3 Pages
Unlock Document

Psychological & Brain Sciences
CAS PS 101
Tracy Dunne

Psychological Disorders: Disorders reveal themselves in a person usually by mid-twenties, and become less likely as you get older trefenation: making holes in the head to let the devil out vulnerability stress model: the idea that everyone has some kind of vulnerability environment happenings collide with your vulnerability and a psychological problem emerges to meet the criteria of being abnormal, a behavior has to be: distressful: causes you distress dysfunctional: cannot function properly deviant: violating some written laws or social norms how we classify disorders: Reliability: How consistent the measurements or diagnoses are? Validity: Was the disorder accurately diagnosed? People are diagnosed on five axes ______________________________________________ Anxiety Disorders: Definition: Once anxiety attacks become more frequent, and once they become disproportional to the situation Symptoms ofAnxiety: Emotional Cognitive Physiological Behavioral 5 different anxiety disorders: GeneralizedAnxiety: Free floating worry or anxiety, don’t know what you’re anxious about Panic Disorder: Frequency of panic attacks increases Phobias: strong irrational fear of something OCD: obsessions are thoughts, compulsions are behaviors, you get an obsessive thought and act on it, four types are counting, cleaning, checking, and hoarding PTSD: anxiety thats comes after you have dealt with some traumatic event, there was no anxiety before the event but there is after People with anxiety disorders have a more reactive nervous system Somatoform Disorders: When a person has a physical problem, but there is no biological cause for the problem HIghly evolved defense mechanisms that convert anxiety into a physical problem Hypochondria: Very alarmed over physical symptoms, worry about symptoms so that they dont have to worry about what is actually giving them anxiety Conversion Disorder: Someone gets very serious neurological problems that occur suddenly due to something in the psyche, but the person is not alarmed by the symptoms M
More Less

Related notes for CAS PS 101

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.