Psyc disorders


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Unformatted text preview: mptoms 1. Worthless feelings 2. Loneliness 3. Crying 4. Sleep disturbance 5. Suicide Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders Women are diagnosed more frequently with depression Suicide Rates In the United States Suicide Rates In the United States Most common among those 65 and older The third leading cause of death among adolescents Leading cause of death among college students Women attempt suicide 3 times as often as men Men are 4 times as likely to commit suicide Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders 2. Bipolar disorder ­ person sequentially experiences periods of mania and depression Mania Extended state of intense, wild elation Personality Disorders Personality Disorders 1. 2. 3. Narcissistic personality disorder ­ Exaggerated sense of self­importance Antisocial personality disorder (sociopath) ­ no regard for moral and ethical rules of society or others’ rights. Borderline personality disorder ­ difficulty in developing a secure sense of self Major Psychological Disorders Major Psychological Disorders Schizophrenia ­ Class of disorders in which severe distortion of reality occurs Decline from a previous level of functioning Disturbances of thought and language Delusions Hallucinations and perceptual di...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course PSYC 1001 taught by Professor Domangue during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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