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AP Psychology Chapter 12

Medical Model
Disorders be diagnosed and cured
Medical name for abnormal disorders
Biopsychosocial Model
Diagnosing a disorder
Used to diagnose disorders and contains the five axes
Five Axes
Clinical Syndromes, Personality disorders and mental Retardation, General Medical Conditions, Environmental Factors, GAF Score how you feel
Concerns About Diagnosing
Stigma associated with it
Tendency to over diagnose
Confusion between actual disorder and normal everyday life events
Loss of awareness from reality
Dissociative Amnesia
Loss of memory of some event
Dissociative Fugue
Loss of awareness from oneself
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Person takes on more than one distinct personality
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
In which a person is unexplainably and continually tense and uneasy
Panic Disorder
In which a person experiences sudden episodes of intense dread
In which a person feels irrationally and intensely afraid of a specific object or situation
Obsessive compulsive Disorder
In which a person is troubled by repetitive thoughts or actions
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
In which a person has lingering memories, nightmares, and other symptoms for weeks after a severely threatening, uncontrollable event
Preoccupation with delusions or hallucinations often with themes of persecution or grandiosity
Disorganized speech or behavior, or flat or inappropriate emotion
Immobility(or excessive, purposeless movement), extreme negativism, and/or parrot like repeating of another's speech or movements
Many and varied symptoms
Withdrawal, after hallucinations and delusions have dissapeared
Somatoform Disorders
Psychological disorders in which the symptoms take a somatic form without apparent physical cause
Conversion Disorder
In which a person experiences very specific genuine physical symptoms for which no physiological basis can be found
A somatoform disorder in which a person interprets normal physical sensations as symptoms of a disease
A physchological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of one or more of three key symptoms : extreme inatention , hyperactivity and: impulsitivity