psy 220 - Ch11 book notes

psy 220 - Ch11 book notes - or • More females than males...

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1 Ch. 11: Substance Related and Impulse Control Disorders Impulse Control Disorders 5 Separate Disorders - Intermittent Explosive Disorder - Kleptomania - Pyromania - Pathological Gambling - Trichotillomania Trichotillomania Urge to pull out one’s own hair from anywhere on the body (including the scalp, eyebrows, and arms) This behavior results in noticeable hair loss, distress, and significant social impairment Often severe social consequences - those affected go to great lengths to conceal their behavi-
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Unformatted text preview: or • More females than males - Between 1% - 5% of college students (Scott et al., 2003) • May be some genetic influence -One study (Zuchner et al., 2006) found a unique genetic mutation in a small num-ber of people • Stress may be involved -Increased overlap with PTSD (Chamberlain, Menzies, Sahakian, & Fineberg, 2007) • Research shows SSRIs and cognitive behavioral interventions, but rigorous research trials have yet to be conducted (Chamberlain et al., 2007)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lefbvre during the Spring '10 term at Wofford.

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