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Dissociative and Personality Disorders & Mood Disorders
Conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories, thoughts and feelings is what type of disorder?
The disorder formely known as multiple personality disorder is
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
What types of disorders are characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning, usually without anxiety, depression or delusions are
A person who exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing even toward friends and family has what type of disorder?
Anti-Social Personality disorder
People with Anti-Social Personality showed a decreased activity in what part of their brain?
What are the three different mood disorders?
1. Major Depressive Disorder
2. Bipolar Disorder
What is considered to be the "common cold" of mood disorders?
Major Depressive Disorder
How long do depression symptoms have to be present for in order for it to be classified as Major Depressive Disorder?
Two weeks or more
Dysthymic Disorder is characterized by...
daily depression lasting two years or more. Lies between blue mood and major depressive disorder
Bipolar disorder alternates between what two states?
depression and mania
What 4 famous writers, poets & composers suffered from bipolar disorder?
Whitman, Wolf, Hemingway & Clemens
Which gender world wide is more susceptible to depression?
The biological perspective for mood disorders states that
mood disorders run in the family
A reduction in what two neurotransmitters are linked with depression?
Norepinephrine & Serotonin
The social cognitive perspective suggests that depression arises partly from what two things?
self-defeating beliefs & negative explanatory styles