Lecture _11 - Psychopathology Definition Study of the...

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Psychopathology Definition: Study of the sickness of the mind or behavior Misnomer: abnormal behavior is a statistical concept and a mind cannot get sick Behavior disorders are real and have biological underpinnings.
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual An agreement as to what constitutes a diagnosis Anxiety disorders Schizophrenia Mood disorders
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Anxiety Disorders Anxiety: a diffuse emotional state related to fear, less intense but longer duration Etiology: Behavioral: conflict, stress, guilt, threat Biological: ACTH, glucocorticoids, lactate Good reason to believe its genetic
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Types of anxiety based disorders General anxiety disorder: Symptoms: heart palpitation, tremors, sweating, shakes, rubbery leg Cause: conflict, threat, guilt, stress Prognosis: good
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Anxiety Hypochondriasis Symptoms: organ disfunction, morbid concern over health Cause: ANXIETY, Cause: parent model, early illness Prognosis: bad
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Anxiety Conversion Disorder Symptoms: hysteric disfunction Cause ANXIETY, Cause: conflict, guilt Prognosis: fair
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