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Psych Ch. 16 Vocab

Chapter 16 vocab, disorders

Antisocial personality disorder personality disorder, that exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing.
Personality Disorders Psychological disorders, characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning.
delusions false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, may accompany psychotic disorders.
Schizophrenia Groups of severe disorders characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, and disturbed perceptions, inappropriate emotions and actions.
Dissociative Identity disorder A person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. AKA Multiple Personality Disorder
Dissociative Disorders Consciousness, awareness becomes separated from pervious memories, thoughts and feelings
Bipolar Disorder Mood disorder which the person alternates between the hopelessness adn lethargy or depression and the over excited state of mania. Formerly known as Manic Depressive Disorders.
Manic Episode Mood disorder marked by a hyperactive, wildly optimistic state.
Major Depressive Disorder Mood disorder, which a person, for no reason, experiences 2 or more weeks of depressed moods, feelings of worthlessness adn diminshed interst or pleasure in most activities.
Mood Disorders Psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Anxiey disorder marked by a minutes-long episode of intense dread in which a person experinces terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Anixety disorder which a person is continually tense, apperhensive and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal.
Anxiety Disorders Psychological diorders characterized by distressing persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety.
Psychotic Disorder Psychological disorder, a person loses contact with relaity, experiencing irrational ideas adn distorted perceptions
Neurotic Disorder Psychological disorder, usually distressing but allows one to think rationally and function socially
DSM-IV American Pyschiatric Association's Diognostic adn statistical manual of mental disorders, widely used system for calssifying psychological diorders (DSM-IV-TR)
Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective Contemporary perspective which assumes that biological, psychological and sociocultural factors combine and interact to produce psychological disorders.
Medical Model Concept that diseases have physicaly causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and, in most cases, cured. When applied to psych disorders, assumes "mental" illnesses can be diagnosed on basis of symptoms and cured through therapy.
Psychological Disorder "harmful dysfunction" which behavior is judged to be atypical, disturbing, maladaptive adn unjustifiable.
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