Psych: Psychopathology

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  1. A large group of disorders characterized by unrealistic anxiety and other associated problems
    Neurosis
  2. Stress-related disorder characterized by amnesia, fugue, or multiple personality
    Dissociative Disorder
  3. Group of psychotic disorders involving major disturbances in perception, language, thought, emotion, and behavior
    Schizophrenia
  4. Type of anxiety disorder characterized by intense, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation
    Phobia
  5. The co-occurence of two or more disorders in the same person at the same time
    Comorbidity
  6. Perspective that assumes diseases have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and possibly cured
    Medical Perspective
  7. A legal term applied when people cannot be held responsible for their actions
    Insanity
  8. The specialized branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disordres
    Psychiatry
  9. Mistaken beliefs based on misrepresentation of reality
    Delusions
  10. A theory suggesting that Schizophrenia is caused by an overactivity of dopamine neurons in a specific region of the brain
    Dopamine Hypothesis
  11. Personality disorder characterized by egocentrism, lack of conscience, impulsive behavior, and manipulation of others
    Antisocial Personality Disorder
  12. Inflexible, maladaptive personality traits that cause significant impairment of social functions
    Personality Disorders
  13. Type of abnormal behavior characterized by unrealistic irrational fear
    Anxiety Disorder
  14. Seligman's Theory, a state of helplessness  or resignation in which people or animals learn that escape from something painful is impossible and depression results
    Learned Helplessness
  15. Patterns of emotion, thought, and action considered pathological (diseased or disordered) for one or more of these reasons: statistical infrequency, disability or dysfunction, personal distress, or violation of norms
    Abnormal Behavior
  16. Type of anxiety disorder characterize by sudden and inexplicable attacks of intense fear
    Panic Disorder
  17. Imaginary sensory perceptions that occur without external stimuli
    Hallucinations
  18. Serious mental disorders characterized by extreme mental disruption and loss of contact with reality
    Psychosis
  19. A mental disorder in which at least two separate and distinct personalities exist within the same person
    • Multiple Personality Disorder
    • or
    • Disassociative Identity Disoder
  20. Behavioral deficits in Schizophrenia
    Negative Symptoms
  21. Helps diagnose and categorize mental disorders and their symptoms
    DSM-IV-TR
  22. Persistent thoughts are relieved by ritualistic ations
    OCD

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