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Lecture 5

PSYCH257 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Sleep Disorder, Depersonalization, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH257
Professor
Allison Kelly
Lecture
5

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Soldiers in trenches
"Shell shock"
"Railway Spine"
"Neuro-asthenia"
Earlier DSM
"Gross Stress Reaction"
Mental illness with significant impact on individual's ability to live
Stress
Changes sense of identity/security
Difficult to process stress
Events with destabilizing impact
What may be trauma to one, may not be trauma to another, depending on
cognition and processing; different psychological responses
Individual meaning
Trauma
Disorder
Witnessed or experienced
Threatened or real
Death, serious injury, sexual violence
Guilt, imagination, etc.
May be indirect
Traumatized through other's stories
Psychologists, physicians
Professionals
Trauma PTSD
An individual's ability to adapt to stress and adversity
Orchid vs. weed
Resilience
Glass is selves, water is stress.
Only deal with so much water, before the glass overflows
Genetics
Personality traits
Social connectedness vs. isolation
What affects the glass?
Type of trauma
Severity of trauma
Age of trauma
Duration of trauma
Number of traumas
Preparation for trauma
Other traumas, baseline stress
What affects the water?
Glass of water
What is PTSD?
Intrusive symptoms
Avoidance symptoms
Cognitive symptoms
Hyperarousal/Hyperactivity symptoms
"Classic" PTSD Symptoms
Symptoms
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
September 14, 2015
11:01 AM
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