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PSYC 2113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Trichotillomania, Conversion Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress DisorderPremium

2 pages112 viewsWinter 2018

Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2113
Professor
Birdie Bezanson
Lecture
13

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PSYC 2113 Lecture Notes Feb. 14th
- We do’t ko the ause of hoardig ut likely a uleraility
- For some, the aspect of getting things gives pleasure
- We also live a materialistic society
- For soe people there’s soe history of ause so they get attached to objects rather
than people
- Early onset ut people usually do’t get treatet util they’re oer 50
- Body dysorphi disorder did’t used to e its o ategory i the DSM
- Most people experience dissatisfaction with their body but for dysmorphic disorder,
people have a preoccupation with an imagined/perceived defect in appearance. Quite
ofte other people a’t see hat they’re talkig aout. Ski pikig is oo.
- Prevalence is 2-13 percent in the student population
- Specifiers: muscle dysmorphia (high rates of suicide), insight (how much they can tell
that their behaviour is abnormal)
- Serotoi is’t properly regulated
- It is difficult to diagnose because it can be masked by depression
- Eating disorders are more focused on weight while BDD is more about any feature
- Commonalities with OCD: intrusive thoughts, checking
- It also relates to social anxiety
- People with BDD have difficulty perceiving facial expressions
- Treatment: some success with SSRIs, CBT and ERP
- One of the most famous cases of Body Dysmorphic Disorder is Michael Jackson
- Trichotillomania (Hair pulling) disorder: obsessive need to pull out hair, results in
noticeable hair loss and social impairment
- Excoriation (skin picking) disorder: can result in soft tissue damage
- Habit reversal training: becoming aware of behaviour, competing responses (give them
something physical to replace picking), relaxation training
- Social phobia is one of the highest prevalence rates along with PTSD and specific
phobias
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