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 11/12/10 Click to edit Master subtitle style Psychological Disorders Valerie Miller Axia College of University of Phoenix
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 11/12/10 Psychological Disorders o Behaviors or mental processes that are connected with various kinds of distress or impaired functioning. o They are not expectable responses to specific events.
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 11/12/10 DSM - IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual o Categorization of psych disorders in U.S. o 5 – Axis model adopted in 1980 o Axis 1 - Clinical disorders (ex: mood and anxiety disorder) o Axis 2 - Personality disorders (ex: narcissism, antisocial and mental retardation) o Axis 3 - General medical conditions (ex: physical medical conditions) o Axis 4
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 11/12/10 Anxiety Disorders o Includes phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive- compulsive disorder, traumatic stress disorders.
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 11/12/10 Phobias o Types of phobias include specific phobia, social phobia, and agoraphobia. o Specific phobia is an excessive, irrational fear of a specific object or situation, such as snakes or heights. o Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder , is a persistent fear of social interactions in which one might be scrutinized or judged negatively by others. o Agoraphobia is fear of open or crowded places.
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 11/12/10 Panic Disorder o People experience abrupt attacks of acute, intense anxiety or sheer terror. o The attacks come “out of the blue” at first. o Physical symptoms include shortness of breath, heavy sweating, tremors, and pounding of the heart. o Not unusual for the person to think they are having a heart attack.
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Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder o People have recurrent, troubling obsessions, compulsions, or both. o The obsessions or compulsions cause personal distress or impaired functioning.
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course PSY210 PSY210 taught by Professor Pizza during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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