PSY 150 Chp 16 Vocab

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PSY 150 Chp 16 Vocab
2010-07-27 21:24:41

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  1. Psychological Disorder
    deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional behavior patterns.
  2. DSM
    the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a widely used system for classifying psychological disorders. Presently distributed in an updated "text revision"
  3. Anxiety Disorders
    psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety.
  4. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    An anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autoomic nervous system arousal.
  5. Panic Disorder
    an anxiety disorder marked by unpredictable minutes-long episodes of intencse fread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations.
  6. Phobia
    an anxiety disorder marked by a persistan, irrational fear and acoidance of a specfic object or situation.
  7. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and/or actions.
  8. Mood Disorders
    psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes.
  9. Major-Depressive Disorder
    a mood disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or a medical condition, two or more weeks of significantly depressed moods, feeling of worthlessness, and diminished interest or pleasure in most activites.
  10. Bipolar Disorder
    a mood disorder in which the person alternates between the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and the overexcited state of mania.
  11. Dissociative Orders
    disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings.
  12. Dissociative Identity Disorder
    a rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities.
  13. Schizophrenia
    a group of severe disorder characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions.
  14. Delusions
    false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders.
  15. Personality disorders
    psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior pattern that impair social functioning.
  16. Antisocial Personality Disorder
    a personality disorder in which the person exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members