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Psychological Disorders

Biological Model of Psychological Disorders

View that psychological disorders have a biochemical to physiological base

Psychoanalytic Model of Psychological Disorders

View that psychological disorders result from unconscious internal conflicts

Cognitive-behavioral Model of Psychological Disorders

View that psychological disorders result from learning maladaptive ways of thinking and behaving

Mood Disorders

Disturbances in mood to prolonged emotional state

Depression

A mood disorder characterized by overwhelming feelings of sadness, lack of interest in activities and perhaps excessive guilt or feelings of worthlessness.

Psychotic

Marked by defective or lost contact with reality

Mania

A mood disorder characterized by euphoric states, extreme physical activity, excessive talkativeness, distractedness and sometimes grandiosity.

Bipolar Disorder

A mood disorder in with periods of mania and depression alternate, sometime with periods of normal mood intervening

Anxiety Disorder

Disorders in which anxiety is characteristic feature or the avoidance of anxiety seems to motivate abnormal behavior

Specific Disorders

Anxiety disorder characterized by intense, paralyzing fear of something

Social Phobia

An anxiety isorder characterized by excessive inappropriate fears connected with social situations or performances un front of other people

Panic Disorder

An anxiety disorder characterized by a recurrent panic attacks in which the person suddenly experiences intense fear or terror without any reasonable cause

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

An anxiety disorder characterized by prolonged vague but intense feats that are not attached to any particular object or circumstance

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