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Questions from midterms (might be on the FINAL) (1)Debriefing sessions after traumatic event (ex. Bank robbery) is often NOT a good idea (2) “Lycanthropy” refers to situations like a group of people believing that they are possessed by wolves (3) “Life stressors” is in Axis IV (4) “Mass madness” disordered behavior by a group of people that seems to be caused by hysteria (5) GAF of 100 means that patient is functioning very well, the disorder is NOT causing schizoid personality (8) “Cyclothymic disorder” = minor bipolar (9) Unlike anorexia, bulimia patients are usually of normal weight (10) 2 general characteristics of personality disorders chronic interpersonal difficulties & problems with identity and sense of self (11) When you try to leave a person with: Dependent personality, “who is going to make decisions for me?”, Borderline, “I’m going to kill myself” (12) Alcohol abuse often co-occur with other disorder and it might have a very significant negative effect on the treatment outcome (13) “Alogia” is a symptom of schizophrenia, doesn’t talk much, stare when asked questions, not expressive (14) Challenge in treating eating disorders ADD/ADHD : impulsivity, excessive or exaggerated motor activity such as aimless or haphazard running or fidgeting, and difficulties in sustaining attention, NOT anxious, Usually IQ 7 – 15 below average, Boys are 6 – 9 times more prevalent than girls, Comorbity with oppositional defiant disorder. Causes : still debated, genetic inheritance seems to be one of the major factors . Treatments (NO CURE): Ritalin (amphetamine); very effective but has some side effects such as decreased blood flow & hormone, and insomnia, Pemoline; has different chenimal structure than Ritalin and has less side effects. Strattera; non- stimulant, side effect include decreased appetite, vomiting, nausea, liver damage. Behavioral therapy (positive reinforcement), family counseling, parenting guide, medication > therapy . Change in diet (food) does NOT make much difference Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder : Appears around 8-9, earlier CD appears, more likely to become Antisocial Disorder. CD: Persistent, repetitive violation of rules and a disregard for the
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY Abnormal taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '10 term at UC Irvine.

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