Chapter 13 Study Guide

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Chapter 13 Study Guide - Ami McCarthy - PSY101-012 - Dr Helen Burroughs 1. State the definition of psychopathology - the scientific study of the origins, symptoms and development of psychological disorders . 2. Describe the DSM-IV-TR - Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders, 4 th Ed, Test Revision; book published by the Amer Psychiatric Assn describing the specific symptoms and diagnostic guidelines for different psychological disorders. . 3. Read page 508 and explain how the media views individuals with mental disorders. - People with mental disorders are the most stigmatized group portrayed on tv - either helpless victim or evil villain, unpredictable, dangerous and violent. The incidence of violent p=behavior among current or former mental patients is grossly exaggerated in media portrayals. 4. Know the facts of the NCS study - psychological disorders were much more prevalent than previously thought. 1 in 3 (30%) of respondents had experienced the symptoms of a psychological disorder during the previous 12 months. Almost 1 in 2 adults (48%) had experienced symptoms at some time in their life. 80% of those who suffered from symptoms of a mental disorder in the previous year had not sought any type of treatment or help for their symptoms. Many people could benefit from mental health treatment but don’t seek it, and most people seem to weather the symptoms without becoming debilitated. Women had a higher prevalence of anxiety and depression and men had a higher prevalence of substance abuse and antisocial personality disorder. 5. Anxiety Disorders: A. When does anxiety become a disorder? - when anxiety becomes , maladaptive , disrupting everyday activities, moods and thought processes - it’s irrational, uncontrollable and disruptive B. What is free-floating anxiety? GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder - global, persistent, chronic and excessive apprehension; constantly feeling tense and anxious; when 1 source of anxiety is removed, another moves in to take its place. C.
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