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abnormal psychology

the study of people who suffer from psychological disorders

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abnormality

1. maladaptive and/or disturbing to the individual

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insane

a legal term used to describe people who, because of a psychological disorder, cannot be held fully responsible for their crimes

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

a book used by psychologists to determine if someone has a psychological disorder

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intern's syndrome

the tendency to see in oneself the characteristics of disorders about which one is learning

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phobia

anxiety disorder

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generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

anxiety disorder

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panic disorder

anxiety disorder

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obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

anxiety disorder

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post-traumatic stress disorder

anxiety disorder

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somatoform disorders

when a person manifests a psychological problem through a physiological problem

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hypochondriasis

somatoform disorder

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conversion disorder

somatoform disorder

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dissociative disorders

disruptions in conscious processes

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psychogenic amnesia

dissociative disorder

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organic amnesia

when a person cannot remember things and there is a biological reason

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fugue

dissociative disorder

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dissociative identity disorder

dissociative disorder

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major (unipolar) depression

mood or affective disorder

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seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

dissociative disorder

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bipolar disorder (manic depression)

dissociative disorder

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Aaron Beck

cognitive theorist who believes that the cognitive triad causes depression

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cognitive triad

theorized by Aaron Beck

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schizophrenia

disordered, distorted thinking often demonstrated through delusions and/or hallucinations

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delusions

beliefs that have no basis in reality

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hallucination

perception without sensory stimulation

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disorganized schizophrenics

use language oddly with neologisms and/or clang associations

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neologisms

a characteristic of disorganized schizophrenics

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clang associations

a characteristic of disorganized schizophrenics

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inappropriate affect

a characteristic of disorganized schizophrenics