PGS 101 Exam 4 study guide(2)

PGS 101 Exam 4 study guide(2) - Movie: Elling Elling 2 years

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Movie: Elling Elling – 2 years institutionalized, but sheltered all his life by mother. Neuroticism Insecure Anxiety Kjell Bjarne – institutionalized for 20 years, took care of his parents Self-mutilation Frank Asli – Social worker Abnormal Psychology Thomas Szasz - People put into mental institutions because their behavior was not considered to be the norm. - Behavior can differ based on region Medical model - Mental Illness Diagnosis vs prognosis - Diagnosis means a determination of what's wrong with you right now. Prognosis means estimation or a projection of how your health will be in the future. Criteria- Outside of the norm Interferes with functioning With every aspect of their life DSM IV & axes - 5 different axes (plural for axis) I Clinical syndromes II Personality disorders: less severe than clinical III Medical conditions IV Psychosocial problems: deals with loss of a loved on V Global assessment of functioning Anxiety disorders Generalized anxiety disorders - disorder (all have this in common): characterized by general anxiety, all the time. Phobic disorder - irrational fears of objects or situations. Ex: (bugs, snakes, heights) Panic disorder - reoccurring attacks randomly in a day Agoraphobia - fear of going out in public, leaving the house Obsessive-compulsive disorder - persistent intrusive thoughts - Fear of contamination Post-traumatic stress disorder - (PTSD, Shellshock) A military term used to categorize a range of behaviors resulting from the stress of battle which decrease the combatant's fighting efficiency. Etiology of anxiety disorders (Origin of anxiety disorders) Somatoform disorders - Physical ailments with no organic basis Somatization disorder - Someone who has a history of diverse physical complaints with no basis Conversion disorder - Paralysis of one or more body system - Talking tends to cure this Hypochondrias - Excessive obsession with becoming terminally ill Etiology of somatoform disorders: Personality Historic or neurotic personalities are more likely to have somatoform disorders
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Neuroticism Cognitive Excessive attention to physical processes and tendency to amplify these sensations Sick Role Psych link, people can find attention to be very rewarding Dissociative disorders - Memory Dissociations (separated) Dissociative amnesia - Loss of memory of certain information due to a certain event Dissociative fugue (temporary) - Loss of memory for all sense of identity info Dissociative identity disorder - Multiple Personality Disorder When someone seemingly has more than one personality with dissociations between them in memory. Etiology of dissociative disorders -
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course PGS 101 taught by Professor Blan during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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PGS 101 Exam 4 study guide(2) - Movie: Elling Elling 2 years

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