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Class Notes for Health Sciences 4091A/B at Western University

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Existentialism, Problem Solving, Logotherapy

Lecture 16: November 28 Final exam:  2 hours  10 short answer  You must answer all of 1-5 (worth 24)  And 2 of questions 6-10 (worth 6) Existentialism, essentially state: existence preceded esse...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Retail Therapy

Lecture 15: November 21 Why are some people weakened by stress, while others gain strength from it?  “Those who know how to transform a hopeless situation into a new flow activity that can be controlled will...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Public Health, Francis Bacon, Dissipative System

Lecture 14: November 16 H&W:  The most plausible explanation for the rise in presumed anxiety disorders in recent decades lies in changes in how and where psychiatry decided to draw the lime between d...

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Marnie Wedlake
Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Anxiety Disorder, Mental Disorder

Lecture 13: November 14 Differentiating natural fear from disordered anxiety  From what we’ve examined so far, do you think this is possible?  Subjective idea of what normal is  Socially constructed ide...

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Marnie Wedlake
Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture 12: Lecture 12

Lecture 12: November 9 Film: How to make stress your friend (Kelly McGonigal)  Chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort Distress: Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain Eustress: Modera...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Credentialism And Educational Inflation

Lecture 11: November 7 Flow theory:  Anxiety: shutting down  Boredom: not engaged  The window of the flow channel can be very wide some days and much more narrow other days  ...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Positive Feedback, Well-Order

Lecture 10: November 2 Disorder in consciousness: psychic entropy  Psychic disorder= information that conflicts with existing intentions, or distracts us from carrying them out, ex. Pain, fear, rage, anxiety...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, The Roots, Autotelic

Lecture 9: October 31 What does “flow” have to do with stress?  Ideal= we “should” be happy – if we are not happy then something is “wrong”  Real= life is not one big oasis- it’s a vast desert, with the occas...

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Marnie Wedlake
Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Existential Crisis, Paul Tillich, Anxiety Disorder

Lecture 8: Existential Despair Existential despair:  Trials highlight the transient nature of the life and lack of control we have over so many events  For some - +++ questioning the meaning of life an...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Mental Health Professional, Anxiety Disorder, Reductionism

Biomedical Paradigm’s Shaping/Fashioning of Anxiety The biomedical paradigm’s shaping of anxiety:  Normal state  Disease, trauma, or health condition  Disabled state  Medical intervention  ...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, World War I, Iatrogenesis

Traumatic Stress Reign over me:  Shows psychosis in response to trauma  Living productively in a psychotic state  Power of denial, defense mechanism  Regression is a common response to over burden...

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Marnie Wedlake
Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Therapeutic Relationship, Anxiety Disorder, Intellectual Disability

Fear and Anxiety as Pathology / Fear, Anxiety and Depression Psychopathology: the scientific study of mental disorders; features of people’s mental health considered collectively; mental or behavioural disorder Psychopa...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Anxiety as Disorder  Mismatches between biological designed anxieties and current environments o Challenge to the evolutionary approach to normal vs. disorder o Evolutionary view= how and why we’ve desig...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Tardive Psychosis, Anxiety Disorder, Biology Of Depression

Fear and Anxiety- Dis-order vs. Disorder  Stress=Fear=Anxiety o “Fears, worries, and apprehensions are painful and ubiquitous (we all have it) aspects of human existence, whether they are common or ...

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Health Sciences 4091A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Biomedical Model, Health Promotion

HS 4091A: Understanding Stress Lecture 2: September 14, 2016  Knowledge to practice gap—what we know now (knowledge) is 15 years ahead of practice o In mental hea...

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