Psyc disorders

System peoplesproblemsoftendonotfitneatly

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Unformatted text preview: ural context in which psychological problems appear Axis V: Rating (from 1 to 100) of current level of psychological, social, and occupational functioning Problems with the Diagnostic Problems System People’s problems often do not fit neatly in one category The same symptoms appear as part of more than one disorder There is a possibility of personal bias due to the somewhat subjective nature of diagnostic judgments Labeling people may be dehumanizing Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders 1. Anxiety Disorders Phobic disorder ­ Intense, irrational fears of specific objects or situations DSM­IV Phobia Subtypes DSM­IV Phobia Subtypes Specific Phobia: Fear and avoidance of specific stimuli and situations Social Phobia: Anxiety about being negatively evaluated by others or acting in a way that is embarrassing or humiliating Agoraphobia: Strong fear of being separated from a safe place or from a safe person, or of being trapped where escape may be difficult or help is unavailable Some Phobias Some Phobias Acrophobia: Heights Aerophobia: Flying Claustropho...
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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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