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CP Pyschosocial


depression sense of worthlessness, guilt- can be genetic, or caused by low seratonin levels
depression is 2x more common in women
men are less likely to admit and... 4x more likely to commit suicide (in 70's or 80's)
rx for depression physical exam, medication, psycho therapy, exercise, electrotherapy
schizophrenia altered sensory perception disorder w/physical & psychological changes. typically diagnosed in adolescence or young adults
rx for schizophrenia meds, counselling, therapy
generalized anxiety excessive, unrealistic worry that lasts for more than 6 months. sometimes accompanied by physical complaints
OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder- persistant recurring thoughts or exaggerated fears, along w/ritualistic, repetitive, involuntary, compulsive behavior-more typical in women
panic disorder recurrent episodes of intense apprehension, terror, impending doom-physical complaints are more often in women
PTSD usually more than 1 month after trauma- more typical in women
phobias persistent, irrational fears-person avoids perceived hazard
chronic pain pain that persists past normal healing> 3 months- can lead to depression
malingering conscious willful and deliberate feigning or exaggeration of symptoms of an illness or injury to obtain a consciously desired end. litigation often involved
stress social, psychological, physiological factors that cause neurochemical changes within the body
alcoholism excessive use of alcohol, most common drug prob in US, especially with elderly
leading cause of preventable disease 2nd hand smoke
Created by: jessigirrl4