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PSYC 3082

Psychology 3082 Abnormal PsychologyBryan J Gros PhDFinal Exam Study GuideBe prepared to answer questions based on small case examplesChildhood DisordersoADHDCentral featuresinattention hyperactivity and impulsivityCluster 1Symptoms of inattentionCluster 2Symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity clusterEither cluster 1 or 2 must be present for a diagnosis and symptoms must be present prior to age 7oLearning DisordersReading disorderdiscrepancy between actual and expected reading achievementProblem cannot be caused by sensory deficits eg poor visionMathematics DisorderAchievement below expected performance in mathematicsDisorder of Written ExpressionAchievement below expected performance in writingElectiveSelective Mutisma refusal to speak in certain situations not an inabilityPervasive Developmental Disorders problems span the persons lifeoAutistic DisorderCentral FeaturesProblems in socialization and social functionProblems in communicationRestricted patterns of behavior interests and activitiesoAspergers DisorderMuch like autism but deficits in communication are much less severeRelatively high functioning main difference from autismRestricted patterns and socialization problemsoTreatment of Pervasive Developmental DisordersPsychosocial behavioral treatmentsMedication is only effective in addressing aggressive behavior of severe repetitive behaviorsnot a cureIntegrated Treatments preferred model build an appropriate social support structureMental RetardationoCriteria Significantly sub average intellectual functioning IQ below 70Concurrent deficits or impairments in two or more areas of adaptive functioningEg ability to care for oneself verbal and nonverbal communication skills function in school or work etcMust be evident before 18 years of ageoClassificationsMild IQ between 5055 and 69Moderate IQ between 3540 and 5055Severe IQ between 2025 and 3540Profound IQ scores below 2025Unable to feed selves walk etcSchizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
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