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Persistent unwanted  thoughts (obsessions) cause  someone to feel the need  (compulsion) to engage in  a particular action. Obsession about dirt and  germs may lead to  compulsive hand washing.
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder a.k.a. PTSD Flashbacks or nightmares  following a person’s  involvement in or  observation of an extremely  stressful event. Memories of the even cause  anxiety.
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Somatoform Disorders Occur when a person  manifests a psychological  problem through a  physiological symptom. Two types……
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Hypochondriasis Has frequent physical  complaints for which  medical doctors are unable  to locate the cause. They usually believe that  the minor issues (headache,  upset stomach) are  indicative are more severe  illnesses.
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Conversion Disorder Report the existence of  severe physical problems   with no biological reason. Like blindness or paralysis. Pol Pot
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Dissociative Disorders These disorders involve a  disruption in the conscious  process. Three types….
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Psychogenic Amnesia A person cannot remember  things with no physiological  basis for the disruption in  memory. Retrograde Amnesia NOT organic amnesia. Organic amnesia can be  retrograde or antrograde.
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Dissociative Fugue People with psychogenic  amnesia that find  themselves in an unfamiliar  environment. 
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Dissociative Identity Disorder Used to be known as  Multiple Personality  Disorder. A person has several rather  than one integrated  personality. People with DID commonly  have a history of childhood  abuse or trauma.
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Mood Disorders Experience extreme or inappropriate emotion.
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Major Depression A.K.A. unipolar depression Unhappy for at least two  weeks with no apparent  cause. Depression is the common  cold of psychological  disorders.
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Seasonal Affective Disorder Experience depression  during the winter months. Based not on temperature,  but on amount of sunlight.
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