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Sheet1 Page 1 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD): }An anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions) +Adrian Monk +Affects 15-30 year olds (especially males). 1 in 5 overcome symptoms by midlife +Germs, cleaning, counting. Biological Perspective on Anxiety Disorders: +Natural Selection makes us fear things that posed a threat. +Snakes, spiders, heights all were trouble. +Compulsions focus on survival activities(avoiding germs). +Genes: Some people are more likely to develop anxieties or phobias (sex dominant disorders) +Identical twins develop similar phobias.
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Unformatted text preview: +Physiology: certain brain structures are more sensitive in some individuals. +Heightened or easily triggered arousal. Dissociative Disorders: +A category of mental illness in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoug h +INCREDIBLY RARE, true multiple personality disorder. +Differences in visual acuity have been between "personalities". +Handedness has been shown to change within dissociated patients. +Memory is different and time is "lost" during dissociated episodes. +A Lawyer in Denver could turn up as Farmer John somewhere else....
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