Complicated relationships i.e. serious, toxic relationships. Uncontrollable Impulsivity i.e. many sexual encounters. Feelings of emptiness, no control over herself (even though she is rarely alone, she complains of boredom) Suicidal thoughts Shannon must have a Borderline Personality Disorder due to the symptoms listed above. 3. While teaching her class one day, Theresa suddenly begins having difficulty breathing. Her heart starts pounding wildly, and she feels weak and dizzy. She feels as if she's having a heart
PSYC 221 – Introduction to Psychological Science attack and is honestly afraid that she's going to die in the next minute or two. (Assume that Theresa is not having a heart attack.) Theresa experiences: Heart problems (heart starts pounding wildly, feels she’s having a heart attack) Abnormal and intense fear of dying in the next minute or two, due to minor health issues Theresa must have a Panic Disorder, because she has just experienced a panic attack based on acute health issues, and assuming it lasted for less than 10 minutes. 4. Although Karina was not personally injured in the earthquake, her mother was injured and her house was badly damaged. She has frequent nightmares about earthquakes, and even when awake she sometimes gets flashes as if she's reliving the experience. The slightest noise or movement around her causes her heart to pound rapidly. Karina experiences: Past incidents, nightmares, intrusive memories about the traumatic event i.e. earthquake She was exposed to a life or death situation, although she wasn’t hurt, she lived through the experience (her mother was injured, and house was damaged) Karina suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, due to the earthquake. 5. Jack has been sleeping a lot less lately, but yet he seems to have a lot of energy. His friend was also concerned by his behavior, like last night when he insisted on driving home even though he was drunk.
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