PSYC 001 Chapter Notes -Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder

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Some disorders found in only certain cultures. I. e. koro: southeastern asian belief one"s genitals are retracting into one"s. Some are spontaneous when you wake up. I. e. jim jones - 1970s mass suicide. Understand difference b/t this and psychologically abnormal. Can be risk to oneself or others. Distressing to self or others - real discomfort . Distressing to others (out of concern) but not to self. Diagnostic & statistical manual (dsm-5) - u. s. / west culture major tool for diagnosis. Clusters of related symptoms that cause significant impairment to life functioning. Tend to develop after adolescence, not always permanent. Appears in childhood/adolescence and usually last for lifetime. Disorders not uncommon (26% population at any given moment, 46% when entire lifetimes taken into consideration) First proposed in 1952 & now the standard. Persuasive & excessive state of anxiety of at least 6 months. Can"t recall when they began to feel this way. Some can work with it, some are debilitated from working.

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