Flashcards in USMLE Psych Deck (29)
Discontinue reinforcement leading to behaviour elimination
Do something to stop unpleasant stimulus
Transferring avoided ideas and feelings to a neutral person
Temporary, drastic change in personality, memory, consciousness, motor behaviour to avoid emotional stress
Modeling behaviour after another person who is more powerful
Separating feelings from ideas and events
Isolation of affect
Attributing an unacceptable internal impulse to an external source
Replacing a warded-off idea or feeling by an unconscious emphasis on the opposite
Believing that people are either all good or all bad at different times due to intolerance of ambiguity.
Order of loss of orientation?
Time, place, person
Hallucinations upon falling asleep
Hallucinations upon waking up
Tactile hallucinations are seen in what condition?
Alcohol withdrawal (sensation of bugs crawling under the skin)
What is dysthymia?
Mild depression lasting more than two years
What is cyclothymic disorder?
Mild depression with hypomania for at least two years
How long does a delusion have to last for it to be a delusional disorder?
How long before you can dx schizophrenia?
How long before you can diagnose mania?
How long before you can dx MDD?
What are the features of pathologic grief?
> 6 months, fulfills MDD criteria, +/- psychosis
When is ECT used?
Refractory depression, depression with psychosis, acutely suicidal patients
Generalized anxiety disorder vs adjustment disorder?
Adjustment disorder 6 months, no ID'ed stressor
How long before you can dx PTSD?
What is schizoaffective disorder and how long til you can dx?
Two weeks, psychosis with superimposed depression or mania.
Euphoria, grandiosity, pupillary dilation, prolonged wakefulness and attention. Intoxication with?
Belligerence, impulsivity, tachycardia, homicidality, psychosis, delirium, seizures. Intoxication with?
Perceptual distortions, depersonalization, anxiety, paranoia, psychosis. Intoxication with?
How long to dx PTSD?
> 1 month