a "harmful dysfunction" in which behavior is judged to be atypical, distrubing, maladaptive, and unjustifiable.
the concept that diseases have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and cured.
a contemporary perspective which assumes that biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors cobine and interact to produce psychological disorders.
the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
a psychological disorder that is usually distressing but that allows one to think rationally and function socially.
a psychological disorer in which a person loses contact with reality experianceing irrational ideas and distorted perceptions.
psychological disorders charaterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors to reduce anxiety.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
an anzeiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal.
an anxiety disorder marked by a minutes long episode of intesne dread in which a person experiances terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other sensations.
an anxiety disorder makred by a persistent irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and or actions.
rats are conditioned to fear the lab enviornment, after receiving shocks everytime they entered.
A person who fears heights after a fall may be afraid of airplanes without ever having flown.
helps maintain phobias and compulsions. Avoiding a feared situation reduces anxiety and produces reinforcement.
Observational learning, reinforcement, stimulus generalization, and fear conditioning.
Major Depressive Disorder
a mood disorder in which a person, for no apparent reason, experiances two or more weeks of depressed moods, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished interest.
a mood disorder in which the person alternates between a depressed and manic state.
disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
a rare dissociative disorder in which a person edhibits two or more sitince and alternating personalities.
Preoccupation with delusions or hallucinations, often with themes of presecution or grandiosity.
immobility or excessive, purposeless movement, extream negativity, or parotlike repeating of another's speech and movement.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
a personality disorder in which the person exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever conartist.
only occurs in females, very rare, up to the age of two the girl is normal, and then suddenly the head stops growing and she becomes mentally disabled.
psychological factors cause pain, distress, not intentional, very detailed discriptions.
sensory or motor; loss of voice, loss of smell, loss of hearing, paralysis; anxiety based.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
preoccupied with imagined body faults; spend most time looking at ones' self.