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    Lecture 5: Psychological Disorders Topics: 1. Anxiety Disorders 2. Somatoform Disorders 3. Dissociative Disorders 4. Mood disorders 5. Schizophrenic Disorders 6. Personality Disorders
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    Diagnosing abnormal behavior.  Three major criteria 1. Deviance. The behavior deviates from what society considers acceptable . 2.- Maladaptive behavior. Everyday adaptive behavior is impaired. 3.- Personal distress. The disorder is identified when people describe their subjective pain and suffering
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    Normality and abnormality exist on a  continuum
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    Anxiety Disorders Feelings of excessive apprehension and anxiety. People experience high levels of anxiety with disturbing regularity. Five principal types of anxiety disorders 1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2. Phobic Disorder 3. Panic Disorder 4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 5. Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Anxiety Disorders (Cont.) Generalized Anxiety Disorder . High level of anxiety not tied to any specific event. The worry symptom. Phobic disorder : High level of anxiety that has a specific focus. Fear of an object or situation that presents no realistic danger. Panic disorder : Recurrent attacks of overwhelming anxiety that occur suddenly.
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  Anxiety Disorders (Cont.) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder : Persistent, uncontrollable intrusion of unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and urges to engage in senseless rituals (compulsions) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder : Associated with a traumatic event. Symptoms:
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