Psyc disorders

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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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