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Lecture 27 Chapter 17
Classifying Mental Disorders American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual IV (DSM-IV) most commonly used classification scheme
oContains 5 axes that are described in the textbook
oAxes one mental disorder
oAxes two personality disorders
Simpler Classification
oNeurosis: excessive irrational emotionality without loss of contact with reality
- anxiety, phobia, obsession, depression
oPsychosis: severe disturbance of thought and emotion with loss of contact with
reality schizophrenia)
- hallucination, paranoia, delusion
Anxiety: emotion that is experience in anticipation of danger; diffuse emotional
reaction
oAgoraphobia ( with panic attacks )
oGeneralized Anxierty Disorder (GAD)
oHypochondrias [ worry worry worry ]
oObsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Agoraphobia: fear of being alone in public places; accompanied with panic attacks
oinvolves a period of intense fear and discomfort where some of the following
symptoms develop abruptly
- palpitations, pounding heart, sweating, shaking
opanic attacks are terrifying, and people stay away from public spaces from fear of
having them
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- usually contain themselves in certain areas, limited to what kind of travel they can do
- medication doesnt cure, just makes them more control of their actions
- confused about symptoms they have, shifts in energy level
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Lecture 27 Chapter 17 Classifying Mental Disorders American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM-IV) most commonly used classification scheme o Contains 5 axes that are described in the textbook o Axes one mental disorder o Axes two personality disorders Simpler Classification o Neurosis: excessive irrational emotionality without loss of contact with reality - anxiety, phobia, obsession, depression o Psychosis: severe disturbance of thought and emotion with loss of contact with reality schizophrenia) - hallucination, paranoia, delusion Anxiety: emotion that is experience in anticipation of danger; diffuse emotional reaction o Agoraphobia ( with panic attacks ) o
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