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Chap. 12

What is mean by social non-conformist
Challenging social standard for acceptable conduct.

Failure to conform to social norms or the usual minimum standards for social conduct.

Someone in a car has a pink wig on, walking on campus or a flowing purple robe.
What are "Psychotic Disorders?"
A severe mental disorder characterize by retreat from reality by hallucination, delusion and by social withdrawal

Example: Homeless person talking to themselves; hear or see things others don't
a) What are the general risk factors
that contribute to a mental disorder?

b) What is the meaning to mental
a) Poverty, family, social conditions

b) A significant impairment in
psychological functioning.
What is Generalized Anxiety Order?

Give an example.
Irrational; anger against society

Example: Timothy McKay; Uni bomber
A person with an Organic Brain Disorder?
A mental emotional problem cause by brain diseases or injuries

Contracted by virus

Car Accident
What is a Mood Disorder?
A serve re psychological disorder characterized by a retreat from reality, by hallucination and delusions, and by social withdrawal

Example: Schizophrenia, mind plays
tricks on you,
Hallucinations:"It's A
Beautiful Mind" (Movie)
What does DSM IV (4)stand for?
Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

In the US & Canada the DSM helps psychiatrist identify mental disorders & select the best therapies to treat them.

Guide & Ranking the category of the disorder
How Do Humanist see mental illness?
Roger believed that anxious individuals have build up an un-realistic mental images of themselves, which leave them vulnerable to contradictory information.
Define Hallucinations?
Imaginary sensation such as seeing, hearing or smelling something that doesn't exist.
What are Delusions?
A false belief held against all contrary evidence
What do major mood disorders appear to be?
Emotional Extremes, very moody, sudden mood changes (happy then sad)

Feelings of failure, sinfulness, guilt, worthlessness and total despair

Major depressive disorder: Bi-Polar
disorders I and II
What are Anxiety Disorders?
Feeling of panic, disruptive, irrational fears, worries

Distorted Behaviors

2 Additional Anxiety Disorders:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Acute Stress disorder
Define Mood Disorders:
A mature disturbance in mood or emotion such as: depression, mania

Feel sad, hopeless

Talk too loud, fast

Have a rush of ideas, feelings that others think are unreasonable
Also called "Bi-Polar Disorder"
What is the behaviorist approach to mental illness?
The use of learning principle to make constructive changes to ones behavior.

They can alter their behavior through lifestyle changes, heavy brain meds, or conditioning.
What is Somatoform Disorder?
Physical symptoms that mimic disease or injury for which there is no unidentifiable physical cause.

You feel psychically sick, but your doctors says nothing is wrong w/you.

You are preoccupied with thoughts about being sick.
What is Dissociative Disorder?
Temporary amnesia, multiple personality, or depersonalization.

You feel like your are a robot or a stranger to yourself.

Others tell you that you have done things that you don't remember doing.
What are the 3 major systems of "Mental Illness?"
Exceptive anxiety (biting your nails)

Inter-personal relations: You think your hair looks bad that you don't want to go out, don't want people looking at your hair.

Loss of control
Chap. 13

An approach that is incompatible with insight therapy is
Action Therapy
Which type of therapy is LEAST likely to bring about personal change?
Supportive Therapy