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Stress Disorders Occur when stresses outside range of normal human experience cause major emotional disturbance Symptoms: Reliving traumatic event repeatedly, avoiding stimuli associated with the event, and numbing of emotions Acute Stress Disorder Psychological disturbance, lasting up to one month following stresses from a traumatic event , that would produce anxiety in anyone who experienced them Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Lasts more than one month after the traumatic event has occurred; may last for years Typically associated with combat and violent crimes (rape, assault, etc.) Example: the “war” in Iraq Dissociative Disorders Dissociative Amnesia: Inability to recall one’s name, address, or past Dissociative Fugue: Sudden travel away from home and confusion about personal identity Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) Person has two or more distinct, separate identities or personality traits Previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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