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Psychology Applied Modern Life Chapter 14 Vocabulary
involves intense fear of gaining weight, disturbed body image, refusal to maintain normal weight, and dangerous measures to lose weight.
involves distress-inducing eating binges that are not accompanied by the purging, fasting, and excessive exercise seen in bulimia.
is marked by the experience of both depressed and manic periods.
involves habitually engaging in out-of-control overeating followed by unhealthy compensatory efforts, such as delf-induced vomiting, fasting, abuse of laxatives and diuretics, and excessive exercise.
is marked by striking motor disturbances, ranging from muscular rigidity to random motor activity.
indicates the percentage of twin pairs or other pairs of relatives that exhibit the same disorder.
is characterized by a significant loss of physical function with no apparent organic basis, usually in a single organ system.
are false beliefs that are maintained even though they clearly are out of touch with reality.
Involves distinguishing one illness from another.
a particularly severe deterioration of adaptive behavior is seen
a sudden loss of memory for important personal information that is too extensive to be due to normal forgetting.
are class disorders in which people lose contact with portions of their consciousness or memory, resulting in disruptions in their sense of identity.
people lose their memory for their sense of personal identity.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
involves the coexistence in one person of two or more largely complete, and usually very different, personalities.
are severe disturbances in eating behavior characterized by preoccupation with weight and unhealty efforts to control it.
The study of distribution or physical disorders in a population.
Refers to the apparent causation and developmental history of an illness.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
is marked by a chronic high level of anxiety that is not tied to any specific threat.
are sensory perceptions that occur in the absence of real external stimulus or that represent gross distortions of perceptual input.
is characterized by excessive preoccupation with health concerns and incessant worry about developing physical illness.
Major Depressive Disorder
people show persistent feelings of sadness and despair and a loss of interest in previous sources of pleasure.
Previously known as-Bipolar Disorder
marked by the experience of both depressed and manic periods.
Proposes that it is useful to think of abnormal behavior as a disease.
Dissociative Identity Disorder- involves coexsistence in one person of two or more largely complete, and usually very different personalities.
are a class if disorders marked by emotional disturbances that may spill over to disrupt physical, perceptual, social, and thought processes.
chemicals that carry signals from one neuron to another.
Obsessive-Complusive Disorder (OCD)
is marked by persistent, uncontrollable intrusions of unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and urges to engage in senseless rituals (compulsions).
is characterized by recurrent attacks of overwhelming anxiety that usually occur suddenly and unexpectedly.
is dominated by delusions of persecution, along with delusions of grandeur.
is marked by a persistent and irrational fear of an object or situation that presents no realistic danger.
Refers to the percentage of a population that exhibits a disorder during a specified time period.
Is a forecast about that probable course of an illness.
are a class of disorders that are marked by disturbances in thought that spill over to affect perceptual, social, and emotional processes.
is marked by a history of diverse physical complaints that appear to be psychological in origin.
are physical ailments that cannot be fully explained by organic conditions and are largely due to psychological factors.
is marked by idiosyncratic mixtures of schizophrenic symptoms.
Criteria of Abnormal Behavior