21 terms

Chapter 12 Psych

type of schizophrenia in which the person suffers from delusions of persecution, grandeur, and jealousy, together with hallucinations
severe disorder in which the person suffers from disordered thinking, bizarre behavior, hallucinations, and inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality
bipolar disorder
severe mood swings between major depressive episodes and manic episodes
having the quality of excessive excitement, energy, and elation or irritability
cognitive psychologists
psychologist who study the way people think, remember, and mentally organize information
major depression
severe depression that comes on suddenly and seems to have no external cause
mood disorders
disorders in which mood is severely disturbed
generalized anxiety disorder
disorder in which a person has feelings of dread and impending doom along with physical symptoms of stress, lasting six months or more
obsessive-compulsive disorder
disorder in which intruding, recurring thoughts or obsessions create anxiety that is relieved by performing a repetitive, ritualistic behavior
personality disorders
disorders in which a person adopts a persistent, rigid, and maladaptive pattern of behavior that interferes with normal social interactions
study of abnormal behavior
culture-bound syndromes
disorders found only in particular cultures
psychological disorders
any pattern of behavior that causes people significant distress, causes them to harm others, or harms their ability to function in daily life
panic disorder
disorder in which panic attacks occur frequently enough to cause the person difficulty in adjusting to daily life
panic attack
sudden onset of intense panic in which multiple physical symptoms of stress occur, ofter with feelings that one is dying
specific phobia
fear of objects or specific situations or events
social phobia
fear of interacting with others or being in social situations that might lead to a negative evaluation
false sensory perceptions, such as hearing voices that do not really exist
an irrational, persistent fear of an object, situation, or social activity
false beliefs held by a person who refuses to accept evidence of their falseness
anxiety disorders
disorders in which the main symptom is excessive or unrealistic anxiety and fearfulness