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13 Cards in this Set

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psychological disorder
a "harmful disorder" in which behavior is judged to be atypical, disturbing, maladpative, and unjustifiable
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual used as a guidebook for these disorders
medical model
the idea that diseases have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, cured so that psych disorders can be diagnosed, etc. with symptoms and be treated with therapy (possibly hospitilization)
these 2 disorders transcend all cultures
the bio-psycho-social perspective
the idea that biology ,etc are all factors that produce psychological disorders
anxiety disorders
disorders characterized by persistent anxiety, maladaptive behaviors, that create a lot of stress
generalized anxiety disorder
person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal
panic disorder
an anxiety disorder marked by minutes-long episodes of dread, physical symptoms like chest pain, etc.
irrational fear and avoidance of objects or situations
unwanted repetive thoughts (obsessions) with repetitive actions (compulsions)
dissociative disorders
disorders in which conscious awareness becomes seperated from previous memories, thoughts, feelings
dissociative identity disorder
alternating personalities, multiple personalities
personality disorders
psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning