Abnormal Psychology Review Sheet

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Panic Disorder
An anxiety disorder may lead to agoraphobia (fear of public spaces)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
An anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/ or actions (compulsions)
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Someone who is constantly violating the rights of others (may be aggressive and ruthless)
Somatoform Disorder
psychological disorder in which symptoms take bodily form with out apparent physical cause
Personality Disorder
Group of disorders gets in the way of maintaining lasting social relationships
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Characterized by self centered. They want attention and special treatment bc they feel like they are superior
Dissociative disorder
A disorder in which conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings
Dissociative Amnesia
When a person forgets the memories that are traumatic
Dissociative Fugue
If a person forgets about his life and starts a new life somewhere else. Fugue= flee
Dysthymic Disorder
Milder form of major depression
Major Depressive Disorder
the mood disorder that is characterized by thoughts of suicidal thoughts
Someone has too little serotonin in their brain
Bipolar disorder
A mood disorder in which the person alternates btw the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and the overexcited state of mania
treated by lithium
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
the last resort treatment for major depression
Paranoid Schizophrenia
Preoccupation with delusions or hallucinations, often with themes of perfection or grandiosity
Disorganized Schizophrenia
Disorganized speech or behavior, or flat or inappropriate emotions
Catatonic Schizophrenia
unreasonable negativism and/or parrot like mocking
Undifferentiated Schizophrenia
Many and varied symptoms
Residual Schizophrenia
Withdrawal, after hallucinations and delusions have disappeared
Cognitive Therapy
Teaching them more adaptive way of thinking
Systematic desensitization
type of a counterconditioning that associated an unpleasant state with gradually increasing anxiety- triggering stimuli. Commonly use to treat phobias
Aversive Conditioning
Type of counter conditioning that associates an unpleasant state (nausea) with un wanted behavior (drinking alcohol)
Categories: Abnormal Psychology