Neurobiology of Mental Illness-focused notes.txt

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Neurobiology of Mental Illness-focused notes.txt
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  1. Mental impairments that cause the person to loose touch with reality =
    Psychotic disorders
  2. Anxiety and personality disorders are __ disorders.
    Non-psychotic
  3. A persistence untrue belief =
    delusion
  4. Perceiving something that is not really there =
    hallucination
  5. Illogical or unrelated responses to questions =
    disorganized speech
  6. Poor goal directed behavior and personal hygiene =
    disorganized behavior
  7. Deficit of emotion or facial expression =
    flattened affect
  8. Inability to experience pain or pleasure =
    anhedonia
  9. Profound detachment =
    autism
  10. Small vocabulary, echolalia, and perseveration =
    poverty of thought and speech
  11. Meaningless repetition of a word or phrase =
    echolalia
  12. Excessive repetition of a word or phrase =
    perseveration
  13. Schizophrenia, Major depression, and Bipolar disorder are what kind of abnormalities?
    neuroanatomic & neurotransmitter
  14. Excess dopamine, or excess dopamine receptors
    Schizophrenia
  15. Low serotonin, small hippocampus, or overabundant stress hormones
    Major depression
  16. M’s include any or all psychotic disorders =
    Schizophrenia
  17. Anhedonia, dysphoria, restless, irritable, and impaired concentration or cognition (M’s of)
    Major depression
  18. Impaired judgment, appetite, and sleep; hallucinations, and delusions (M’s of)
    Mania a/w Bipolar disorder
  19. Anxiolytics a/w =
    GABA
  20. Anti-depressants a/w =
    Serotonin
  21. Anti-psychotics a/w =
    Dopamine
  22. “Rev-up” stress hormone =
    norepinephrine
  23. “Quiet-down” stress hormone =
    cortisol
  24. Part of brain responsible for emotions =
    Amygdala
  25. Part of brain responsible for executive and higher function =
    Frontal lobe
  26. Uncontrollable worry that is pervasive and persists for at least a month (M’s of)
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  27. Ritualistic behaviors that person feels must be performed anxiety relief (M’s of)
    compulsion
  28. Thoughts, impulses, or images that persist and recur =
    obsession
  29. Abnormal basal ganglia-frontal circuits, and high glucose metabolism in prefrontal cortex =
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  30. Anxiety or terror a/w a perceived threat, intense autonomic response symptoms (M’s of)
    Panic disorder
  31. Instability of mood, behavior, relationships, and self-esteem (C’s of)
    Borderline personality disorder
  32. Life is in a constant state of crisis, history of childhood trauma/crisis =
    Borderline personality disorder
  33. Thoughts or action of suicide or self-harm, searching to be rescued by others (M’s of)
    Borderline personality disorder
  34. Profound trauma as a child, now demonstrates total disregard for others and the law (C’s of)
    Antisocial personality disorder
  35. Lack of remorse, concern or empathy; often charming and laid back; dishonest and deceitful (M’s of)
    Antisocial personality disorder

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