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CAUSES AND MOOD DISORDERS vii. eating disorder
a serious psychotic mental disorder that afflicts one out of every 100 people or 6%
a. symptons of schizophrenia (emphasis on Paranoid)
* distrubances in perception (impared filtering and selection).
(e.g., hearing voices, seeing things,etc).
*distrubances in language & though
*emotional disturbances-exaggerated or blunted emotions
*behavioral distrubances-social withdrawal, bizarre mannerisms
1. biological theory:
recent research indicates that there may excess dopamine
in the temporal areas of the brain and a depletion of dopamine in the frontal areas.
c. brain function
most scientist agree that schizophrenia has a biological cause, but there are psychosocial
* stress- extremely stresful situation often triggers this disorder
* family communications
a tendency to be critical and hostile or to be emotionally over-involded-canlead to a relapse or worsening of symptons.
invole inflexible, maladaptive perosnality traits
"SOCIPATH," PSYCHOPATH" MOST SERIOUS
*lack guilt, remorse
* superficial charm
borderline personality- characterized by:
*instability in relationships
drug use causes harm to self or others, i.e interferes w/ a person's social or occupational functioning.
tolerance and or / withdrawal
distrubances in eating behavior that invole maladaptive and unhealthy efforts to control body weight .
anorexia nervos (20% die)
an eating disorder involving intense fear of gainingweight coupled with refusal to maintain normal body weight.
an eating disorder in which individuals engage in recurrent episodes of binge eating
followed by some form of purging.