Unformatted text preview: rmalities in the brain’s neurotransmitters systems Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders 1. 2. Somatoform Disorders Psychological difficulties that take on a physical (somatic) form, but no medical cause Hypochondriacs – Constant fear of illness and a preoccupation health Conversion disorder physical disturbance, inability to see, hear, or to move an arm or leg with psychological cause. Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders 1. 2. 3. Dissociative disorders separation of critical personality facets that are normally integrated, allowing stress avoidance through escape Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality) Individual displays characteristics of two or more distinct personalities Dissociative Amnesia a significant selective memory loss occurs Dissociative Fugue amnesiac condition where people take sudden, impulsive trips, sometimes assuming a new identity Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders Mood Disorders Emotional disturbance strong enough to intrude on everyday living 1. Major Depression– Severe depression lasting months or years, person experiences characteristic sy...
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