PS280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Eye Movement, Cognitive Restructuring, Basal Ganglia
Ps280-z lecture 3 tuesday july 16th, 2013. Most common type of abnormal behaviour because we all do flourish with a simple level of anxiety. Commonalities with mood disorders (for instance, feelings of depression, bipolar) Some degree of anxiety is normal: facilitates performance at low levels, motivating effect, disruptive at high levels. Who does not experience anxiety: psychopaths to them, all of their behaviours are considered normal, acceptable, and no big deal. Shift in attention to state of self-preoccupation: paying attention to something but internally paying attention to yourself (such as what is going through your mind and your bodily state) Fear is an alarm reaction to current danger. Panic disorder: your whole body goes crazy, the feeling of having a heart attack. Generalized anxiety disorder: a worry about everything. Obsessive compulsive related disorders: obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) Obsessing about intrusive thoughts that make you worry and panic: hoarding, trichotillomania, excoriation.