Queen’s UniversitySOS: Students Offering Support Raising Marks, Raising Money, Raising Roofs PRACTICE QUESTIONS Which of the following make up the diathesis in the diathesis-stress model? a.a person’s genetic makeupb.a person’s early learning history c.a person’s genetic makeup and early learning historyd.a person’s range of coping capacitye.a person’s total amount of stressAnswer: C Obsession is to thought as compulsion is to __________. For the following case, determine a possible diagnosis and provide proof for your diagnosis. Identify a predisposing, precipitating and maintaining cause of the disorder. Jessica no longer enjoys going to school and seeing her friends since the death of her grandmother. Before her death, her grandmother lived with Jessica and her mother, and Jessica watched her suffer with a mental illness for the last fifteen years of her life. Jessica’s mother has struggled with the loss as well, and spends many of her nights intoxicated on alcohol, which leaves Jessica without someone to talk to about her feelings. Every couple weeks or so, Jessica is happy because she suddenly has energy to go to school and hang out with her friends. During these times, Jessica will spend the entire weekend out partying and drinking with her friends, and then less than a week later, she is unable to get out of her bed to eat or shower. •possible diagnosis –bipolar II disorder –period of depression, followed by hypomanic episodes •depression symptoms: loss of interest in friends and school, loss of appetite, lack of concern about hygiene •hypomanic symptoms: energy to go to school every couple weeks, spends weekend partying and drinking •predisposing cause: grandmother had a mental illness genetics •precipitating cause: death of grandmother •maintaining cause: lack of support from mother Downloaded by Ryan Radisa ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|3982608
Queen’s UniversitySOS: Students Offering Support Raising Marks, Raising Money, Raising Roofs WEEK 22: SCHIZOPHRENIA & MOOD DISORDERS Substance-Related Disorderstwo types of substance-related disorders: substance-use disorders •substance dependence results in tolerance, withdrawal and cravings •substance abuse is when a person’s repeated use of a substance results in adverse consequences substance-induced disorders •intoxication –person suffers negative behavioural changes or psychological effects because of using a substance •withdrawal –person suffers negative behavioural changes or psychological effects because they have stopped using a substance positive symptoms: –known by their presence –thought disorder pattern of disorganized, illogical and irrational thought delusions:beliefs contrary to fact •delusions of persecution
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