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14 Cards in this Set

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- 22:1 diagnosed with mental disorder to cancer
- 1/2 adult will eventually be diagnosed with mental disorder
prevalence of mental disorders
1. Drugs/ECT/Surgery
2. Psychoanalysis
3. Conditioning
4. Change pattern of thinking
5. Eclectic (drugs & psychotherapy)
Treatment (5)
-Generalized anxiety disorder= vague but intense fears/neurotic
- Panic disorder = terror attacks
-Phobias= exessive fear
- Obesessive Compulsive - recurring thoughts, repetitive actions
Anxiety Disorders
- Major Depressive Disorder= sadness
- Bipolar Disorder= alternating bouts of mania & depression
Mood disorders
- young boys more depressed before puberty
- women more depressed after puberty
gender differences in depression
persistent involutary thought, image, or impulse that invades consciousness and causes great distress
persistent, irresistable, and irrational urge to perform an act or ritual repeatedly
- men are more violent, use higher weapons, higher % succeed
- women use poisen or pills
Suicide: gender differences
- Hallucinations
- Delusions
- Disorganized speech
- Thought and behavior

- Lack of emotional response
- Limited Speech
- Apathy, withdrawal, unmotivated
- Paranoid - delusions of grandeur, persecution
- Disorganized - hallucinations, silliness, delusions, bizarre behavior
- Catatonic - statue
- Undifferentiated - don't conform to typical types
Types of Schizophrenia (4)
- birth trauma, virus, malnutrition, head injury
- more likely in men
risk factors for schizophrenia
-hypochondriasis - concerned physical ailments to be serious disease
- conversion - loss of motor or sensory functioning not due to a physical cause but solves a psychological problem
Somatoform disorders (2)
-amnesia- complete/partial loss of ability to remember personal info/ past experiences

-fugue- complete loss of memory of sensory functioning not due to a physical cause but solves a psychological problem
dissociative disorders (3)
long-standing, inflexible, maladaptive, pattern of behavior and relating to others, which begins in childhood
personality disorder