetic basis - Personality Disorders o Disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning; usually without anxiety, depression or delusions - Antisocial Personality Disorder o Disorder in which the person (usually man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even towards friends and family members; may be aggressive and ruthless and a clever con artist - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) o Haunting memories, nightmares, social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety or insomnia that lingers for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience (Vietnam war vets) anxiety disorder - Agoraphobia o Fear or avoidance of situations in which escape might be difficult or help unavailable when panic strikes - Attention Deficit Disorder o Most diagnosed disorder in young children, mostly males o High levels of distractedness CH 17 – TREATMENTS/THERAPY - All therapies help if the patient THINKS they will help o Court ordered therapy is much less effective than voluntary - Family Therapy o Treats the family as a system o Views an individual’s unwanted behaviors as influenced by or directed at other family
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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EXAM 4 review sheet - PSYCH REVIEW SHEET EXAM 4 CH 16 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS DEF behavior is deviant distressful dysfunctional Generalized Anxiety

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