Abnormal Psychology 12 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Antidepressant Drug
A mood-elevating drug.
dissociative disorder; psychogenic amnesia along with recreating a new identity and leaving for elsewhere without being aware of it
Abnormal Behavior: Sociocultural
dysfunctional society
Somatoform Disorder: Psychoanalytic
unresolved conflict
Self-absorbed, expects special treatment, envious of the attention others recieve
Dramatic/Emotionally Problematic Personality Disorders
narcissistic, borderline, antisocial
axis II
personality and developmental disorders
p: maladaptive, long-term ways a person has of interacting with the world
d: aspect of development that is not proceeding typically
anxiety disorder; strong irrational fear of objects or situations that are normally considered harmless; arachnophobia, agoraphobia, social phobia, acrophobia
Highly dramatic, seductive behavior, needs immediate gratification, mood swings, and shallow emotions
Bipolar Disorder
Emotional disorders involving both depression and extremely elevated or manic moods and behavior.
Somatization Disorder
Afflicted people have numerous physical complaints. Typically, they have consulted many doctors, but no organic cause for their distress can be identified.
Cause and development of a disorder
axis III
medical conditions; physical ailments (cancer, brain injury, diabetes)
Catatonic (schizophrenia)
Unusual motor symptoms- uncommon today
Misinterpretations of reality that are believed
Dissociative fugue
Dissociative disorder involving sudden loss of memory, perhaps after a traumatic event, and the assumption of a new identity in a new locale
dissociative disorder types
dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
An extreme, unavoidable preoccupation with certain thoughts and compulsive performance of certain behaviors.
Paranoid Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia marked by a preoccpation with delusions or by frequent auditory hallucinations related to a single theme, especially grandeur or persecution.
Psychoanalytic Causes
Internal conflicts in the unconscious mind from childhood trauma
Mood Disorders: Behaviorist
reinforcement like attention or sympathy
developmental disorder symptoms
disturbances in learning, language, motor or social skills showing up in infancy, childhood, or adolescence
anxiety disorder symptoms
panic attack; pain/tightness of muscles in chest or neck, feeling light headed or faint, profuse sweating, clammy hands
abnormal beh. causes -cognitive
irrational and faulty thinking
An environmental cue, as the length of daylight or the degree of temperature, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism's biological clock.
Tricyclic Antidepressant
Any of a group of pharmacolgically active substancesm as imipramine, that share a common three-ring structure, used to treat depression and cocaine abuse.
A condition in which each thing is properly disposed with reference to other things and to its purpose: methodical or harmonious arrangement.
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
concerned with certain thoughts and performing certain behaviors but not debilitated like in OCD
Somatoform Disorder: Behaviorist
reinforcement or attention or getting out of work because of a disorder
major depressive disorder
mood disorder; lasting and continuous unhappy mood, loss of appetite, fatigue, suicidal thoughts
abnormal beh. causes-humanistic
conditions of worth imposed by society, which cause lowered self-concept
Phobic Disorder
A type of anxiety disorder in which irrational fears (phobias) are focused on specific objectsm, activities, or situations,
Dissociative Disorder: Media
questions about if it is legitimate; cases could be influenced by media or a therapist's questioning
Dissociative identity disorder
A rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. Also called multiple personality disorder. Original personality and unaware of other personalities, which have unique names and behavior patterns
Antisocial Personality Disorder
A person who seems to lack a conscience, is emotionally shallow, impilsive, selfish, and tends to manipulate others; also referred to as a sociopath or psychopath.
somatic disorder symptoms
deal with the body and have no realistic cause for them
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