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PSY 202 Final: CH15Final Psychological Disorders Overview Chart

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Ryerson University
PSY 202
Kathleen Fortune

Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders Disorders Description Symptoms Somatic Symptom Disorder Marked by physical Pain or fatigue symptoms that suggest an underlying medical illness, but that are actually psychological in origin Illness Anxiety Disorder An individual’s  Behavior indicating health anxiety, such as checking continual for signs of illness. Easy alarm about medical problems; preoccupation with persistent fear despite medical reassurance. the notion that he or she has a serious physical disease Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Continual feelings of Muscle tension, mental agitation, susceptibility to fatigue, worry, anxiety, irritability, difficulty sleeping physical tension, and irritability across many areas of life functioning Panic Disorder Repeated and Racing heart, rapid breathing, dizziness, nausea, or sensation unexpected panic of heart attack or imminent death attacks, along with either persistent concerns about future attacks or a change in personal behaviour in an attempt to avoid them Phobias Intense fear of an  Sweating, trembling, hot flushes or chills, shortness of object or situation breath or difficulty breathing, a choking sensation, rapid that greatly out of heartbeat (tachycardia), pain or tightness in the chest, a proportion to its sensation of butterflies in the stomach. actual threat Agoraphobia Fear of being in a ^ place or situation in which escape is difficult or embarrassing, or in which help is unavailable in the event of a panic attack Specific Phobia Phobia of objects ^ places or situations Social Anxiety Disorder Fear of public ^ appearances Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Marked emotional Avoid thoughts, feelings, places, and conversations disturbance After associated with the trauma semicolon reoccurring dreams of experiencing or the trauma semicolon and increased arousal, such as sleep witnessing a severely difficulties and startling easily stressful event Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Condition marked by Repeatedly checking door locks, windows, electronic controls, repeated and lengthy and ovens. Performing tasks in set ways. Repeatedly (at least one hour per arranging and rearranging objects. Washing and cleaning day) immersion and repeatedly and unnecessarily. Counting the number of dots on obsessions, a wall or touching or tapping objects. compulsions, or both Hoarding Disorder Excessive acquisition Experience distress when attempting to discard of items, often of no value Major depressive disorder Chronic or recurrent state in which a person experiences a lingering depressed mood or diminished interest in pleasurable activities, along with symptoms that include weight loss, sleep difficulties Manic episode Markedly inflated self-esteem or grandiosity, greatly decreased need for sleep, much more talkative than usual, racing thoughts, distractibility, increased activity level or agitation, excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that can cause problems Bipolar disorder I Presence of one or more manic episodes Dysthymic (persistent depressive) Low level depression of at least two years’ duration; feelings of disorder
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