SOCA01H3 Lecture Notes - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Mental Disorder, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

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Health and Medicine Terms
Detox centers
Alcoholics are put in detox centers t detoxification is to get the alcohol out of your system t alcohol
stays in your system for nearly 24 hours t marijuana stays in your system 6 months
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
t used by psychiatrists t so until 1974 the dsm defined homosexuality as a disorder
Neuroses
a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or
interpersonal maladjustment.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
a clinically recognized condition that results from extended exposure to extremes of social and/or
interpersonal trauma,
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
A psychiatric association
Self-Defeating Personality Disorder (SDP)
Self-defeating personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of self-defeating behavior, beginning by early
adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. The person may often avoid or undermine pleasurable
experiences, be drawn to situations or relationships in which he or she will suffer
Blaming the victim
Blaming the person who was hurt
Imbecility
Someone who is stupid
Insanity
relatively permanent disorder of the mind; state or condition of being insane
Borderline schizophrenia
is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by abnormalities in the
perception or expression of reality. It most commonly manifests as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or
bizarre delusions
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Prozac
Anti-depressant
Serafem
Anti-depressant
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PDD)
is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome, afflicting 3% to 8% of women. It is a mood disorder
associated with the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
Eli Lilly
Global pharmaceutical company
Generic
any product, as a type of food, drug, or cosmetic commonly marketed under a brand name, that is sold
in a package without a brand.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
When someone gets distracted easily
Ritalin
a brand of methylphenidate in its hydrochloride form.
Amphetamine
stimulates the central nervous system: used chiefly to lift the mood in depressive states and to control
the appetite in cases of obesity.
Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
Children and adults who get distracted to easily
Ciba Geigy
began trading in 1758 in "materials, chemicals, dyes and drugs of all kinds"
Surgeon General , Everett Koop
Dr. Charles Everett Koop (born October 14, 1916) is an American pediatric surgeon and public health
administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as
thirteenth Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989
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