What are the symptoms of anxiety? What causes anxiety?
Symptoms are restlessness, feeling on the edge, irritabilty, muscle tensions, difficulty concentrating, and sleep disturbance. Causes are heredity, evolution, and brain function.
What are the characteristics of phobic disorders?
Fear (distruptive) irrational of a particular object or situtation.
What is OCD and what are some tell tale signs of OCD?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: unwanted, repetitive, thoughts and actions. 2 major symptoms: Obsessions and Complusions
What is PSD? How can you get it? Who can get it?
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: reliving a serverly upsetting event in unwanted reoccuring memories and dreams. Anyone can get it from intense stress or had a bad experience.
Describe Major Depressive Disorder?
A mood disordder in which a person for no apparent reason expierence at least 2 weeks of depressed moods, diminshed interest in activities, and feeling of worthlessness.
What is bipolar Disorder or Manic Depression?
a mood disorder in which the person alternated between the hopelessness of depression and the overexcited and unreasonable optimistic state of mania.
What causes Mood Disorders? How can you get a mood disorder?
heredity, brain function, attributions, way we think
What are Dissociate Disorders? List and describe all three.
Dissociative Disorders in which the sense of self has become sepereated from previous memories, thoughts or feelings. 1. Dissociative Amnesia is loss of memory of a traumatic event. 2. Dissociative Fugue is loss of identity and travel to a new location. 3. Dissociative Identity Disorder is two or more distinct personalities.
What are mind-body problems? List and describe them.
1. Hypochondriasis is imagined illness 2. psycho physiological disorders are medical conditions produced by psychological factors 3. conversion disorder is anxiety produces a loss of physical function.
Describe Schizophrenia. What are the symptoms?
a group of severe disorders characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions and in appriopiate emotions and actions and hallucinations
Describe personality disorders. How can they be categorized?
psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and lasting behavior patterns that disrupt social functioning 1. releated to anxiety 2. odd or exxentric behaviors 3. dramatic or impulsive behaviors