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Flashcards in Abnormal Psych Deck (26):
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Abnormality

Harmful to individual, unusual, disturbing to others, irration

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DSMV

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-doesn't include causes

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Anxiety disorders

Phobia, Generalized Anxiety, Panic, OCD, PTSD

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Agoraphobia

Fear of open, public spaces

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Social phobia

Fear of situation that could be embarassing

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Constant, low-level anxiety

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Panic disorder

Acute episodes of intense anxiety w/o cause

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsession-unwanted thoughts, compulsions-actions

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Somatoform Disorders

Illness Anxiety (hypochondriasis), Conversion disorder (severe physical problem w/o biological basis)

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Dissociative Disorders

Amnesia (Psychogenic-no biological basis, Fugue-Psychogenic and unfamiliar environment), Dissociative Identity disorder

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Dissociative Identity disorder

Several personalities

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Mood/Affective Disorder

Major Depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymic

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Schizophrenic Disorders

Paranoid, Catatonic, Undifferentiated

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Positive symptoms

Excess in behavior

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Negative symptom

Deficit in behavior

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Delusions

Beliefs w/ no basis

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Hallucinations

Perceptions w/o sensory stimuli

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Dopamine theory

High dopamine=schizophrenia, low dopamine=Parkinsons

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Personality disorders

Antisocial, dependent, histrionic, borderline

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Antisocial Personality disorder

Little regard for others' feelings

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Histronic

Overly dramatic behavior

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Borderline personality disorder

Unstable moods, behavior, relationships

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Rosenhan Study

Researchers misdiagnosed with disorders, preconceptions influence

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Anxiety disorders drugs

Xanax, valium, barbiturates

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Mood disorders causes/treatments

Low serotonin, Bipolar: more Ach receptors, lithium

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Schizophrenic disorders causes/treatment

high dopamine, thorazine, haldol