PSYC 1115 Lecture Notes - Major Depressive Disorder, Major Depressive Episode, Ice Skating

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1115
Professor
Psych 100
March 15th 2013
Anxiety Disorders
Biopsychosocial view of anxiety disorders. Biology: genetic preparation from
threats to our ancestors. Compulsions often adaptive but disproportionate, ex.
Excessive hand washing. Washing hands good but disproportionate. Neuroticism
fairly heritable, sets stage for developing excessive worry. Psycho: conditioning.
Social: observational learning, like if your parents have a phobia and they make
you avoid their phobia too, you may develop it as well.
Classical conditioning related to phobia development, whereas operant
conditioning is related to phobia maintenance
Comorbidity: two conditions or diagnosis occurring at same time. Common for
depression and anxiety but not for everyone. Among children and adolescents,
anxiety precedes depression.
Racing with cars. Ice skating as a child for field trips. Travelling to Calgary, my first
trip. Reading program in elementary school.
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Biology: genetic preparation from threats to our ancestors. Neuroticism fairly heritable, sets stage for developing excessive worry. Social: observational learning, like if your parents have a phobia and they make you avoid their phobia too, you may develop it as well. Classical conditioning related to phobia development, whereas operant conditioning is related to phobia maintenance. Comorbidity: two conditions or diagnosis occurring at same time. Common for depression and anxiety but not for everyone. Ice skating as a child for field trips. Characteristics of major depressive disorder: two or more weeks of expressed mood, low interest in pleasurable activities, unable to experience pleasure, feel worthless, not caused by drugs or medication. Typically 5-6 episodes in a lifetime and more likely to happen again after first time. This diagnosis occurs worldwide, in north america wome twjce as kikeky to be diagnosed as men. Most likely people in 30s but can be any age.

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