Mental Health and Disorders_Notes-1

Mental Health and Disorders_Notes-1 - Mental Health &...

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Lecture Outline l Psychological disorders ¡ Anxiety l ¡ Bipolar disorder ¡ Depression ¡ Suicide l Suicide l Resources at GT
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Definitions l Self-concept ¡ Set of core beliefs & values that you feel describes yourself l Self-esteem ¡ How you feel about yourself, value l Self-confidence ¡ Belief in you abilities and yourself l Locus of Control (p. 228-229) ¡ Internal p. 243-246
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Common Stressors in College Life
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Psychological Disorders I l Genetic differences ¡ Underlie differences in how brain processes information and experiences l Learning l Life events
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Psychological Disorders II l Anxiety ¡ Simple, specific, social phobias ¡ Panic disorders ¡ Generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD) ¡ Obsessive-Compulsive disorders (OCD) ¡ Post-Traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) l Treatment
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Anxiety - General l Fear : basic and useful emotion ¡ Modern use: self-protection, cope ¡ Problem: if out of proportion to real danger l When is it considered a disorder? ¡ Experienced daily
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Amygdala is essential for accurate social judgements Approachability Norm Bilat Right Left Ctrl Norm Bilat Right Left Ctrl Bilateral lesions of the amygdala: ↑ trust Everyone looks the same (positive)
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- Phobias The fear of something specific . Most common phobias include : Spiders, insects, snakes, dogs, cats Flying, heights Enclosed spaces Sex Blood, injury, doctors, dentists How do they start? A dramatic event
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