Part 2 2011
... is walking. The only way she seems to be able to stop these selfdestructive thoughts is to say Mother Goose nursery rhymes over and over
Laura takes over 40 different vitamins and herbal remedies each day to
keep herself in top physical health. Recently she had some severe
dizziness, but ...
... conflict or may being suddenly because
of a stressful experience.
People are more at risk for a conversion
disorder if they have any other illness
disassociate disorder or a personality
Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders
... Schizophrenia does not involve a split personality – people with this illness do not shift from one
personality to another. The closest concept to the split personality is Dissociative Identity
Disorder (DID), but this diagnosis is rare and there is controversy among experts about whether
it really ...
the continuity of psychotic experiences in the general population
... Area Program (ECA) carried out in the US between 1980 – 1984. The program
interviewed 18,572 community residents using the NIMH Diagnostic Interview
Schedule (DIS). The lifetime prevalence of hallucinations (not related to drugs or
medical problems) in this sample was 10% for men and 15% for women, ...
... • High expressed emotion in the family is associated with
Substance abuse (cannabis etc..)
• May activate underlying vulnerability and/or increase risk of
... – Brain Abnormalities: Brain scans of schizophrenic patients have
shown a number of brain abnormalities.
• MRI’s Show mild to moderate brain atrophy
• It is more likely to see these structural differences in patients
who have negative symptom patterns.
– Biochemical Factors: People who are diagnosed ...
1 - jlewishspsych
... 4. Choose one of the mental disorders discussed in this unit and
provide a brief summary of how each of the four perspectives
(behavioral, biological, cognitive, and psychodynamic) would explain
the disorder and what support they would provide for their position.
behavioral - past expe ...
SCHIZOPHRENIA & OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
... phase sx and periods of prodromal or
D. R/O Schizoaffective Disorder, Mood
Disorders, the effects of a substance,
and general medical conditions.
Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia
... Positive Symptoms-behavior that are present that should
Delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders
Negative Symptoms-behavior that is absent that should be
Weak social interactions, emotional expression,
speech, and working memory
AbnormalPsych - WordPress.com
... learning about abnormal psychology.
You may find that some of the symptoms we
discuss in this chapter sound like something you
This is normal; happens with medical students,
Note, though, that all psychological disorders
involve exaggerations of normal tendencies.
If you can a ...
... – Paranoia: characterized by delusions of persecution.
– Disordered thought:
• Lack of logic in thought processes
• Word salad or fleeting thoughts
Types of Schizophrenia
... This may be due to greater acceptance or work
opportunities available in third world communities.
This has important implications for social policy.
... A PowerPoint presentation (no narration) containing much of this information is available
here. Those without PowerPoint can view the information in pdf format here.
Schizophrenia, a "psychotic" disorder, is characterized by severe disturbances in perception,
thought, mood, and/or behavior. While th ...
Study Guide for Exam 6 Part I – The Trait Perspective in Personality
... What is the role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in emotion?
What types of emotions are associated with the right frontal lobe? The left frontal lobe?
Be familiar with the “epinephrine’ study.
What is the spillover effect? Recognize examples.
What evidence supports that some em ...
... which the person seems to disintegrate from
The person’s develops a distorted view of
the world around them.
... Antipsychotic medication – the
patient’s friend or enemy?
• ”Therapeutic window” at 1-4 mg haldol-eqv in f.e.p.
• Higher dose gives side-effects without increasing anti•
PERSONALITY DISORDERS GUIDED PRACTICE PERSONALITY
... Use the following set of PERSONALITY DISORDER SYMPTOMS in order to match them up to their
appropriate PERSONALITY DISORDER on the organizer:
I have added other disorders & their symptoms that are also categorized as PERSONALITY DISORDERS.
Match up each symptom to its correct disorder & add my additi ...
Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia
... – About 1.3% of people will suffer from schizophrenia at some
point in their lives
– More common in developed countries
– Equal occurrence for men and women
– Onset is usually in the 20’s
– Concordance rate is 50%
– However, genes are not the only influence
– A gene has not been located for ...
Module 17 + 18 Practice Questions: 30 points total
... 7. Most of the time, Lydia is dejected, has difficulty sleeping, and has no energy or interest
in her usual activities. However, every now and then, she seems normal for a few days, and then
reverses back into her sadness. Lydia probably suffers from:
A) unipolar depression
C) conversion disorder
My Revision of Definitions
... involving symptoms such as delusions (false beliefs), hallucinations (sensory experiences that do
not exist), and disorganized speech and behaviour.
What is psychosis?
Psychosis refers to when an individual will lose touch with reality and see, hear, or believe things
that aren’ ...
In psychology, schizotypy is a theory stating that there is a continuum of personality characteristics and experiences ranging from normal dissociative, imaginative states to more extreme states related to psychosis and in particular, schizophrenia. This is in contrast to a categorical view of psychosis, where psychosis is considered to be a particular (usually pathological) state, that someone either has, or has not.