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  1. patterns of thought, emotion or behavior that are distruptive either for the person affected or others
  2. attributes psychoological disorders to the combo and interaction of biological factors, psychological processes and socialcultural contexts
    biopsychosocial model
  3. what book classifies disorders?
    DSM-IV: diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  4. the book includes 5 axises:
    • -RECORDS major mental disordrs
    • -NOTES disorders and mental retardation
    • -REFELCTS any revelant physical conditions
    • -RECORDS any psychosocial or environmental problem
    • -RATEing of curretn level functioning
  5. phobia
    strong inrrational fear of an object or situation that may not be dangerous
  6. phobia that involves fear of specific situation or thing
  7. social phobia
    chronic anxiety over others negative evaluations or acting in a way tahts embarrasing
  8. agoraphobia
    strong fear of being seperated form a safe place
  9. generalized anxiety disorder
    excessive and long lasting anxiety thats not focused on any particular object or situation
  10. panic disorder
    panic attacks, heart palpitations, sweating
  11. OCD;
    often upsetting thoughts that may produce urges to perfrom reptitive behaviors
  12. somatoform
    involves system of a somatic or phsyical disorder w/ a physical cause
  13. conversion
    1 appears to be blind, deaf, paralyzed that cant be explained medically
  14. hypochondriasis
    strong fear of coming down w. a specific illness
  15. somatization
    recurring, multipile dramatic n clinical complaints of pain
  16. pain disorder
    complaints of severe constant pain with no physical cause
  17. dissociative
    intense disruptions in memory, identity and consciousness
  18. in fugue state; you
    lose all autobiographical memory temporary to a new identity
  19. sudden memory loss that is caused by psychological stress but 1 doenst create new identity
    dissociative amnesia
  20. more than 1 identity of each may speak, act differently
    dissociative identity
  21. disorder of feeling sad or hopeless for long periods of time, loses all interests in activives
    major depressive disorder
  22. characterisitics of MDD:
    guilt, worthlesness, eating habits
  23. severly disturbed thoughts, emotion, n behavior
  24. when ppl have schizophrenia:
    • -they have delusions of persecution (false beliefs)
    • -delusions of grandeaur
    • -ideas of reference
    • -thought broadcasting
    • -thought blocking
    • -hallucinations
    • -flat effect
  25. 3 types of schizophrenia:
    • -paranoid (delisions of persecutions or grandear. anger, anxiety and jealousy)
    • -disorganized (jumbled delusions, hallucinations, etc)
    • -catatonic (effects movement, alternates btw total immobitilty and wild excitment)
  26. personality disorders are grouped into 3 clusters:
    • -odd centric (paranoid)
    • -anxious fearful (OCD, dependent personality)
    • -dramatic-erractic (narcissistic, antisocial)
  27. committment process-2 rationales:
    • -parens patrae: state to act as parent n protect a disabled person
    • -state protects other ppl
  28. 2 kinds of committment:
    emergency and long term
  29. committment process in general:
    • -petiton for committment must be initialized,
    • -exam can take anywhere,
    • -emergeny = 72 hrs and person is realzed unless court ask for longterm
  30. shizophrenia was described by
    emil kraepelin, german psychologist
  31. shizoprenia was described as
    most tragic n mysterious of all mental illnesses
  32. beautiful mind movie -
    about john nash's bio. his illness was a classic case of paranoid shizo. didnt believe he was sick, learned to ignore his voices
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