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Psychology 1000 Study Guide - Clifford Whittingham Beers, Bipolar Disorder, Phobia

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PSYCH 1000

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PSYCH 1000 – Mar. 23: Mental Disorders
-Depression & Mania [What are the symptoms of major depression?]
-Causes of Mood Disorders [How do various perspectives explain depression?]
-Symptoms of Schizophrenia [What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?]
Next Time: Schizophrenia & DID
Scan: Pg. 581-586, 577-580
Random Question: Prior to the DSM, the distinction between a neurosis and a psychosis was
based on problems of...
Answer: Anxiety vs. Thought Disturbance
Anxiety Disorders
Generalized anxiety disorder
Phobic disorders
Obsessive – Compulsive Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Dissociation of mind and body
Multiple Personality Disorder (Social Identity Disorder)
Mood Disorders
Major Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenic Disorders
Personality Disorders
Hard to look at, because people with Personality Disorders almost seem “normal”
Characterized by...
Disturbance in mood (affect) rather than thought
“High”  Mania
“Low”  Depression
Unipolar or Major Depression
Patient experiences only the despair of depression (the Low’s)
10% of men, 20-25% of women suffer from major depression
Bipolar (manic-depressive psychosis)
Patient swings from one extreme to the other (1%)
About 10 episodes of each state during life
If untreated, each phase can last months...but it can be treatable
Rapid Cycler (20%)...they have 4 or more swings per year
So What’s the Big Deal About Mania?
They feel good about themselves, mental high gear
Mild, maybe not
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