day 3 psych

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  1. Diagnostic impression
    -come up with this by using 5 axials of categories.
  2. (Axial) Axis I
    Clinical disorders

    • -symptoms that cause distress or significantly impair social or occupational functioning
    • ex. Depression, anxiety disorders, subastance abuse
  3. (Axial) Axis II
    personality disorders and mental retardation

    -chronic and enduring problems that generally persist throughout life. Impairs also
  4. (Axial) Axis III
    General medical condition

    -physical disorders that may be relevant to understanding or treating a psych. disorder
  5. (Axial) Axis IV
    psychosocial and environmental problem

    - it can be anything that can contribute to moods and emotional problems
  6. (Axial) Axis VI
    evaluates a persons life from 0 to 100

    40-45 below is suicidal
  7. state disorder
    the patients current state or condition

    -axis I
  8. trait disorders
    enduring problems that seem to be an integral part of self

    -axial II
  9. Anxiety disorders
    -abnormal behavior characterized by unrealistic irrational fear
  10. GAD Generalized Anxiety disorder
    -more common with women

    • -whole body feels anxious for no real reason for it.
    • exhausting
  11. (anxiety disorder) Panic disorder
    pain attacks come out of nowhere
  12. (Anxiety disorder) 3 types of Phobias

    -Specific phobia

    -Social phobias
  13. (Anxiety disorder-Phobias) Agoraphobia
    -fear of enclosed or wide open spaces

    -these people may not ever get out of the house
  14. (Anxiety disorder-Phobias) Specific Phobias
    specific fear of a phobia
  15. (Anxiety disorder-Phobias) Social phobia
    -irrational fear of embarrassing themselves in social situations

    -common: public speaking and eating in public
  16. (anxiety disorders) OCD
    cannot function because they are obsessed with compulsion.

    -performing an act or ritual repeatedly
  17. (Anxiety disorder) PTD
    traumatic. Function normally until the stimulus is triggered.
  18. mood disorders
    -known as affective disorders.

    -are characterized by extreme mood swings.

    -belong in axial I
  19. 2 major types of mood disorders
    major depressive disorder and bipolar
  20. Major depressive disorder
    -mood that is an extreme depression

    -it is a unipolar disorder, one direction of mood.
  21. Adchomia
    feel no pleasure, nothing makes them react positively
  22. Bipolar disorder
    -repeated episodes of mania and depressive
  23. Bipolar 1
    hyper mania, way above normal mania
  24. bipolar 2
    hypomania, above normal but below mania
  25. Scizophrenia
    -axial I

    -psychosis, complete break from reality

    has five symptoms
  26. five symptoms of schizophrenia
    -Perceptual symptoms

    -Language disturbance

    -thought disturbance

    -emotional disturbance

    -behavioral disturbance
  27. (symptoms of schizophrenia) Perceptual disturbances

    -most common are auditory, hearing things.
  28. (symptoms of schizophrenia) Language disturbance
    -word salads

    -coming up with their own words.
  29. (symptoms of schizophrenia) Thought disturbance
    -delusions, mistaken beliefs based on misrepresentation of reality.
  30. (symptoms of schizophrenia-delusion) Delusion of grandeur
    • - they have a delusion thinking they are someone important
    • jesus...
  31. (symptoms of schizophrenia-delusion) Delusion of reference
    -relate unrelated things back to them. thinks everyhthing is done for them

    -radio station talking to them
  32. (symptoms of schizophrenia) Emotional disturbances
    -emotions exaggerated and fluctuate rapidly.

    flattened affect : some have no emotion whatsoever.
  33. (symptoms of schizophrenia) Behavioral disturbances
    -waxy, flexibilty

    -assuming a position for a very long time
  34. Causes of schizophrenia


    -brain abnormalities
  35. (causes of schizophrenia) Genetics
    -genetic similarity most likely means they will share the same schizophrenia gene
  36. (causes of schizophrenia) Neurotransmitters
    -too much dopamine
  37. (causes of schizophrenia) Brain abnormalities
    -abnormalities in brain function or structure
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