Disorders 3,5 - Disorders 3,5 Anxiety Disorders Most common...

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Disorders 3,5 April 18, 2011 Anxiety Disorders Most common mental disorder Most people can relate to the feeling of anxiety Degree to which anxiety is harmful or develop and adapt to test- so anxious that it interferes- disorder- so extreme that it interferes with adaptation and function in ways that most other people can Includes phobias- so many disorders- Examples o Phobias- social anxiety- performing in front of others o Panic disorders- not really associated with anxiety- not a biological problem (no problem with heart and physical) but the psychological aspect of it. o Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)- experience is so diffused – no clear trigger o Stress disorders- experience something very traumatic- gone into shock and fixated by the event – last more than a month (post traumatic)- everyone that experiences something stressful does not necessarily get post traumatic stress disorder o Obsessive- compulsive disorder (ocd)- obsession (repetitive thoughts- germs, something terrible happening, symmetry) (repetitive actions)- compelled to complete these compulsions they feel like something bad will happen- hard to break this negative disordes Schizophrenia Not as prevalent as other disorders- but it is still generally prevalent Found world wide- that indicates that it is not a product of social and cultural factors Cannot readily identify- but they look at home videos to see some correlations Men are tended to be diagnosed earlier and suffer more severely Organic brain syndrome- genetic factors (if parents have it)- some environmental factors can contribute to the genetic factors (in the womb- starvation, smaller brain, enlarged brain area, abnormalities in brain functions- response, don’t activate regions that they are suppose to but instead other regions are activated, hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech (positive symptoms) they have them and healthy people don’t (in addition to other attribute that healthy people have) - visional hallucinations, feel and taste things- false perceptions but they experience the sensations negative- absence of behavior: loss of will, social withdraw, lost of pleasure (men get them more) more s are criminals- do things that are abnormal to us but they are seeing things
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course PYCHOLOGY 001 taught by Professor Colliney during the Spring '11 term at UPenn.

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Disorders 3,5 - Disorders 3,5 Anxiety Disorders Most common...

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