behave in ways that deicate from the avg. or majority
inhability to get along in the world
inhability to function in society on a day to day basis
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, classification method for disorders
Global Assessment of Functioning, a number between 1-100 to represent the normal functioning of a person.
Anxiety Disorders (A.D.)
These people feel a need of anxiety that is out of proportion to the situation provoking it and may affect everyday functioning.
characterized by persistent, vague feelings of anxiety, difficulty making decisions, constant worry, tension
When severe anxiety is focused on a particular object, animal, activity, or situation that seems out of proportion. Can be classified into 3 groups.
1 of 3 groups for Phobic Disorder;
1 of 3 groups for Phobic DIsorder; phobias related to social situations
1 of 3 groups for Phobic Disorder; fear of being in public places
Panic is a feeling of sudden, helpless terror. A person feels a sense of doom and can experience difficulty breathing, dizziness, nausea, and increase in heart rate. Attacks can last from minutes to an hour.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; involves uncontrollable pattern of thoughts, repeating beahaviors to deal with thoguhts and anxiety.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; condition found in some people that have experienced a traumatic event. Symptoms include; flashbacks, nightmares, extreme feeling of guilt, avoidance of stimuli related to the event.
disorders present as physical symptoms brought on by psychological distress, with no physical cause.
Part of Somatoform Disorders: leads to the loss of a specific physical function
Part of Somatoform Disorders: When a person becomes preoccupied with imagined ailments. They go to numerous doctor's appointments, but nothing is found wrong.
they involve breakdown in consciousness, which can lead to problems with memory or awareness.
Part of Dissociative Disorders: inhability to recall personal information and events
Part of Dissociative Disorders: inhability to recall personal information and events with addition that person travels away, (flight response)
Part of Dissociative Disorders: Dissociative Identity Disorder; or Multiple Personality Disorder; Often involves problems with memory loss and blackouts, Usually suffered from severe physical, psychological, and/or sexual abuse during childhood.