Psychology Unit 6
Different Disorders • Personality Disorder- maladaptive or inflexible ways of dealing with others and one’s environment • Conversion Disorder- a somatoform disorder characterized cy changing emotional difficulties into a loss of a specific voluntary body function • Bipolar Disorder- a disorder in which a person’s mood inappropriately alternates between feelings of mania and depression • Schizophrenia- a group of severe psychotic disorders characterized by confusion and disconnected thoughts, emotions, behavior, and perceptions • Fear- the usual reaction when a stressor involves real or imagined danger • Tolerance- the reaction of the body and brain to regular drug use, whereby a person needs an increased amount in order to produce the same effect • Dissociative Identity Disorder- a dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more personality states • How to treat panic disorders- Well you could always just use some drugs of the antidepressant category, yeah that will be enough • Causes of Schizophrenia-Biological influences, biochemistry and physiology, also the main cause is probably the interaction of environment, genetic, and biochemical factors
Different Terms throughout the unit • Biofeedback- the process of to control bodily state with the help of feedback from specialized machines • Stressor- an event or situation that produces stress • Cognitive Therapy- an approach in which thoughts are used to control emotions and behaviors • Empathy- the capacity for warmth and understanding • Prefrontal lobotomy- a operation in which a part of the brain is removed • Humanistic therapy- an approach to psychology that focuses on the value, dignity, and worth of each person and holds that healthy living is the result of realizing one’s full potential • Autonomy- the ability to take care of ones self and make ones decision independently • Behavior therapy- a form of therapy that begins with clear, well-defined behavioral goals aimed at changing undesirable behavior through conditioning techniques • Intellectualization- a coping mechanism in which a person analyzes his situation from a emotionally detached viewpoint • Nondirective therapy- the free flow of images and ideas, occurring with no particular goal
Short Answer Questions • What is the cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)? Who is most likely to develop this disorder? Give three examples of events that might trigger ptsd. • A. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition in which a person who has experienced a traumatic event feels severe and long-lasting effects. This disorder is common among veterans of military combat; survivors of natural disasters, such as floods or tornadoes; and victims of human aggression, such as rape and assault. Also survivors of plane crashes and other events like that will likely get this disorder.
Short Answer Questions • Name three types of schizophrenia and give a brief description of each type. • A. The paranoid type includes: hallucinations, and delusions. The disorganized type which includes: incoherent language, inappropriate emotions, giggling for no apparent reason. The remissions types which includes: people whose symptoms have disappeared but still have the disorder.
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