Flashcards in Psych Deck (43):
symptoms for Major Depressive disorder
loss of Interest
Guilt or feelings of worthlessness
loss of Energy
loss of Concentration
Psychomotor retardation, agitation
must have 5 or more sympt for dx for 2 wks or longer (and MUST MUST MUST include depressed mood or anhedonia)
dysthmia - milder; lasting at least 2 yrs (need less sympt)
high potency antipsychotics?
"Try to Fly High"
high potency antipsych SE?
Potent = extraPyramidal symptoms
low potency antipsych?
(Cheating Thieves are LOW)
low potency antipsych SE?
anticholinergic (dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision)
alpha1-blockade (orthostatic hypotension)
SE specific for chlorpromazine
SE specific for thioridazine
schizophrenia time frame?
> 6 mo.
schizophreniform time frame?
brief psychotic disorder time frame?
< 1 mo.
schizoaffective disorder time frame?
at least 2 wks of stable mood and psych sympt
delusional disorder time frame?
> 1 mo.
manic episode time frame?
@ least 1 wk
hypomanic time frame?
at least 4 days
bipolar disorder time frame?
at least 2 yrs (can have normal mood in b/w for up to 2 mo.)
postpartum "blues" time frame?
starts 2-3 days after delivery
resolves w/in 10-14 days
postpartum depression time frame?
starts 4 wks after delivery
lasts at least 2 wks
lasts days to 4-6 wks
dysthymia in adults time frame
at least 2 yrs
dysthymia in children time frame
at least 1 yr
major depressive disorder time frame
lasts 6-12 mo.
at least 5/9 sympt for 2+ wks
NT changes in anxiety
decreased GABA, serotonin
NT changes in depression
decreased NE, serotonin, dopamine
NT changes in Alzheimer's disease
NT changes in Huntington's
decreased GABA, ACh
NT changes in Schizophrenia
NT changes in Parkinson's
increased serotonin, ACh
visual hallucinations = sign of?
dementia or drug intox
auditory hallucinations = sign of?
psych illness (schizo)
olfactory hallucinations = sign of?
aura of psychomotor epilepsy
tactile hallucinations = sign of?
alc withdrawal or cocaine intox
delusional disorder main idea =
NON-bizarre belief (eg. cheating spouse)
this drug class can lead to increased mania
atypical depression sympt + tx
mood reactivity (positive mood to positive event)
heavy feeling in arms/legs
HST to rejection
tx = MAOI, SSRI
PTSD time frame
acute stress disorder time frame
2 days - 1 month
same sympt as PTSD!!
gen anxiety disorder time frame
at least 6 mo.
Cluster A personality disorders
"weird" (Accusatory, Aloof, Awkward)
genetic ass w/ schizo
Cluster B personality disorders
dramatic, emotional, erratic
"wild" (Bad to the Bone)
genetic ass w/ mood disorders + substance abuse
major defense mech in paranoid personality disorder
major defense mech in borderline personality disorder
Cluster C personality disorders
anxious or fearful
"worried" (Cowardly, Compulsive, Clingy)
genetic ass w/ anxiety disorders