Obsessive compulsive disorder obsession persistent

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsession – Persistent thoughts, ideas, impulses, or images that invade consciousness Compulsion – Repetitive and rigid behaviors or mental acts that a person feels compelled to perform to reduce distress 2% of the U.S. population suffer from OCD (APA, 1994).
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PTSD Distinct patterns of behavior that arise in reaction to a psychologically traumatic event. 7.8% of U.S. population will experience at least one episode in their lifetime Symptoms: Re-experiencing traumatic event, avoidance, reduced responsiveness, increased arousal (anxiety/guilt)
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Mood Disorders 1) Unipolar depression 2) Bipolar Depression
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Unipolar Depression Severe, long lasting, and debilitating sadness. 5-10% of the U.S. population experiences clinical depression in a given year (Kessler et al, 1994) Symptoms: Feelings of sadness, loss of sense of humor, lack of drive, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, staying in bed, easily distracted
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Bipolar Depression Depressive episodes followed by manic episodes. Mania – dramatic and inappropriate elevations of mood. 1.5% of the U.S. population suffers from bipolar depression (Kessler et al, 1994) Symptoms: hyperactivity, insomnia, arbitrary decision making, delusions.
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Other Disorders Memory disorders (Alzheimer’s, Amnesia, Korsakoff’s ) Perceptual disorders (Agnosia, Prosopagnosia, Neglect, Balint’s) Language disorders (Broca’s Aphasia, Wernicke’s Aphasia) Physical Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity) Misc. (Phantom Limb, Imposter Effect, Autism, Schizophrenia)
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Therapy Regimens 1) Behavioral Therapy 2) Cognitive Therapy 3) Psychoanalytic Therapy 4) Humanistic Therapy 5) Family Therapy 6) Biomedical Therapy
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