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A personality disorder in which the person (usually a man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist. antisocial personality disorder
A rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. dissociative identity disorder
psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes mood disorders
an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal generalized anxiety disorder
An anxiety disorder marked by unpredictable minutes-long episodes of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations. panic disorder
a mood disorder marked by a hyperactive, wildly optimistic state mania
positive psychological changes as a result of struggling with extremely challenging circumstances and life crises post-tramatic growth
The American Psychiatric Association's system for classifying psychological disorders DSM-V
A mood disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or a medical condition, two or more weeks of significantly depressed moods, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished interest or pleasure in most activities. major depressive disorder
irrational, persistent fear of an object, situation, or activity phobia
psychological disorder in which the symptoms take a somatic form w/out apparent physical cause somatoform disorders
A rare somatoform disorder in which a person experiences very specific genuine physical symptoms for which no physiological basis can be found. conversion disorder
a somatoform disorder in which a person interprets normal physical sensations as symptoms of a disease Hypochondriasis
a group of severe disorders characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions Schizophrenia
false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders Delusions
psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning personality disorders
Mood disorder in which the person alternates between the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and overexcited state of mania biopolar disorder
An anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and/ or actions. obsessive-compulsive disorder
an anxiety disorder characterized by haunting memories, nightmares, social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety, and/or insomnia that lingers for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience post-traumatic stress disorder
psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety anxiety disorders
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of one or more of three key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings disossociative disorders
the concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorders, have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and, in most cases, cured, often through treatment in a hospital. medical model
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts, feelings, or behaviors psychological disorder
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