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The Four Criteria used in Determining a Psychological Disorder

1. Disturbing

2. Atypical

3. Irrational/Unjustifiable

4. Maladaptive- disrupts our daily functions

System used by Clinicians in Diagnosing Various Psychological Disorders

The DSM, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

stress related disorders- can be genetic.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

the person is continually tense, apprehensive, and aroused.


a fear of something- a persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

unwanted repetitive thoughts and actions.

Panic Disorder

a minute long episode of terror and feeling of dread, chokes up and has a physical reaction due to a mental condition.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

caused from a traumatic occasion- symptoms include many things such as nightmares, anxiety, etc.

Dissociative Disorders

usually caused from extreme abuse.

Dissociative Amnesia

selective memory brought on by extreme stress.