Flashcards in Chapter 4: Assessment & Diagnosis Deck (38)
What is the one year prevalence of having a mental disorder?
What is the lifetime prevalence of having a mental disorder?
What are the most common mental disorders in the U.S.?
-Substance use disorders
What is windigo?
Algonquin Indians believed that a supernatural monster that ate human beings and had the power to bewitch them and turn them into cannibals
What are the symptoms of Susto? What causes it?
-Symptoms = extreme anxiety, excitability, depression, weight loss, weakness, rapid heartbeat
-Caused by contact w/ supernatural beings or w/ frightening strangers or by bad air from cemetaries
What are the symptoms of Amok? What causes it?
-Symptoms = jump around violently, yell loudly, grab weapons and attach people/objects they encounter
-Caused by stress, severe shortage of sleep, alcohol consumption, extreme heat
What is Koro? What causes it?
-Man suddenly becomes intensely fearful that his penis will withdraw into his abdomen and that he will die as a result
-Caused by an imbalance of yin and yan