PsychologicalDisordersStudyGuide

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Psychological Disorders Readings: Test Items: Book: 3 Lecture: 5 Overlap: 6 Total: 13 Key Terms: Anorexia Nervosa Major Depressive Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Bipolar Disorder Panic Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Phobia Conversion Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder Schizophrenia DSM-IV TR Generalized Anxiety Disorder Anorexia Nervosa- typically begins as a weight-loss diet. eating disorder in which a person (usually an adolescent female) diets and becomes significantly underweight, yet, still feeling fat, continues to starve. Antisocial Personality Disorder- a personality disorder in which the person (usually a man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist. Bipolar disorder- mood disorder in which the person alternates between the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and the overexcited state of mania. Bulimia Nervosa- may also be triggered by weight-loss diet. eating disorder characterized by episodes of overeating, usually of high-calorie foods, followed by vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercise. Conversion Disorder- somatoform disorder in which a person experiences very specific genuine physical symptoms for which no physiological basis can be found. (physical symptoms would be real; sticking pins in the affected area would produce no response) Dissociative Identity Disorder- a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. (formerly called multiple personality disorder) DSM-IV TR- the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—widely used system for classifying psychological disorders.
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