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4 criteria used in determining a psychological disorder.

Manipulative: Interfering with daily life(keep checking something)

Atypical: No typical behavior (boy in dress)

Disturbing: creepy/uncomfortable

Irrational: Phobias

System used by Clinicians in diagnosing psychological disorders.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (Dsm) (5th addition)

Generalized anxiety disorder

contentiously aroused, intense. Cant bring yourself to do it.


Present and irrational fear, avoidance of object and a situation.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Unwanted repetitive. Thoughts and actions

Panic disorder

Feeling of dread. Physical response to stress. Panic attacks. (dying)

Post traumatic stress disorder

(shell shock) Dramatic horrifying experience. (nightmares)

Dissociative amnesia

selective memory loss brought on by extreme stress.

dissociative fugue

person fleas from home and identity uncontinusly and starts a new life.

dissociative identity dissorder

2 or more altering personalities

major depressive disorder

(common cold) No apparent reason. experience 2 or more weeks of feeling worthless.


hyper active and widely active state

bipolar disorder

alternates between depression and mania. S.A.D.- water blues

Paranoid schizophrenic

thinks people are after them/ hallucinations and illusions

disorganized schizophrenic

disorganized speech behavior or flat/ inappropriate emotion.

Catatonic schizophrenic

can talk parrot like. Immobility to the body. statue like

undifferentiated schizophrenic

have symptoms but not fully disordered. (out of touch with reality)

antisocial personalty disorder

clever, serial killers, con artist, lack of conscious, even toward friends and family.

histrionic personality disorder

really acting out, want continuous attention. Needs praise and reassurance.

narcissist personality disorder

everything revolves around them, they are better than everyone.

borderline personality disorder

(14 yr old girl) experience unstable way of thinking, feeling and acting. Unstable identity.

Paranoid personality disorder

person suspects without evidence that others are exploiting, harming and deceiving them.

Schizoid personality disorder

emotional coldness, detachment or flat effect ( no emotion) don't like to be around others or have relationships.

schizotypical personality disorder

odd appearance, like to be around people, but people dont want to be by them

avoidant personality disorder

views them self as socially annept, personally unappealing to others. inferior. bad self esteem

dependent personality disorder

need to be around other people. cant make everyday accessive decisions without advice or reassurance from others.


the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.


an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.


a false belief of opinion


feeling or emotion.


a relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behavior, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality


a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.

seasonal affective disorder

depression associated with late autumn and winter and thought to be caused by a lack of light.

conversion disorder

is a mental health condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system (neurologic) symptoms that cannot be explained by medical evaluation.


an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.


an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.